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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

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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 MSX Character statistics.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms MSX Choose if you want to play a new game or continue one. Then choose a scenario.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms DOS The regional map (EGA)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms PC-98 Work, peasants! WORK!!...

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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User Reviews

Very, very strategic and engrossing! NES Oblio (108)
Thankfully in this series, the first was the worst. DOS Indra is stressed (20013)
It wasn’t good then, and it isn’t good now. NES PCGamer77 (3008)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) DOS Dec, 1989 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Sep, 1989 3 out of 5 60
Kamakuranet WonderSwan 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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

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