Romance of the Three Kingdoms for NES


Strategy turn-based tactics rpg historical
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Online version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms for NES. Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Sangokushi in Japanese) is the first game in a series of turn-based tactical role-playing simulation grand strategy wargames produced by Koei. The games are based on events that took place in China during the 2nd and 3rd centuries, drawing ideas mainly from the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Gameplay revolves around managing numerical statistics, each representing an attribute of a city or character. Characters have statistics to reflect their fighting prowess, intelligence and loyalty towards their respective lords, among other attributes...

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KOEI Co., Ltd.
KOEI Co., Ltd.
PC-88 (1985), PC-98, MSX (1986), NES, Sharp X68000 (1988), Amiga, PC DOS (1989), SNES (1994)
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms is currently playable only in version for NES.


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Online emulated version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms was originally developed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), an 8-bit third-generation home video game cartridge-based console produced by Nintendo, first released in Japan as the Family Computer (commonly known as the Famicom) in 1983. The NES, a face-lifted version, was released internationally in the following years. The NES featured a number of groundbreaking games, such as the platform game Super Mario Bros, the action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda and the action game Metroid. As one of the best-selling gaming consoles of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983.

The game controller used for both the NES and the Famicom features an oblong brick-like design with a simple four button layout: two round buttons labeled `A` and `B`, a `START` button, and a `SELECT` button. Additionally, the controllers utilize the cross-shaped joypad, designed by Nintendo employee Gunpei Yokoi, for Nintendo Game & Watch systems, to replace the bulkier joysticks on earlier gaming consoles' controllers.

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online game added: 2012-03-12, by dj