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.