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This is a two-player game where you play one of four Chinese heroes on horseback and try to kill all of your enemies. You can swing your weapon forward or backward or use magic to defeat your enemy.

Dynasty Wars was produced by Capcom in 1989.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Dynasty Wars was produced include: F-1 Dream, CP System I, Daimakaimura, Capcom Bowling, Forgotten Worlds, Capcom Baseball, Area 88, Code Name: Viper, Adventure Quiz Capcom World, and Buster Bros.

Dynasty Wars
Dynasty Wars


Name Dynasty Wars
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7680
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Capcom CPS - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This is the third game Capcom produced using the CPS-1 system. The background and all characters were based on an actual history: the Period of Three Kingdoms after the "Hen" Dynasty in China. Character designs were based on a popular Japanese comic call "Destruction of Heaven and Earth".

Game Play

The game always scrolls to the right. The first button will make you face left and swing your weapon, the second button will make you face right and swing your weapon, while the third button will let you use magic. You can also add coins any time to increase your vitality.

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Various games have been created based on the Period of Three Kingdoms in China. For example, the game manufacturer KOEI has created a series of simulation games known as "Romance Of Three Kingdoms".

Cabinet Information

The background and enemies are all Japanese.


COPY OF: Tenchi Wo Kurau

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dynasty Wars Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Dynasty Wars collectors who are active members. Of these, 14 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Dynasty Wars machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Dynasty Wars circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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