Born in 1989
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Take control of your forces, gather weapons and intelligence and use your tatics to overthrow and take control of Japan and rule the east!
I especially enjoyed repelling assaults on my castles with a bow and arrow. Great fun!
In its day, Lords of the Rising Sun was considered to be the finest strategy games available with the Amiga 500 progressing well in its prime years against its competitors.
It is a strategy game, so the action moves slowly to give you time to think of your next moves on the battlefield. In moments of battle this can often prove to be too slow despite a speed up option on the Amiga although a save to disk feature was available. The game spans a wider battlefield than other games ever did, and as such the gameplay is far deeper and potentially more appealing for the avid strategist. With the long shelf life of this kind of game it is certain to become a classic among stratagy gamers.
The animation and graphics are supplemented in most circumstances by atmospheric musical effects to convey the impression of ancient Japan. Probably one of the best examples of this occurs during the opening credits of the game, although the music at other points is almost as good. Grunts and groans as you strike your enemies also appear at times as well as you battle your enemies.
Much of the game though is played from the beautifully drawn map, Lords Of The Rising Sun plays in real time, and the map reflects this as clouds drift across the skies above the battlefield!! . As you move your forces around you may watch their progress, sending out scouts for reports on enemy troop movements and positions is crucial, as is regularly reviewing your own forces.
Overall this is a gem of a game for the stratigists out there and one that sits in the Amiga hall of fame for good.
Review by Simon Tulloch
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