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Lords of the Rising Sun

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
Sharp X68000
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TurboGrafx CD
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Amiga
80
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Lords of the Rising Sun Amiga Starting off at your castle.
Lords of the Rising Sun TurboGrafx CD Examining your troops
Lords of the Rising Sun CD-i Choose your clan.
Lords of the Rising Sun TurboGrafx CD Intro

Alternate Titles

  • "Rising Sun" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1989 94 out of 100 94
ST/Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The CD-i Collective CD-i 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Awards

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

Contributed to by EboMike (3009), Kabushi (120985) and vedder (20150)