Romance of the Three Kingdoms II

Romance of the Three Kingdoms II by Koei is a historical role-playing/strategy game based on a real-life slice of ancient Chinese history. Your task is to unite 41 warring provinces into one empire.

ProTip: Groom two of your most charming generals as Messengers.

Supporting up to six players, these six epic-length scenarios require a major time commitment. At least, the CPU makes lightning fast calculations, and you can save two games.

Save your game periodically, especially before you go to war.

Eight major commands -- View, Army, Personnel, Trade, Internal Affairs, Diplomacy, Spy, and Move -- open up a hefty, simple-to-use menu of subcommands. You must build up your province's resources, conduct wars, and master the art of diplomacy to unite your country.

In Romance II, cloak and dagger politics are just as important as upfront nation-building or war-mongering. In fact the key to the game is being able to plot revolts, incite betrayals, forge slanderous letters, create turncoats through secret pacts, and hide spies in enemy territory.

The graphics are simple. You spend most of your time studying a static 41-province map or looking at a slick command screen. The sounds are similarly spartan.

Either you really like Koei games or you don't. Romance isn't everyone's cup of tea. But if your tastes tend towards far-reaching historical strategy, you'll drink long and deep from this cart.

Use Hide Generals to send generals with 100% Loyalty Mo a rival province. They'll subvert enemy generals.

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Sega Genesis Romance of the Three Kingdoms II download
  • Manufacturer: Koei
  • Machine: Nintendo
  • Number of Levels: 6
  • Theme: Simulation
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Number of Players: 1-12
  • Available: Aug, 1991

Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?

Not anymore, with the release of Koei's new NES title, Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2. Travel back to a simpler time, when the battle for power was fought on hallowed ground, not in the board room.

You can play against the computer or with up to twelve of your friends to see who can unite the fiefdoms of 3rd century China.

There are six scenarios to choose from. All six are from the same period, but all are different.

The game has been enhanced with a new Mac style, menu driven play format that makes it very easy to get started. As in the first game, your goal is to unite China under one leader. You build up your kingdom by planting crops to raise money, and recruiting new warriors to battle on your side. You can spy on other kings and make treaties or declare war.

The times may have been simpler, or were they? Find out as you battle for control of 3rd century China.

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