San Goku Shi: Eiketsuden
A spin-off title from the Sangokushi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) series where the main focus is Liu Bei. Sangokushi Eiketsuden ("Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Brave Hero Biography") is a spin-off of Koei's strategy series Sangokushi, or Romance of the Three Kingdoms, that focuses on a single major character from the conflict. In this case, the central character is the noble general Liu Bei of the Shu kingdom of the Three Kingdoms conflict. Koei would create other Eiketsuden games that focuses on single characters from their Sangokushi and Nobunaga no Yabou (Nobunaga's Ambition) franchises, such as Sangokushi Koumei Den and Oda Nobunaga Den. The game was first published on PC in early 1995. It was followed by Super Famicom, Saturn and PlayStation ports several months apart. It would also be adapted for the Game Boy Advance in 2005. The game splits its time between strategic battles featuring multiple soldier units and an "adventure" mode where Liu Bei visits towns, discusses topics with NPCs, purchases new equipment and recruits for his army. He is usually accompanied by his sworn brothers Guan Yu and Zhang Fei. During battles, players select which units to take into combat with them (though several major characters, like Liu Bei, are mandatory) and fight skirmishes with the enemy units. Depending on the player's choices in combat and in the adventure mode, the story may branch and they can end up fighting different battles.Released: 05
Publisher: Koei Co., Ltd.