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A new version of the app has been released.
The details are as follows:

[Bug fixes]
Fixed the problem that GPS function can not be used on iOS 8 or later terminal.
Fixed various bugs within the app.

The standard-bearer in historical simulation gaming, “Nobunaga’s Ambition”, is available at last on iPhone and iPod touch. This title is a strategic historical simulation game set against the backdrop of the struggle for power played out by the mighty warlords of Warring States-era Japan. You will play as one of these warlords (daimyo), among them the revolutionary Nobunaga Oda, the “Tiger of Kai” Shingen Takeda, and the “Dragon of Echigo” Kenshin Uesugi, and fight for control of the 50 fiefdoms of ancient Japan, from Ezo in the north to Kyushu in the south.

Game Features
1. A return to the roots of the “Nobunaga’s Ambition” series.
The “Nobunaga’s Ambition” series has continued to evolve over the many years of its existence, but this title is its foundation, with its simple yet addictive game play and stylish presentation. The beautifully appropriate musical score is back, and the touch controls on the iPhone / iPod touch version make it easier to play than ever before.

2. A cast of unique characters.
This title features over 50 unique daimyo, each striving to control his own fief, and eventually to unify the land. Each player can find their favorite, and lead them to glory. Use the GPS feature within Japan to strengthen the Daimyo who controlled the fief you're currently in.    

3. The twin pillars of domestic government and war.
To hire and train troops and prepare for war, you must procure funds through the development of commerce and agriculture in your fief. Timing is crucial when it comes to the right moment to launch a strike against another fief―achieving the perfect balance between development and militarism is the only way to unite the land. Learn the basics of strategy and warfare with the easy and intuitive tutorial.

4. New original features.
The iPhone / iPod touch version of the game contains new original features such as the ability to create your own daimyo, a game mode that allows you to extend your life infinitely, and the ability to play your own music playlists as background music in the game. Now you can create your very own vision of the Warring States-era that suits the way you want to play.

What’s New

Version 1.4

[Bug fixes]
Fixed the problem that GPS function can not be used on iOS 8 or later terminal.
Fixed various bugs within the app.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Bill Grimms ,

True to the Original!

Well done!

Nobunga was my favorite Nintendo title growing up. Hesitated for awhile to purchase this iOS version, partly due to negative reviews (and mostly lack of time to play). Now, after playing for a few days over the holidays, I am exceptionally pleased with this app and would easily recommend to anyone else wanting to reminisce.

The developer spent a lot of time putting this app together, especially in making it true to the original. Gameplay is just like the NES version (but less clunky) and brings back lots of memories.

App hasn’t crashed once. You can just lock the screen or switch to something else and later pick up exactly where you left off. I love that you can play at your own pace (turn-based) and don’t need WiFi/data or any multiplayer nonsense.

Some additional instructions would have been nice. But again it’s so similar to the NES version, a quick download and review of the old NES manual was sufficient to remind me how the game mechanics work (e.g., unit types). Zooming into the map to select specific fiefs could be easier, as could an option to speed up repetitive turn-based choices.

But overall, this game is (just as it was decades ago) a lot of fun.


Nice and fun

Unlike the RTK2 there’s no generals or officials in this game, which could be a disappointment for some as lack of depth, but also making this strategic game easier to adapt to for non Japanese players. You don’t need any historical knowledge to enjoy the game. Just focus on the basics of strategic games, finding the right balance between strength and resources, and maneuvering according to opportunities or threats around you. You can even turn off the battle command if you only want to focus on the strategic side.

Daycaesar ,

Surprised how good it is

I have no idea why there are bad reviews. Most complaints I have read are people that just don’t know how to play. I almost didn’t buy it based on the bad reviews. Luckily it was just the people reviewing the game that is the problem and the game itself is pretty good. And $10 is a lot for an app but not really for this kind of game. Not perfect but it’s a good game.


306.7 MB

Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

Age Rating


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