Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Setting: Chinese Three Kingdoms era

Group Description

This group includes games set in the time period in Chinese history between ca. 168 A.D and 280 A.D., known as the Three Kingdoms era (simplified Chinese: 三国). It began after the decline and fall of the Han Dynasty after the Yellow Turban Rebellion, and ended with the destruction of the Wei kingdom by what later became the Jin Dynasty. The "three kingdoms" refer to Shu (in today's Sichuan province), initially ruled by Liu Bei and later led by the renowned strategist Zhuge Liang; Wei (Northern China), ruled by Cao Cao and his sons; and Wu (South-East China), ruled by the Sun family.

The historical events of the era were later depicted in the novel Sanguo Yanyi (三国演义, "Romance of the Three Kingdoms") by the 14th century Chinese writer Luo Guanzhong (simplified Chinese: 罗贯中). Many subsequent works of fiction (including video games) followed the characteristics given to the historical figures of the Three Kingdoms era in the novel. For example, they tended to portray Liu Bei and other leaders of the Shu kingdom as the positive heroes, while Cao Cao was regarded as the main antagonist.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX2003PlayStation 2, WindowsKOEI Co., Ltd.4.63
Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends2003PlayStation 2KOEI Corporation...
Dynasty Warriors 42003PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxKOEI Co., Ltd.4.12
Dynasty Tactics2002PlayStation 2KOEI Co., Ltd.4.29
Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs2002WindowsStrategy First, Inc....
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII2002PlayStation 2, WindowsKOEI Co., Ltd.4.78
Kessen II2001PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3KOEI Co., Ltd.3.56
Dynasty Warriors 32001PlayStation 2, XboxKOEI Co., Ltd.3.36
Lü Bu yu Diao Chan2001WindowsSoft-World...
Fate of the Dragon2001WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.30
Dynasty Warriors 22000PlayStation 2KOEI Co., Ltd.3.67
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII2000Macintosh, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsKOEI Corporation4.67
Romance of the Three Kingdoms VI: Awakening of the Dragon1998Dreamcast, Macintosh, PlayStationKOEI Co., Ltd.4.30
Dynasty Warriors1997PlayStationKOEI Corporation3.75
Romance of the Three Kingdoms V1995DOS, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKOEI Co., Ltd.3.67
Sango Fighter 21995DOSPanda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd.3.62
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire19943DO, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA 32X, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Wii, Wii U, Windows, Windows 3.xKOEI Co., Ltd.3.51
Sango Fighter1993DOS, PC-98, Super A'canAccend Inc.3.81
Mahjong Sangokushi Engi1993PC-98SystemSoft...
Eiyū Sangokushi1993TurboGrafx CDIrem Corp....
Quiz Chiryaku no Hasha: Sangokushi Kitan1992PC-98SystemSoft...
Sangokushi II: Haō no Tairiku1992NESNamco Limited...
Yokoyama Mitsuteru Shin Sangokushi: Tenka wa Ware ni1992TurboGrafx CDNaxat Soft...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny1992DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx CDKOEI Corporation3.76
Tenchi o kurau II: Shokatsu Kōmei-den1991NESCapcom Co., Ltd.3.44
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Selected Covers

Sango Fighter DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Sango Fighter
Dynasty Warriors 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Dynasty Warriors 2
Sango Fighter 2 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Sango Fighter 2

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Sango Fighter
Tranquil Melody. Zhou Yu plays a tune before battle in the opening sequence. Filled with heavy rock music, this is one of the few peaceful moments in the soundtrack.
Screenshot from Dynasty Warriors 2
Sango Fighter 2 Start Screen
Screenshot from Sango Fighter 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Lü Bu yu Diao Chan