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Lords of the Rising Sun

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
CD-i
...
3.9
Sharp X68000
...
5.0
Amiga
81
4.5
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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 CD-i Ordering a unit to advance
Lords of the Rising Sun CD-i I Formed an early alliance
Lords of the Rising Sun CD-i Laying siege on an enemy city
Lords of the Rising Sun Sharp X68000 Your home

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1989 86 out of 100 86
ST/Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1989 82 out of 100 82
TurboPlay TurboGrafx CD Jun, 1992 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Zzap! Amiga Jul, 1989 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1993 74 out of 100 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1989 703 out of 1000 70
The CD-i Collective CD-i 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Oct, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

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)

Awards

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

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