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Conquest of Japan is a strategy title in which the player must conquer their opponents' cities on the Island of Honshu in 16th century Japan. The ten cities must be occupied to win, which can be done by forming armies to defend their five cities and attack those of the opponents. When a city is taken, any mobile army that came from that city is automatically disbanded. In this way, potentially overwhelming forces can be routed by conquering their cities -- but only if the player can conquer the city before its army reaches its target. Depending on how the cities are located at the start of the game, players may find this to be a key part of their campaign strategy. When armies battle, the game switches from the strategic map to a tactical one. Formations, unit orders, and morale are factors in the tactical battles.


Conquest of Japan DOS Main Game Screen (VGA)
Conquest of Japan DOS Armies Info Screen (VGA)
Conquest of Japan DOS Setup - Samurai the way of the warrior (VGA)
Conquest of Japan DOS Main Game Screen (EGA)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Samurai: The Way of the Warrior" -- European title

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Conquest of Japan is an unusual little strategy game with some real appeal. DaWade (1383) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Play Time May, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Secret Service / New S Service May, 1994 68 out of 100 68
Game Players Mar, 1993 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Joker Jun, 1992 49 out of 100 49
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1993 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Power Play Jun, 1992 28 out of 100 28


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DaWade (1383) added Conquest of Japan (DOS) on Jan 15, 2004
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