Lords of the Rising Sun (CD-i)

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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 CD-i Map overview (left)
Lords of the Rising Sun CD-i Map overview (middle)
Lords of the Rising Sun CD-i This is not good!
Lords of the Rising Sun CD-i My siege failed and my army is defeated

Alternate Titles

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

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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

vedder (20533) added Lords of the Rising Sun (CD-i) on Mar 24, 2009
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