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PowerMonger (Genesis)

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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 Genesis Game over
PowerMonger Genesis The loading screen
PowerMonger Genesis Getting information on a rival territory
PowerMonger Genesis Getting detailed information

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

Power Play Feb, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Video Games Jan, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Sega Force Sep 30, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Sega-16.com Jan 14, 2015 4 out of 10 40


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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

PCGamer77 (3008) added PowerMonger (Genesis) on Jun 07, 2002
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