is a 3D fighting action game steeped in traditional Chinese history and mythology, its characters being warriors from the Three Kingdoms
era, a setting that was used by Koei before in their Romance of the Three Kingdoms series
Over 2000 years ago, Guang-Wu revived the Han Dynasty in China. Wars and chaos follow for centuries after, because of regional conflicts, rival dynasties, and bureaucratic problems. An insurgent group, the Yellow Turban Rebels, roams China killing government officials. The current Emperor Shao is protected by troops raised by the nobles of the land - but each noble has their own plan to gain power.
The characters can be chosen from four groups, each representing one of the main kingdoms - Shu, Wei, and Wu, as well as a miscellaneous-character 4th group.
The fighting is based on actual martial arts and weapons (and the tactics thereof) rather than focusing on combos, special moves, or other modern fighting-game embellishments.
- "三国無双" -- Japanese spelling
- "Sanguo Wushuang" -- Chinese title
- "Sangoku Musou" -- Japanese title
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Although most of the characters come from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms
series, there is the unlockable character of Oda Nobunaga, the historical namesake behind Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition
Of course, his presence here not only places him not only outside of his native country, but thirteen centuries before his time.
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Robert Morgan (869)
on Apr 02, 2001.