Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny

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Sangokushi III/Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Koei
Developer:
Original system(s): JP Home Computers
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega-CD
CD BackUp RAM Cart
Genre: Simulation[1][2], Shooting[3]

















Number of players: 1-8
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥14,800 (15,244)14,800e[4] T-76093
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-76086
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GMC071JT
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥14,800 (15,244)14,800e[6] T-76014
Non-Sega versions

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny, known as Sangokushi III (三國志III) in Japan, is the third game in Koei's Sangokushi franchise, a part of their Historical Simulation Series and a sequel to Romance of the Three Kingdoms II. It was first released in 1992 on various home computers and was ported to a variety of other platforms, including to the Sega Mega Drive in 1992 and Sega Mega-CD in 1993, with the Mega-CD version being exclusive to Japan.

History

Legacy

Both the Mega Drive and Mega-CD versions were included together in the Japanese model of the Mega Drive Mini 2 in 2022. The user is given the choice of playing either version.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny
Japanese 三國志III Sangokushi III

Magazine articles

Main article: Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[7]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
73
[8]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
58
[9]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[10]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-U
70
[11]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
70
[12]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
68
[13]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
48
[14]
Marukatsu Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
78
[15]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
65
[16]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
39
[17]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
84
[18]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
78
[19]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
70
[20]
Sega Mega Drive
65
Based on
14 reviews

Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny

Mega Drive, JP
Sangokushi3 MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Sangokushiiii md jp manual.pdf
Manual
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Map
Mega Drive, US
Sangokushi3 MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Sangokushi3 MD US Poster Back.jpgSangokushi3 MD US Poster Front.jpg
Poster
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[21]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
65
[22]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[23]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
73
[24]
Sega Mega-CD
64
Based on
4 reviews

Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny

Mega-CD, JP
Sangokushi3 MCD JP Box Back.jpgSangokushi3 MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
604,758,000 CD (JP) T-76014

Track list

Mega-CD version

1. Data track
2. S.E. 01 (0:08)
3. S.E. 02 (0:12)
4. S.E. 03 (0:09)
5. S.E. 04 (0:08)
6. S.E. 05 (0:08)
7. S.E. 06 (0:07)
8. S.E. 07 (0:06)
9. S.E. 08 (0:06)
10. S.E. 09 (0:06)
11. S.E. 10 (0:06)
12. S.E. 11 (0:06)
13. S.E. 12 (0:06)
14. S.E. 13 (0:06)
15. S.E. 14 (0:06)
16. S.E. 15 (0:06)
17. S.E. 16 (0:06)
18. S.E. 17 (0:06)
19. S.E. 18 (0:06)
20. S.E. 19 (0:06)
21. S.E. 20 (0:06)
22. S.E. 21 (0:06)
23. S.E. 22 (0:06)
24. 星辰 (3:46)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
25. 蒼天黄土 (1:40)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
26. 英傑決起 (2:43)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
27. 使者奉迎 (0:20)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
28. 旗鼓の間 (2:34)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
29. 勝利の喊声 (0:16)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
30. 蚊竜雌伏 (2:46)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
31. 現下喫緊 (1:52)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
32. 疾風迅雷 (2:24)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
33. 劣勢 (1:33)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
34. 落陽 (0:16)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
35. 彷徨 (2:23)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
36. 深憂 (1:53)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
37. 傾国の美姫 (3:21)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
38. 空水悠久 (3:04)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
39. 焔の城壁 (2:04)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
40. 帝 (3:07)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
41. 皇宮の宴 (2:09)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
42. 波濤の攻防 (4:15)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
43. 星辰—リプライズ (1:13)
Composed by: Minoru Mukaiya
44. Demo voice 1 (0:55)
45. Demo voice 2 (1:35)
46. Demo voice 3 (1:25)
47. Demo voice 4 (1:27)
48. Demo voice 5 (1:38)
49. Demo voice 6 (1:29)
50. Demo voice 7 (1:23)
Running time: 55:59

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms/Sangokushi games for Sega systems
Main Series
Sangokushi II/Romance of the Three Kingdoms II (1991) | Sangokushi III/Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny (1992) | Sangokushi IV/Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire (1994) | Sangokushi V (1996) | Sangokushi IV with Power-Up Kit (1997) | Sangokushi VI (1999) | Sangokushi VI with Power-Up Kit (2000)
Others
Sangokushi Eiketsuden (1996) | Sangokushi Returns (1997) | Sangokushi Koumeiden (1997)


Games in Koei's Historical Simulation Series (US)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II (1992) | Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny (1992) | Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf (1993) | Nobunaga's Ambition (1993) | Liberty or Death (1994)