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Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun is the fifth installment in the Medal of Honor series, released by Electronic Arts in November 2003. It is the first Medal of Honor game to take place in the Pacific Theater; and follows US Marine Joe Griffin through the Attack on Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Singapore, Burma, and Thailand. Unlike previous MOH installments, Rising Sun is fairly short featuring only 9 levels. A sequel was planned for Joe Griffin's brother Donnie but was quickly canceled due to Rising Sun's negative reception.
Note: An emulator was used to capture very high-resolution screenshots of this game for clarity. This upscaling required disabling some post-processing effects due to resulting graphical glitches. All screenshots have been checked against original PS2 footage to ensure that any glitches noted on this page are also present in the PS2 version.
The following weapons appear in the video game Medal of Honor: Rising Sun:
The early M1911 is the main sidearm for the first few missions.
Nambu Type 14
From the third campaign mission "Fall of the Philippines" onwards, Japanese officers can be seen using Nambu Type 14 pistols which are unusable for the player. German officers in Singapore are also armed with Nambu pistols instead of their own sidearms.
Webley .38 Mk. IV
The second sidearm used by Japanese officers is the British Webley .38 Mk IV revolver. The reason for this revolver appearing in-game is unclear; either they are captured weapons or a stand-in for the Type 26 Revolver. Like the Nambu Type 14, they are not playable.
Welrod Mk. II
A suppressed Welrod Pistol is used in the mission "Singapore Sling". The pistol in-game is incorrectly shown as a single-shot weapon instead of a magazine-fed pistol.
The M1928A1 Thompson appears simply as the "Thompson" and holds only 20-rounds in its 30-round stick magazine.
Sten Mk. IIS
The suppressed Sten Mk IIS is used by the player for a few missions and is used by Major Phillip Bromley. Like the Thompson, the magazine only contains 20-rounds, despite having a 32-round detachable box magazine.
Though it was originally planned to be a useable weapon in the game, the Type 100 submachine gun is only seen in the first cutscene of the final mission.
Winchester Model 1912
The Winchester Model 1912 shotgun is Gunny's weapon of choice and is eventually used by the player in further missions.
Arisaka Type 38
Japanese soldiers at all levels often carry Arisaka Type 38 with Type 30 bayonets attached, which they can use to perform a banzai attack. The soldiers are also able to fire two or three shots rapidly in semi-action despite being a bolt-action rifles. After these soldiers are killed, they disappear with their Arisaka rifles; so the player can not pick them up. However, sometimes the ammo of the Arisaka is (incorrectly) usable for the M1 Garand and M1903 Springfield rifles.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I
The Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I is seen in the hands of Chindit fighters, some Guadalcanal natives, and (real-life veteran) Martin Clemens. Not usable by the player.
The M1 Garand is used by the player in a few of the missions and by US Marines in the 3rd mission. It is shown as the main rifle of the Marines, even though in the real battle of the Philippines, they mainly used the M1903 Springfield as their standard weapon.
The M1903 Springfield equipped with a Winchester A5 telescopic sight appears as the only sniper rifle in-game.
M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle
After reaching the deck of the USS California, Joseph Griffin receives an M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle from Jack "Gunny" Lauton to defend the ship from air attacks.
The Type 11 light machine gun is seen many times being used by Japanese soldiers and can be used in several missions by the player.
During the final mission, the Type 99 Light Machine Gun is first seen in the opening cutscene and then used by Japanese sailors.
An M9A1 "Bazooka" is used in the seventh mission "In Search of Yamashita's Gold".
Grenade & Explosives
During the Philippines Invasion, the "Pole Miners" are armed with Shitotsubakurai Lunge Mines. Historically, this is quite inaccurate as the Japanese would not have been using such suicidal tactics early in the war in 1941, when they were on a seemingly unstoppable offensive in the Pacific and South East Asia. It was much later in the war (1944-1945) when they began to desperately turn to suicide tactics like the Lunge Mine, the Kamikaze raids and the human-mine.
Mk. 2 Hand Grenade
One Mk 2 hand grenade is seen hanging from Major Bromley's uniform.
Type 97 Frag Grenade
The Japanese Type 97 hand grenade is the only playable grenade in the game.
The main armament of the USS California are 4 × triple 14-Inch/50 Caliber Naval Gun.
Browning M2 Aircraft
The PT-20-class motor torpedo boat in the second mission "Pearl Harbor" has a turret with dual-mounted Browning M2 Aircraft machine guns.
Browning M2 Water Cooled
The player is tasked to man a water-cooled version of the Browning M2HB to shoot down various Japanese planes and incoming torpedoes aboard the USS California at Pearl Harbor.
A Browning M1919A4 is seen mounted in the Light Tank, M3.
Type 11 light machine gun
The Type 11 light machine gun appears also as a mounted weapon that has unlimited ammo and no cooldown.
Type 96 15 cm Howitzer
Various Type 96 15 cm Howitzer can be seen in the single-player campaign and multiplayer maps.
Type 92 battalion gun
During the mission "Pistol Pete Showdown", Sgt. Griffin encounters a usable Type 92 Battalion Gun.
Type 92 light machine gun
A Type 92 machine gun is mounted on an elephant (!) back in Burma, and at the end of the level "Supercarrier Sabotage", when mounted on a Japanese Aichi D3A "Val" Type 99 Carrier Bomber.
Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun
Several Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun can be seen throughout the single-player campaign.
Type 97 light machine gun
The Type 95 Ha-Gō light tank has two mounted Type 97 light machine guns.
Type 99 20 mm Cannon
Japanese A6M "Zero" fighters have poorly modeled Type 99 cannons in their wings. The nose-mounted Type 97 Aircraft machine guns are not visible.
Type 99 81 mm mortar
What appear to be Type 99 81 mm Mortar are sometimes used by Japanese soldiers. They can only be seen from a distance; after reaching the mortar's position it is no more there.