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[[caption-width-right:350:Remember that time in Chinese history with the giant frog infestation?]]

''Garyo Retsuden'' is a 1987 arcade action game loosely based on ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. Loosely.
'''Very''' loosely.

Taking place in an alternate version of Three-Kingdoms era China where giant monsters and evil wizards exist, the three sworn brothers, Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei, have somehow gained the powers to expel energy blasts and fireballs from their hands.

When the three brothers' sworn enemy, Lu Bu, abducted the princess, it's up to the trio to embark on a rescue mission as they take on enemy forces. Whose ranks includes giant slugs, frogs, bats, two-headed tigers and the players are left scratching their heads when pondering the question, "Which chapter in ''Three Kingdoms'' did all these insanity originate from?"

Gameplay-wise, ''Garyo Retsuden'' is more or less another ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors'' clone, save for the setting. And that the main characters have superpowers.

See also ''VideoGame/NinjaEmaki'', which likely inspired this game.
!! Garyo Retsuden contain examples of:

* AirborneMooks: Giant moths, bats, and hostile hermits flying on clouds capable of throwing projectile attacks are among the totally random variety of enemies you can fight.
* AmphibianAtLarge: Oversized frogs as large as carriages who can shoot projectiles from their mouths will inexplicably appear as occasional GiantMook enemies.
* BatOutOfHell: Man-sized giant bats are a rare enemy type, who swoops around the screen to attack your character. They're coloured [[AmazingTechnicolorWildlife blue, green or red]] but NOT black.
* BlobMonster: Small, green and blue blobs who can shoot projectiles are weak enemies in a few areas.
* CharClone: Lu Bu in the final level somehow takes on a Char Aznable makeup, for reasons unexplained.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Luo Dian, the boss of the Changjiang level, can split himself into copies to confuse you.
* FlyingOnACloud: We did mention this game have hostile hermits on clouds as enemies, right?
* HandBlast: Obtaining power-ups turns your ranged weapons, may they be arrows or flung knives, into projectiles shot from your hands. Note that many bosses and higher-level mooks have this ability too.
* MothMenace: Giant moth enemies will appear regularly to attack you with poisonous spores.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Giant oriental dragons are an occasional enemy variety.
* PantheraAwesome: You'll fight giant, ''[[MultipleHeadCase two-headed]]'' tigers a lot throughout the game, especially in the forest stage. They don't have any ranged attacks though, but can lunge at you with deadly speed.
* PlayingWithFire: The flame powerup can turn your projectile into fireballs. And upgraded into [[HomingProjectile homing fireballs]] for good measure.
* PowerFloats: Lu Bu, the FinalBoss, doesn't walk. He floats all over the damn place (somehow) while spamming attacks on you.
* PowerUpMount: You can find horses tethered to posts in a few areas, and ride them while kicking ass all over the place. They give you a helpful speed boost and if hit by enemy attacks, dissappears leaving you on foot.
* AWinnerIsYou: If you complete the game, you get a poorly-rendered still frame of the princess you're rescuing, telling you "Many Thanks for Your Courage". For '''10 seconds'''. Then the screen goes black... before you get kicked back to the [[EndlessGame Great Wall, level 1]]. Have fun!

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