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Bandit Kings of Ancient China (DOS)

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Description

In the 12th century, the Emperor Hui Zhong is faced with an internal rebellion led by Imperial Minister Gao Qiu. The Song Dynasty comes to an end, and Gao Qiu became the new ruler. You take the role of an exiled ruler, and you must build your stats up to be able to challenge- and destroy- Gao Qiu and restore Hui Zhong to the throne.

The game is a military strategy game, like most of Koei's games, but instead of conquering a country, the goal is to depose the despotic ruler of China. You start out lowly, and have to work your way up by conquering smaller prefectures, forming alliances, and fighting small battles. You have to earn the right to attack Gao Qiu's home prefecture, though- he is off limits until you are powerful.

Screenshots

Bandit Kings of Ancient China DOS Prepare for battle (EGA)
Bandit Kings of Ancient China DOS Scenario select. (CGA)
Bandit Kings of Ancient China DOS Giving out orders. (CGA)
Bandit Kings of Ancient China DOS The Emperor is worried. (CGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "水滸伝 天命の誓い" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Suikoden: Tenmei no Chikai" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

What do you mean 27 years? There's a time limit? Aaaaaahhhhh.... Indra is here (19679) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
Top 5 all-time games Adam Tarr (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Praise for Bandit Kings of Ancient China...The Game Dhanawutt Hanwuttisut (3) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

The Press Says

Power Play Aug, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

Inspiration

The game is based on the book Shui Hu Zhuan, a novel based on actual 12th century Chinese political conflicts.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #12 Most Memorable Game Villain (Gao Qui)

Robert Morgan (863) added Bandit Kings of Ancient China (DOS) on Aug 05, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (6578), Firebird (5), PCGamer77 (3028), Infernos (5399), Kabushi (120979), Martin Smith (63168), koffiepad (10040) and אולג 小奥 (168604)