(Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Nobunaga's Ambition (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Game Profile

Nobunaga's Ambition is a game set in Japan's Warring States period, a turbulent age when feudal warlords battled for control of the country.

As the ruler of a fief, the player chooses his or her own path to conquest: Will you wage war on your neighbors or rely on diplomacy? Use economic sanctions or send ninja assassins? Use all of your ingenuity and resources to unite Japan under your banner.

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Spencer McIlvaine

An ambitious strategy game from a nobler time.

It is hard to imagine now, but there was once a time when strategy games were the primary style of play on home computers. Japanese game developer Koei made it their mission to bring this style of game to consoles. And by appearances, they were...

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User Comments (36)

Bass_X0

#1

Bass_X0 said:

i'm betting Europe won't see this game. still the more snes games the merrier, eh?

slangman

#3

slangman said:

Dunno. Looking on Gamefaqs I can't see an EU date nor can I see PAL copies on eBay. I guess this is one of those SNES games that got quickly got forgotten about overtime.

Sharecrow

#4

Sharecrow said:

I remember this game being super hard but maybe I was just too young at the time to be any good at it...I had played the NES one, though.

I'll probably grab this when it comes out.

Jogurt_the_Yogurt

#6

Jogurt_the_Yogurt said:

Great game! Not quite as good as the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, but the VC definitely needs more strategy games.

marktheshark

#7

marktheshark said:

One game closer to the other Romance of the Three Kingdoms games! I think that Koei might actually put another ROTK game on the VC closely to the release of a Dynasty Warriors game.

tatemon555

#9

tatemon555 said:

Interesting...
I might get this later on, although I don't have any info about it.

dfalco

#10

dfalco said:

i never played this game it looks very hard not game would spend my money on but i might get uncharted waters if comes to eu

CanisWolfred

#12

CanisWolfred said:

Well, this looks pretty boring, actually. I guess I won't be looking forward to it, then, now will I?

Roo

#13

Roo said:

I see Nobunaga and I have very different ambitions...his don't interest me one bit! Sorry Nobunaga, ya muppet!

Mirokunite

#14

Mirokunite said:

I enjoyed this game back in the day.

Too bad the MMORPG never made it outside of Japan. It seemed like a blast.

StarDust4Ever

#18

StarDust4Ever said:

Yes, pixelman, I agree - please Nintendo - bring us Mario Kart and Yoshi's island instead of this garbage...

or hows-a-bouts some arcade games, hmmm???

03bgood

#19

03bgood said:

Nintendo needs to stop releasing random crap and focus on releasing good games like Super Mario Kart and Majora's Mask!

RurouniTeeter

#20

RurouniTeeter said:

Shocked to see this here. My dad really, really liked this game. I don't see why you're so harsh about it... It's not THAT bad... Jeez people...
Who cares about Mario Kart right now~ Play Mario Kart Wii, or get en emulator and rom of SNES Mario Kart if you want it so bad. Yoshi's Island is for GBA, play it for that, get a rom of that or SNES version. I know its playing on the computer and its not the same, but jeez people...

rodoubleb

#21

rodoubleb said:

Classic strategy game. My personal favorite is Shingen the Ruler but this is very good.

DrakeStaff

#22

Drake said:

Some people just don't know a good game when they see one. The whole Nobunaga series is great, probably my favourite Koei series.

MrPoo6321

#23

MrPoo6321 said:

This game looks kind of lame. The only strategy type game I ever liked was SimCity, and I don't know if that one really counts. At least it's another SNES game though. The SNES and the N64 are sorely lacking in the amount of games posted to the VC. Especially when you take a look at all the sh'mups on the Turbografx, all the crap games on the NES (although the NES does have a lot of good ones), and all the stuff on the Genesis. I honestly don't care really about Neo-Geo, Commodore 64 or Virtual Console Arcade. I feel like they're just there so Nintendo can wait forever to release games by doing one per week now. Maybe they feel a bit too busy with WiiWare and DSiWare and now they're not really trying that hard to get licenses for games. Speaking of licenses, why is the only licensed game on the VC, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES? Not that I don't appreciate seeing it there, I would just like to see more licensed games, like Aladdin and The Lion King or even Spider-Man 64.

Jogurt_the_Yogurt

#24

Jogurt_the_Yogurt said:

This game is awesome. I actually prefer this one to its sequel, too. It's relatively simple and streamlined, which means it's also very well-balanced. Very very happy to finally see this one released.

Goomba2996

#26

Goomba2996 said:

Ugh, this looks boring as crap. Nintendo when will you release earthbound or mother aka earthbound zero?

RurouniTeeter

#27

RurouniTeeter said:

I'm glad some people really like this game too! People for sure don't know good games... They expect too much...
@26. Goomba2996
Dude, quit being childish. AND if you read an update a long time while back, it explained EarthBound might not come here.

Devastator

#29

Devastator said:

Several weeks ago, alot of people were saying we were getting Super Smash Brothers for this day. What the hell happened to that Nintendo.

DrakeStaff

#30

Drake said:

Nothing happened to that, people were just making up stuff they hoped would happen. Super Smash Bros. has no indication of coming to the US anytime soon as far as ratings are concerned, and you'll probably get Majora's Mask first.

WarGreymon77

#33

WarGreymon77 said:

Hey, this looks like Koei's game called Kessen for the PS2. Very similar, actually. I wonder if the PS2 game was just a remake of this.

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