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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 PC-88 Title screen
Romance of the Three Kingdoms PC-88 Provinces overview
Romance of the Three Kingdoms PC-88 As a ruler, you can also do some... questionable stuff
Romance of the Three Kingdoms PC-88 Go, and may the Force be with you!..

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

Oleg Roschin (174012) added Romance of the Three Kingdoms (PC-88) on Nov 08, 2010
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