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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 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 On a hilltop, Yoshitsune decides whether he should attack this castle.
Lords of the Rising Sun Amiga Title screen.
Lords of the Rising Sun Amiga Starting off at your castle.

Alternate Titles

  • "Rising Sun" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

CU Amiga Jun, 1989 94 out of 100 94
ST/Amiga Format Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Apr, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Zzap! Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker May, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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

EboMike (3009) added Lords of the Rising Sun (Amiga) on Sep 25, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121978) and vedder (20153)