Kishi Densetsu

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Kishi Densetsu
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Kodansha Research Institute
Genre: Simulation[1]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥9,800 (10,094)9,800e[2] T-46033
Non-Sega versions

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Kishi Densetsu (騎士伝説) is a 1993 real time war simulation/strategy game for the Sega Mega Drive by Kodansha Research Institute released exclusively in Japan.


Players will assume the role of an Unterstrumführer (equilavent of a second lieutenant) and take command of a Waffen-SS tank platoon. Starting from invasion of Poland, players will command up to 16 tanks in various battlefields in real time and attempt to destory enemy vehicles.

As the players complete levels, both player character and other tank commanders will be promoted to new ranks, gain medals and improve their abilities. New tanks and replacement commanders will also appear after every level. Since death of commanders in permament and amount of replacements are limited, player is encouraged to take good care of their tanks.

Gameplay takes place during real time. Obstacles in the field, such as trees, building or rock formations can lower accuracy and block shots while terrain can improve vehicles' speed or protection. All vehicles in the game have stronger armor in the front, weaker in the sides and weakest in the back, which means flanking enemies and protecting your own flanks will be crucial.



In 1999, Gaijin Productions released a partial translation patch which translated most of the menu options making the game at least playable. Name was translated to "Panzer Commander".

Production credits

  • Producer: Masahiro Tanaka
  • Directors: Takaharu Mita, Miyabi
  • Main Programmer: Yukihiro Tagawa
  • Sub Programmer: Takahiro Tagawa
  • Graphics Designers: Mitsunori Ohmachi, Takahiro Tomizu
  • Sound Composer: Isao Mizoguchi, Noriyuki Iwadare
  • Scenarist: Miyabi
  • Strategists: Miyabi, Makiko Ohmori, Akihiko Suzuki, Motoki Fukamizu
  • Manual Editor: Shinnichi Maehara
  • Photo Artist: Yoshiki Yamate
  • Special Thanks: Kakuma Abe, Naoki Saegusa
  • Test Players: Y. Sakota, M. Nishio, H. Shiraishi, K. Kimura, M. Watanabe, K. Takanashi, M. Chiba, M. Satoh, Makoushi
  • 企画: :講談社総研
  • 制作: Geo Factory
  • 音楽: Twofive
  • 協力: Warlock
  • Produced by: 講談社総研
In-game credits
Kishi Densetsu MD credits.pdf

Magazine articles

Main article: Kishi Densetsu/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-07: "July 1993" (1993-06-08)
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-08: "August 1993" (1993-07-08)

Physical scans

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Technical information

Main article: Kishi Densetsu/Technical information.


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