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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-98 List of all possible orders
Romance of the Three Kingdoms WonderSwan Character stats
Romance of the Three Kingdoms MSX Title screen
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Amiga Develop  land

Promo Images

Romance of the Three Kingdoms Screenshot
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Screenshot
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Magazine Advertisement
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Screenshot

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
  • "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 was here (20866)
It wasn’t good then, and it isn’t good now. NES PCGamer77 (3230)

Critic Reviews

Info Amiga Jan, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Dec, 1989 91 out of 100 91 NES Apr, 2013 B+ 83
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Geeks Under Grace NES May 21, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Kamakuranet WonderSwan 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Amiga World Amiga Mar, 1990 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Sep, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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

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