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Bandit Kings of Ancient China

Average Rating: 7.43/10
Video Game Rank: 4211
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Primary Name
Bandit Kings of Ancient China
Alternate Names
水滸伝・天命の誓い
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1
Maximum Players
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Release Date
1989-00-00
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Rel Date: 1996-00-00
Publisher: Koei Co. Ltd.
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Developer: Koei Co. Ltd.
Media: CD-ROM
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Rel Date: 1996-00-00
Publisher: Koei Co. Ltd.
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Developer: Koei Co. Ltd.
Media: CD-ROM
Region: Asia (Except China)
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Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Koei Co. Ltd.
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Developer: Koei Co. Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
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Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Koei Co. Ltd.
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Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
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US Amiga edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Koei Co. Ltd.
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Developer: Koei Co. Ltd.
Media: 3.5" Disk
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US DOS edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Koei Co. Ltd.
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Developer: Koei Co. Ltd.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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US Macintosh edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Koei Co. Ltd.
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Developer: Koei Co. Ltd.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

Bandit Kings of Ancient China, also known as Suikoden-Tenmei no Chikai (水滸伝・天命の誓い) in Japan, is a turn-based strategy video game published by Koei and released in 1989 for MS-DOS, Amiga and the Macintosh and in 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. In 1996, Koei issued a remake for the Japanese Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation featuring vastly improved graphics and new arrangements of the original songs.

Gameplay

Based on the Chinese novel Water Margin, the game takes place in ancient China during the Song Dynasty. The Bandit Kings of Ancient China—a band of ten bandits—engage in war against China's Minister of War Gao Qiu, an evil person with unlimited power. The objective of the game is to build, sustain, and command an army of troops to defeat Gao's army before January 1127. Players hold certain attributes such as strength, dexterity, and wisdom. Players must also deal with other situations such as taxes, care for the troops, maintenance and replacement of weapons and equipment, forces of nature, and troop unrest and desertion.

Battlefields take place on hexagonal grids, where players move their armies across various terrain in order to strategically engage and defeat the enemy army. Troops have the capability of fighting with either melee weapons, bows and arrows, magic, or dueling swords. When a player defeats an enemy army, they have the option of recruiting, imprisoning, exiling, or executing the captured enemy troops. Every individual battle lasts for a month, and players have until January 1127 to defeat Gao's entire army.

Source: Wikipedia, "Bandit Kings of Ancient China," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 4211
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Num Ratings: 5
Average Rating: 7.43
Standard Deviation: 1.88
Num Views: 334
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Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 1
Users Owning: 8
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