Knights of Valour

The Arcade Video Game by IGS Co., Ltd.

Knights of Valour screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Knights of Valour © 1999 IGS.

A very good beat-'em-up with lots of special moves and great artwork.


IGS PGM hardware

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 20 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 8.468 Mhz)
Sound Chips : ICS2115 (@ 8.468 Mhz)

Control per player: 8-way joystick
Buttons per player: 4


Released in February 1999.

Licensed to Alta for Japan distribution.

This game is also known as "Sangoku Senki" (translates from Japanese as 'Knights of the Three Kingdoms').

Based on the Three Kingdoms saga.


"Knights of Valour Plus" is an upgrade with some differences :
• The bonus after every stage is higher for the original version.
• The colour of the lifebar is different for the 2 versions (yellow and green).
• The three secret characters in the original version are already unlocked.
• 2 new characters, the white Huang Zhong and the red Zhang Fei.


• Play As Diao Chan : Press B, C, D, Up, Right, Down, Left, Up, Right, Down, Left.

• Play As Xu Zhu : Press Left, B, C, Up, D(x2), B, C, Right, B(x3), C, Right, C(x2), B, C.

• Play As Zhang Liao : Press D, B(x2), C, D, Up, Down, Left, Right, Up, Down, Left, Right, B, C, D.

• Play As Zhuge Liang : Press Down(x2) B, Left, Down, Right, C, Left, Up, Right, D, Left(x2), B.

• Internet Ranking Mode : To play in the Internet Ranking mode, hold Up+B on first player and Down+C on second player before pressing Start.

Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.
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Page last modified on January 28, 2013