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James Clavell's Shogun

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


James Clavell's Shogun DOS Starting location
James Clavell's Shogun DOS Title screen
James Clavell's Shogun DOS Toranaga is attacked!
James Clavell's Shogun Macintosh Crew's quarters (color)

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The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1989 95 out of 100 95
Tilt Amiga Nov, 1989 17 out of 20 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 9.4 out of 12 78
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
All Game Guide DOS 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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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.


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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