Tenchi wo Kurau [B-Board 88622B-3]

The Arcade Video Game by Capcom Co., Ltd.

Tenchi wo Kurau [B-Board 88622B-3] screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

天地を喰らう © 1989 Capcom.

(Tenchi wo Kurau)

Tenchi wo Kurau is a 1 or 2-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 1st button will make you face left and swing your weapon, the 2nd button will make you face right and swing your weapon, while the 3rd button will let you use magic. You can also add coins any time to increase your vitality.


Capcom Play System hardware (CPS)
B-Board ID: 88622B-3

Players: Up to 2.
Control: 8-way joystick per player.
Buttons: 3 per player.


Tenchi wo Kurau was released in April 1989 in the Japanese arcades. It was known there as the 4th video game made for the CP-S system. It is known outside Japan as "Dynasty Wars".

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Heaven and Earth Recieving Blows'.

Known Re-releases: "Tenchi wo Kurau [B-Board 91634B-2]"
Known Export releases: "Dynasty Wars [B-Board 88622B-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'.

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 May 21, 1989.



NEC PC-Engine japan (1991)
NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM² japan (june.17, 1994) [Model NAPR1030]
Nintendo Game Boy japan (apr.22, 1994) [Model DMG-ETJ]

Game's ROM.

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