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Lord of Darkness, known in Japan as Bushō Fūun Roku, is the fourth game in the Nobunaga series (but only the third one to have been localized in English). The story of Nobunaga takes place during the Japanese civil war of the 16th century. In a wartime strategy game, 15 different warlords are represented across several territories.

One to eight human players can play, controlling different leaders and factions. Gameplay is done in one of two scenarios; the beginning of the civil war in 1555 or Nobunaga surrounded by his enemies in 1571. Management of population, supplies and military are the gameplay and successful manipulation of these numbers in the right combination to attack and defend against hostile intentions is what will bring your forces to victory.


Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness PC-98 Just because I look like Lenin on a rock tour in the 60-ies doesn't mean I can't become a powerful daimyo
Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness PC-98 Oy, I tell you, bubbe, you and I are going to turn Japan into something else, all you need is a bit of chutzpah, right?
Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness PC-98 Look, all I wanted to know is how you trim those sideburns of yours. I can't quite reach the same effect with a simple Gilette razor, you know what I'm saying?
Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness PC-98 Typhoon. Not an uncommon occurrence

Alternate Titles

  • "信長の野望 武将風雲録" -- Japanese spelling
  • "スーパー信長の野望 武将風雲録" -- Japanese SNES spelling
  • "Super Nobunaga no Yabō: Bushō Fūun Roku" -- Japanese SNES title

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Cor 13 (174145) added Nobunaga's Ambition: Lord of Darkness (PC-98) on Oct 30, 2010
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