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PowerMonger (DOS)

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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 DOS Start Menu
PowerMonger DOS You have been defeated !
PowerMonger DOS Copy Protection Screen
PowerMonger DOS Title Screen

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Another Molyneux classic Ummagumma (73) unrated

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Jul, 1992 91 out of 100 91
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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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

ClydeFrog (10071) added PowerMonger (DOS) on Jul 18, 2000
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