This article is about the first game. For the series, see Dynasty Warriors (series). For the live action film, see Dynasty Warriors (film)
Dynasty Warriors
Dynasty Warriors Case.jpg
Developer(s): Omega Force
Publisher(s): Koei
Release Date:
Japan: February 28, 1997

United States/Canada: June 6, 1997

Europe/Australia: December, 1997
Genre: Fighting
Game Modes: Single Player, Multiplayer
Ratings: ESRB: Teen
Platform(s): PlayStation

Dynasty Warriors (三国無双, Sangoku Musou) is the beginning of the Dynasty Warriors series. Unlike the later games, the original game was a 3D one-to-one weapons-based fighting game similar to Tekken, Soul Edge, or Star Gladiator. The tag line for the title is "You can't say you know the Three Kingdoms until you've played Dynasty Warriors!".

Characters[edit | edit source]

Starters[edit | edit source]

Boss[edit | edit source]

Hidden Characters[edit | edit source]

  • Cao Cao - Beat the game with every available Wei character.
  • Zhuge Liang - Beat the game with every available Shu character and press left on the character select screen.
  • Lu Bu - Beat the game with Cao Cao, Zhuge Liang, all of the Wu characters and Diao Chan.

Bonus Characters[edit | edit source]

The following characters need a code in order to play them. These characters do not possess endings.

  • Sun Shang Xiang - Press the following button sequence in the title screen: Left, Left, Up, Down, Triangle, Square, L1, R1. Has the same moveset as Zhou Yu.
  • Nobunaga - Beat the game with Lu Bu and press the following button sequence in the title screen: Square, Up, Triangle, Down, Circle. Has the same moveset as Lu Bu.
  • Toukichi - Beat the game with Nobunaga and press the following button sequence in the title screen: Down, Down, Right, Up, Circle, Triangle, R1, R2. Has the same moveset as Cao Cao.

Stages[edit | edit source]

Image Song[edit | edit source]

  • Sora no Kakera
Performed by Seirei Bishojotai Ceres

Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • Many of the characters' attacks in this game continue to influence their future incarnations in the Dynasty Warriors series. Certain characters, such as Zhang Fei, Taishi Ci, and Dian Wei kept several of the same animations until Dynasty Warriors 6.
  • The animations for their winposes also appear in other titles. A majority of them were changed by the series' fourth installment or fifth installment. As a likely homage, Zhao Yun's victory pose in Dynasty Warriors 6 replicates his actions during this game's intro movie and his winpose.
  • Character models also appear as alternate costumes in Destrega.
  • Nobunaga's theme music is remixed and later reused in Oda Nobunaga Den.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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