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Lords of the Rising Sun

aka: Rising Sun


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

Groups +


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



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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Identifiers +

  • 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.