Sangokushi Taisen

A 12-year-old Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises

Sangokushi Taisen screenshot

Not emulated in MAME


Sangokushi Taisen © 2005 Sega Enterprises, Limited.

A card-based real-time strategy arcade game based on the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history and the Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

The game itself has an input system in which cards are placed on a sensitive playing area. Movement in-game is done by moving the cards on the playing field, and card behaviour on the battlefield depends heavily on the card type.

This game is played one-on-one and online play is available.


Sangokushi Taisen the Arcade Video Game
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Sangokushi Taisen the Arcade Video Game
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(members only)
Runs on the Sega "Chihiro Satellite Terminal" hardware.


Sangokushi Taisen was released on March 15, 2005 in Japan.


Ver 2.0 (May 24, 2006): It adjusted some general cards, created a new rarity of cards (LE/Legend), and added new topography. Version 1.0 cards were allowable on Ver 2.0 machines but with the new statistics/abilities.

The LE (Legend) cards are based on different manga portraying the Three Kingdoms era. These include Sangokushi by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Tenchi wo Kurau by Motomiya Hiroshi, and Ryurouden by Yoshito Yamahara, among a few others.

Game's picture.
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