Three Kingdoms: Legend of Cao Cao / Sangokushi Sousouden [J] Koei Co., Ltd. 1998

Sangokushi Sousouden is the fifth release in the Eiketsuden tactical role-playing series developed by Koei, and the third to be set during the Three Kingdoms Era. Gameplay resembles that of Fire Emblem. The game retells the exploits of the ancient Chinese warlord Cao Cao, who must quell rebellions and conquerer rival kingdoms in order to unite all of China. Whether you decide to usurp the throne, or support the Han is all up to you. The events are based upon those depicted in Luo Guanzhong's historical dramatic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The novel, itself, is based upon the historical battles and events of the actual Three Kingdoms period of ancient China. While Cao Cao is portrayed as a villain in the novel, he is actually the protagonist of Sangokushi Sousouden. As such, the negative deeds attributed to Cao in the novel are either altered to depict him in a more positive light or simply removed entirely. Three prominent opposing characters in the novel, Liu Bei, Zhuge Liang and Sun Quan, are Cao Cao's primary opponents in the game. The character portraits in this release are mostly enhanced, palette swapped re-creations of those used in the first Sangokushi Eiketsuden game. The sole exception is Cao Cao, who has a unique image design. Chinese Internet communities have produced various software modifications for Sangokushi Sousouden, including a mod detailing the story of Song Dynasty historical figure Yue Fei.
Already patched ready-to-play English version 129MB (provided by Lady Wu)
Patch info
Chinese Full Demo 327MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
Gameplay video

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