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PowerMonger (Genesis)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Genesis release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

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Power Play
Das komplexe Strategiespiel der Populous-Erfinder hat systembedingt ein Kontrollmanko: Ohne Maus ist das Spielgefühl nur halb so schön, in großer Hektik wird das Dirigieren des Zeigers zur Nervensache. Wer darüber hinwegsehen kann und nicht vor einer dicken Anleitung zurückschreckt, wird an dieser liebevollen Umsetzung viel Freude haben.
Sega Force
Precis som med Populous och Lemmings, som båda är designade för att spelas med muskontroll, märks det verkligen att Powermonger inte är gjort för Megadriven från början. För att göra Powermonger till ett riktigt Megadrivespel skulle man antagligen behöva konstruera om hela spelsystemet så till den milda grad, att resultatet skulle bli ett helt nytt spel.
It feels funny to think how much I was looking forward to revisiting Power Monger for this review. I couldn’t afford a computer growing up, so I spent my childhood lusting after the original when it appeared in Video Games & Computer Entertainment. After finally spending some time with the game, I can see that I, too, unknowingly bought into the hype. It’s as if Molyneux looked at Risk and thought to himself, “This is just too fast and engaging. I can fix this.” Power Monger is a novel experiment and lackluster strategy game made worse when playing it on the Genesis, where its substandard control scheme and sluggish gameplay drag down a game which already was never as excellent as it was made out to be.