The Battlefields of Napoleon (lost build of cancelled English localization of "Napoleon Senki" Famicom real-time strategy game; 1988)
The Battlefields of Napoleon is a cancelled English localization of Napoleon Senki, a strategy game released for the Famicom in 1988. It is based on the famous French military and political leader Napoléon Bonaparte.
The player controls Napoléon and his French army as they invade Europe. They can use their own strategy (or follow historic battles) to find out if they can succeed where Napoleon failed.
Not much is known about this game, except that it was going to be released in August 1988 by Broderbund, but it was cancelled for unknown reasons. On October 10th, 2022, a prototype cartridge for The Battlefields of Napoleon was spotted in an eBay listing, along with its original packaging. Video Game History Foundation’s Frank Cifaldi has asked for donations to win the auction.
- NES World's list of unreleased NES games, which includes The Battlefields of Napoleon. Retrieved 09 Aug '17
- Kotaku article on a cartridge surfacing. Retrieved 10 Oct '22