DescriptionJapan, 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.
- "Rising Sun" -- Japanese title
- "ライジング・サン" -- Japanese spelling
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|Commodore User||Amiga||May, 1989||94 out of 100||94|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amiga||Jun, 1989||90 out of 100||90|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Jul, 1989||86 out of 100||86|
|ST/Amiga Format||Amiga||Jun, 1989||84 out of 100||84|
|TurboPlay||TurboGrafx CD||Jun, 1992||80|
|Compute's Amiga Resource||Amiga||Feb, 1990||20 out of 25||80|
|Video Games||TurboGrafx CD||Nov, 1992||4 out of 5||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||60|
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Bob Jacobs about Lords of the Rising SunIn 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