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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 DOS Intro - Oddly enough, the full intro is not shown if 256 color graphics mode is used! I guess the artists didn't want to convert the original 16 bit machine intro to 256 colors! (VGA 16 Color)
PowerMonger DOS Intro - My army marches of for conquest! (EGA)
PowerMonger DOS Title screen. (VGA 16 Color)
PowerMonger DOS Intro - Spy riding to castle (EGA)

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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

User Reviews

Another Molyneux classic Ummagumma (79) unrated

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Jul, 1992 91 out of 100 91
PC Joker Aug, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Aug, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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

ClydeFrog (10550) added PowerMonger (DOS) on Jul 18, 2000
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