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James Clavell's Shogun

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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3.7
Macintosh
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4.0
DOS
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3.5
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Description

In this Infocom interactive adaptation of James Clavell's Shogun novel, you play John Blackthorne, the first Englishman to set foot on Japanese soil.

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James Clavell's Shogun Macintosh Getting control over the ship (b&w)
James Clavell's Shogun DOS Title screen
James Clavell's Shogun DOS Starting location
James Clavell's Shogun DOS Escaping from Osaka

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The Press Says

Tilt Amiga Nov, 1989 17 out of 20 85
Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1989 74 out of 100 74
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1989 74 out of 100 74
SPAG DOS Mar 02, 1995 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1989 8 out of 12 67
All Game Guide DOS 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Innovations

After years of maintaining a policy of no-graphics interactive games, Infocom finally succumbed to the temptation: Shogun was their first game that featured graphics to enhance the story.

Inspiration

Although fictional, the game (and the book its based on) are founded on actual historical events. For more information, research William Adams (the role model for Blackthorne) and Ieyasu Tokugawa.

Information also contributed by Ray Soderlund

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