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Lords of the Rising Sun

aka: Rising Sun
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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.


  • ライジング・サン - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Amiga version)

16 People (12 developers, 4 thanks)

Art and Special Effects
Original Music Score
Additional Computography
Castle Floorplans
Executive Producers
Associate Editor
Software Documentation
Players Guide
Special Thanks To



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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

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  • MobyGames ID: 7288


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by EboMike.

Sharp X68000 added by Kabushi. TurboGrafx CD, CD-i added by vedder.

Additional contributors: vedder, Patrick Bregger, Jo ST, Infernos.

Game added September 27th, 2002. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.