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PowerMonger (Amiga)

Genre
Perspective
Theme
84
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

PowerMonger takes the basic design and concepts of Bullfrog's previous game Populous, and places it in a war context. The game cast the player as a dispossessed warlord plundering his way through 195 territories on the way to world conquest. Several other leaders have the same goal.

The gameworld is now made up of polygons, so the view can be rotated and moved with greater freedom than Populous. Trade, diplomacy, inventions, and scorched earth invasions all play a key role in how the player progresses through the game. Two-player games via modem links are available on computer versions.

Screenshots

PowerMonger Amiga It's snowing.
PowerMonger Amiga Getting info on my new commander.
PowerMonger Amiga Intro: Looking over the map, you are pleased.
PowerMonger Amiga It's raining.

Alternate Titles

  • "Power Monger: Mashō no Bōryaku" -- Japanese title
  • "Power Monger" -- Genesis title

User Reviews

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The Press Says

The One Oct, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Zero Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Joker Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 88 out of 100 88
Zzap! Feb, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Dec, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Action Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Power May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Amiga version of Powermonger appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – Best Strategy Game in 1990
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Strategy Game of the Year

Martin Smith (63155) added PowerMonger (Amiga) on Mar 26, 2004
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