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Lords of the Rising Sun (Sharp X68000)

Lords of the Rising Sun Sharp X68000 Title screen


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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 Sharp X68000 You can play as either Yoshitsune or Yoritomo
Lords of the Rising Sun Sharp X68000 The battle has begun
Lords of the Rising Sun Sharp X68000 Won the battle, the number of casualties and surviving soldiers is displayed
Lords of the Rising Sun Sharp X68000 Map

Alternate Titles

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

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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)


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

Kabushi (143914) added Lords of the Rising Sun (Sharp X68000) on Feb 02, 2012
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