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Nord and Bert
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Published on 12/13/2006
Nord and Bert was Infocom's 28th game and was written by Jeff O'Neill, the author of Ballyhoo.

Interactive Fiction for the Commodore 64
Nord and Bert
Nord and Bert (cover) by Infocom
Published: 1987, Infocom
Jeff O'Neill

Difficulty Level: Not Rated

Infocom's first collection of short stories takes you to a place where nothing is quite as it seems. It's a place where you really can make a mountain out of a molehill, where 'the fur is flying' is taken literally, and where a bow can be turned into a beau. Each of the eight stories in Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It involves a different type of wordplay. You'll find yourself challenging your wits and your memory to come up with the clichés, spoonerisms, and other verbal trickeries needed to complete the puzzles. But don't view this as a hard row to hoe. Nord and Bert contains built-in hints, which you can call upon when the going gets rough.

Nord and Bert was Infocom's 28th game and was written by Jeff O'Neill, the author of Ballyhoo.

I don't really know what to write for the plot of this is composed of eight scenarios that you should complete. The big picture is that you are in the town of Punster which suffers from the missuse of language by its citizens!

This was also the first game that loads both on C64 and on C128 (only in 80-column mode like the previous 3 sole-C128 games) and the first C64 Infocom game to occupy two disk sides.

Nord and Bert
Nord and Bert (game) by Infocom

For more information about the Infocom text adventure game Nord and Bert, please view the Infocom category in the C64 games database or visit the external links to other Infocom related content at the end of this article.

References to Infocom on the internet may also be found under the software company Activision, which bought Infocom in 1986.

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The text excerpt in italics below the credit information is taken from the cover of the game and ©Copyright 1987 Infocom.

Thank you to the following websites, which were used for sourcing some images, that appear in this article:
Moby Games.