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ZOOM Rising Sun
The Pacific Theater
Sold Out (Win95/98/Me/XP) (Retail) (RISINGSPR)

Publisher: TalonSoft

Games / War

Ratings:

90 from ActionTrip

When Dying for the Empire Was an Honor...

At the close of the year 1941, the Japanese Empire unveiled its imperialist plans to unite the western Pacific under the flag of the Rising Sun. The name for the new territory would be the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere." Beginning with the unprovoked, devastating raid on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese military launched surprise attacks against key strategic targets in an all-out effort to secure victory. From Singapore to Manila to the tiny island of Guam, the nations of the western Pacific faced the most dangerous enemy ever... men who considered it an honor to die in service of the Empire of the Rising Sun!

Now you too, can take your stand at Okinawa with TalonSoft's Rising Sun, the third installation in the award-winning East Front/West Front series. Storm the shores of the islands of the South and West Pacific or hunt your foes down through the snake-infested jungles of Burma. Do battle on the sandy beaches of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Betio, and many others. TalonSoft's Rising Sun puts platoon-level combat at your fingertips; do you have what it takes to lead your troops to victory?

Features:

30+ Exciting Scenarios: Relive historic ground battles between the Japanese and the forces of the United States, Britain and the Commonwealth from 1941 to 1945.

Four "Linked Campaign" Games: Lead a band of determined Japanese as they battle their way into Manila in 1942, or command your battle-hardened "Leathernecks" as they wade ashore and expand their beachhead at Guadalcanal. Or, take your battalion of tough Aussies up and over New Guinea's famed Owen Stanley mountain range along the jungle-choked Kokoda Trail.

New Terrain types: Fight your way through new terrain including dry and flooded rice paddies, light and dense jungles, palm orchards, and coral reefs.

Complete Orders of Battle: Orders of Battle included for US Marines, US Army, Japanese, British and Commonwealth such as Australians, Indians, and New Zealanders.

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/XP: 100% PC compatible, Pentium 200 or higher, 32MB RAM, 4x speed CD-ROM drive, Microsoft compatible mouse, 16 bit high color SVGA graphics, Windows compatible sound and video cards.

Reviews:

ActionTrip by Uros Jojic

"The third sequel of Talon Soft’s "Campaign" serial proves that not all has been said about the second world war and that the frequently used time period from 1939 to 1945 still has much to offer to the gaming industry. The serial first concentrated on the eastern front, and then continued westwards to bring us finally to the far east (or far west as some would call it). Apart from entertaining strategy fans, Rising Sun shows us that the WWII did not only hold Europe in its clutches, it also caught all other continents..."

"Apart from the 40 single player and multiplayer scenarios there are also 7 campaigns for one player: three dynamic ones where you can choose one of the sides and try to change the course of the war, and four link campaigns with a fixed order of maps and sides you have to play. The dynamic campaigns keep changing mission goals every time you start them. You can multiply the number of missions with five, because it is possible to play them on different scales, commanding anything from a battalion to a corpse. The first ones will have raiding or scouting missions, while the latter will take control of islands and destroy whole armies."

"The computer is a worthy adversary, he will try hard to pass your frontline units and reach the poorly defended points like HQ or artillery. There are four levels of AI – something for everyone, everything for someone."



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