Feudal Chinese warriors fight for their lord against an evil warlord who is wreaking havoc and terror. Beaten opponents drop treasure, books and food which rejuvenate the combatants. Big bosses at the end of each level attempt to prevent your warriors from achieving their goals.
The players, after choosing from five warriors (Portor, Kassar, Subutai, Kadan or Abaka), fight their way across a map of levels. The foot soldiers of the evil warlord Akkila-Orkhan attempt to prevent the warriors from destroying their lord. Hand-to-hand combat, weapon combat and horse-based combat are utilized throughout the game. Sub-stages include a food-eating competition and a ‘beat-the-wooden-statues’ stage. The game has multiple endings that are dependent upon your progress.
If any of the player characters fail to defeat Akkila-Orkhan at the end of the game, he will escape and then return and conquer the country and rule over it forever. However, if any of the player characters succeed in defeating Akkila-Orkahn at the end, the country will be free from his tyranny forever.
Warriors of Fate was released in October 1992 outside Japan and Asia. It is known in Japan as “Tenchi wo Kurau II – Sekiheki no Tatakai” and in Asia as “Sangokushi II”.
There are quite a few things that were changed or taken out between the original Japanese version and Warriors of Fate. They are listed as follows :
After the bonus stage, a scene with the 3rd emperor making comments was cut.
After the bonus stage, there was an additional conversation with the advisor and Kuan-Ti.
All names in-game were accompanied by their kanji.
All names were changed and aren’t even properly translated from the originals.
Before the bonus stage, there is a scene where Kuan-Ti is discussing with the 3rd emperor is cut.
In stage 1, a short message from the advisor was taken out.
In stage 1, the boss gave a short dialogue.
In stage 3, during the opening the boss has a short dialogue.
In stage 4, the boss had a short dialogue.
In stage 5, Akkila-Orkhan has a short dialogue.
In stage 5, the boss had a short dialogue.
In stage 5, after killing the boss there is a long scene dealing with a woman and a baby that was completely cut.
In stage 6, there were additional lines between the player and Kuan-Ti.
In stage 8, a short message from the advisor was taken out.
In stage 8, the boss has a short dialogue.
In stage 9, a short message from the advisor was taken out.
In stage 9, there was a conversation between player and the boss.
In stage 9, you can select from 2 decisions which could determine which of 3 endings you would get.
Some weapons were generalized in the World version.
The demo opening and text is different giving more detail from the events that occurred in Tenchi o Kurau 1.
The text ‘Tekishou (boss name) uchiitotarii’ was accompanied with the voice at the end of every stage (The enemy commander (boss name) has been killed!).