Lost In Translation/Dynasty Wars

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Dynasty Wars
Dynasty Wars marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1989
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 16 ROMs
5,570,560 bytes (5.31 MiB)
MAME ID dynwar · dynwarj

About The Game

Dynasty Wars is an arcade video game.

This is a 1 or 2-player game where you play one of 4 Chinese heroes on horseback and try to kill hordes of enemies. This game always scrolls to the right.

The 1st button will make you face left and swing your weapon, the 2nd button will make you face right and swing your weapon, while the 3rd button will let you use magic. You can also add coins any time to increase your vitality.


Released in July 1989.

The background story and all characters are based on factual history : the Period of Three Kingdoms after the 'Han' Dynasty in China. Character designs were based on a popular Japanese comic called 'Destruction of Heaven and Earth'.

This game is known in Japan as "Tenchi wo Kurau".

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 21/05/1989.


  1. Dynasty Wars (1989)
  2. Warriors of Fate (1992)


Kihaji Okamoto
Game Designers
Noritaka Funamizu (Poo)
S. Sato
K. Kataoka
Y. Mutsunobu
M. Kobayashi
Y. Tsunasaki
Obj Designers
Y. Tamago
M. Tanabe
M. Matsuura
Shinji Sakashita
Scr Designers
M. Konishi
M. Miyao
K. Koizumi
Sound Music
Manami Goto
S. Shintani

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the U.S. Gold port of Dynasty Wars.
Sinclair Spectrum (1990)
Commodore C64 (1990)
Amstrad CPC (1990)
Commodore Amiga ("Dynasty Wars", 1990, U.S. Gold)
Atari ST (1990)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Strider Hiryu -G.S.M. CAPCOM 2- D25B-1001[1] 1989-05-21 Pony Canyon Inc. CD version.
Strider Hiryu -G.S.M. CAPCOM 2- 22P6-0049[2] 1989-05-21 Pony Canyon, Scitron Label Cassette version.

External Links


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.