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Based on the events of the Three Kingdoms era in China (3rd century), and on Luo Guanzhong's famous novel Sanguo Yanyi, the game casts the player in the role of one of the many warlords rivaling for control after the Yellow Turban Rebellion.

This turn-based strategy game introduces hundreds of historical characters of the Three Kingdoms era. The game's main objective is to become the supreme ruler of the remnants of the falling Han Dynasty. To do this the player has to build a mighty empire by conquering provinces and recruiting generals worthy of command. Fight massive battles, triumph over natural disasters and capture enemy strongholds.


Romance of the Three Kingdoms DOS Set up the players (EGA)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms DOS Choose a scenario (EGA)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms DOS Your orders, please? (EGA)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms DOS Examining the regional map (CGA)

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Alternate Titles

  • "スーパー三國志" -- Japanese SNES spelling
  • "三国志 for WonderSwan" -- Japanese WonderSwan spelling
  • "三国志" -- Japanese spelling
  • "三国志" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Super Sangokushi" -- Japanese title
  • "Sanguozhi" -- Chinese title
  • "San Goku Shi" -- Japanese title
  • "RTK 1" -- Common abbreviation

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Thankfully in this series, the first was the worst. Indra is stressed (19940) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • October 1989 (Issue #64) –Strategy Game of the Year

Indra is stressed (19940) added Romance of the Three Kingdoms (DOS) on May 03, 2003
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