Playing France, Germany or England, your goal is to defeat the other two nations. First you have to build up your economy to earn money. You can build tobacco or cocoa plantations, goldmines and diamond mines. It is important to choose the right environment for the different mines and plantations. If you build a goldmine in a desert, then you won't make any profit and lose money because there is no or only little gold deposit and your workers want to be paid, too.
From time to time you suffer from thieves who steal your earnings or from locusts that destroy your harvest. With a one-time purchase of guards or insect repellent you can prevent these incidents. Having hired soldiers you can destroy adversarial buildings to weaken his economy or destroy his headquarters to expel him permanently from Africa and from the game. You win when you destroy both opponents.
In the shareware version you can only play for an hour. By registering you don't have to bear shareware messages, can play as long as you want, and get three more maps.