Buy Romance of the Three Kingdoms Touch from iTunes
For those who have not already noticed, Koei has released the Romance of the Three Kingdoms Touch
app for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. It costs $9.99 and is largely based on the original Romance of the Three Kingdoms for the NES
. The interface is highly polished and very easy to control by touch, though as you might expect the game has been simplified for the mobile platform. You may only perform one action per territory per turn but that action may involve multiple officers and battle are waged between up to five officers on either side. If you are a fan of the Three Kingdoms series this is definitely a worthwhile purchase.
Some notes worth learning about the game: ‘Charge’ is a brutal battle tactic that always results in one combatant losing. The loser permanently loses war while the winner permanently gains. The loser may be killed. It will play a large role in key battles. ‘Rumor’ is highly effective, as is ‘Arson’ for weakening opponents outside battle. Governors may be recruited though their subordinates will not come along. Disasters are overpowered (sometimes even imbalancing) so maintain multiple war parties. Officer deaths and resignation take place in January. Money and food are both collected in July. War costs money. Keep a small or you will suffer an automatic defeat. Merchants are not always present in cities. Keep this in mind, especially while drafting. Rulers aside, captured officers can always be recruited. Romance of the Three Kingdoms Touch (Forum Discussion)