Lords of the Rising Sun (Amiga)

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Japan, 12th century. After your father has been murdered, you set out on a quest to become Shogun to restore the honor of your family.

You'll have to defeat all your enemies - including your brother.

Most of the time, you'll move your troops through the big map of Japan - as soon as something happens, you'll have to fight your enemies in action sequences, such as a Gauntlet-like fortress attack or defending against a Ninja assassin. If two troops collide, a battle might ensue in which you'll have to use all your strategical wits to guide your men to victory.

In the CD-i version the informative sequences include life actor FMVs and voice acting as well as new background art.


Lords of the Rising Sun Amiga The main screen: A scrollable map of ancient Japan with all troops on it.
Lords of the Rising Sun Amiga Ninja attack!
Lords of the Rising Sun Amiga Attacking a castle. Note the sun on top of the screen that indicates the condition of the leader. If the sun is down, he is dead.
Lords of the Rising Sun Amiga Game over

Alternate Titles

  • "Rising Sun" -- Japanese title
  • "ライジング・サン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Jun, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The One Apr, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1989 86 out of 100 86
ST/Amiga Format Jun, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Apr, 1989 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
Amiga Joker May, 1993 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1989 703 out of 1000 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Bob Jacobs about Lords of the Rising Sun

In 1991, Cinemaware boss Bob Jacob admits the game's pace is too slow. He said it is a game you "spend twelve hours getting involved with the game", which is a problem if a player does only have one hour. (Source: Amiga Power #7, 1991/11)


  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Strategy Game in 1989

EboMike (3005) added Lords of the Rising Sun (Amiga) on Sep 25, 2002
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