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Dynasty Wars (USA, B-Board 89624B-?)

Dynasty Wars (c) 07/1989 Capcom.

This is a one or two-player game where you play one of four Chinese heroes on horseback and try to kill hordes of enemies. This game always scrolls to the right. The first button will make you face left and swing your weapon, the second button will make you face right and swing your weapon, while the third button will let you use magic. You can also add coins any time to increase your vitality.


Capcom Play System hardware (CPS)

Game ID : CP-S No. 04

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.576 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


The background story and all characters are based on factual history : the Period of Three Kingdoms after the 'Hen' Dynasty in China. Character designs were based on a popular Japanese comic called 'Destruction of Heaven and Earth'.

This game is known in Japan as "Tenchi wo Kurau".

The Tenchi wo Kurau series is based on the Chinese tale best known as Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Strider Hiryu : G.S.M. Capcom 2 - D25B1001) on 21/05/1989.


1. Dynasty Wars (1989)

2. Warriors of Fate (1992)


Producer : Kihaji Okamoto

Game designers : Noritaka Funamizu (Poo), S. Sato, K. Kataoka

Programmers : Y. Mutsunobu, M. Kobayashi, Y. Tsunasaki

Obj Designers : Kurichan, Y. Tamago, M. Tanabe, M. Matsuura, Shinji Sakashita

Scr Designers : Fukumoyan, M. Konishi, M. Miyao, K. Koizumi

Sound music : Manami Goto

Illustration : S. Shintani


* Computers :

Sinclair Spectrum (1990)

Commodore C64 (1990)

Amstrad CPC (1990)

Commodore Amiga (1990)

Atari ST (1990)