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Lords of the Rising Sun

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TurboGrafx CD
Sharp X68000
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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.


Lords of the Rising Sun TurboGrafx CD You can pursue the enemy general in a platform-like action sequence!
Lords of the Rising Sun CD-i Main Menu
Lords of the Rising Sun CD-i Inspecting my army
Lords of the Rising Sun CD-i Map overview (middle)

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

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