In Defense of N.A. 2
Having just read the previous review, it looks like you got a heck of a deal. Congrats! Now, as for the points that were made in negative, but not taken off in stars, remember, this is an NES game. 8bit graphics were very limited. Also, this game is very slow to play. If you want plug and play gratification, this is not for you. But if you have the patience to build your Fief, your army and get yourself set up (plus have fun making snide comments of the other Daimyos) then this game is great for you. I have owned a copy since the early 90s when I replaced one I had sold with my original NES unit. I still have the manual and have ordered a plastic storage case for it. I am still amazed when I see the price this classic goes for. As for the SNES version, it was the next game in the series, not the exact same game play, quite. The rest of the KOEI historic series (Bandit Kings of Ancient China, Genghis Khan, Romance of the Three Kingdoms for starters) are great historical simulation games. I have two copies of G. K. and enjoy having the two different games to go between. If you can get these for a decent price and are not in need of plug and play gratification, but enjoy a good challenge that will take you months and months of play without button mashing your thumb numb, then dive in!
Reviewed by: Jim J from Leesburg, VA on 7/19/2016