Development history

Originally, Sango Fighter was going to be published in the U.S. by Apogee Software, with help from Panda. During the game's brief stay with Apogee, it was titled Violent Vengance, but before long, Panda decided to publish it on their own in the U.S. The original title was reinstated when it was released in the U.S.

Super Fighter Team version

As of 2014, the game (together with the sequel Sango Fighter 2) is legally owned by Super Fighter Team, who has fully translated it into English and corrected some of its bugs. Both games are freely available at their website.

English language version

The first English language version of the game was released by a Taiwanese company named Accend, without permission from Panda Entertainment.


Sango Fighter is based on a novel called Romance of the Three Kingdoms.


A lawsuit by C&E Inc. took Sango Fighter off of store shelves.


One presumes that the "Sango" in the game's name refers to a streamlined transliteration of the pinyin Sānguó, literally the "Three Empires" of Cao Wei, Shu Han and Eastern Wu.

Information also contributed by Brandon Cobb, Pseudo_Intellectual, and Satoshi Kunsai

Contributed by Mickey Gabel (379) on Apr 29, 2000. [revised by : Alaka (55005) and Neville (2928)]. -- edit trivia