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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.


PowerMonger Amiga Close up of a village.
PowerMonger Amiga Intro: Looking over the map, you are pleased.
PowerMonger Amiga You can click on any of the little guys in the game and get their info.
PowerMonger Amiga Intro: The scout enters your castle.

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Alternate Titles

  • "パワーモンガー 魔将の謀略" -- Japanese Super Famicom spelling
  • "Power Monger: Mashō no Bōryaku" -- Japanese Super Famicom title
  • "Power Monger" -- Genesis title
  • "パワーモンガー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Dragon Apr, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The One Oct, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Format Jan, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Zero Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Joker Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Score Dec, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Compute! Mar, 1991 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars 88
Amiga Action Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Zzap! Feb, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Dec, 1990 82 out of 100 82


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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.


  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Strategy Games (editorial staff choice)
  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – Best Strategy Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #32 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Strategy Game of the Year

Martin Smith (62904) added PowerMonger (Amiga) on Mar 26, 2004
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