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Global Effect

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Acorn 32-bit
Amiga CD32
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Essentially similar to The Settlers AKA Serf City, Global Effect involves building up a sound local economy before going out to attack other nations and rule the world. Cities must contain housing, food sources and power supplies, which is where it gets complicated. You can choose the environmental settings of the game, in a similar way to Civilization - an icy world or a post-apocalyptic one make things much tougher.

Environmental factors play the biggest part in this game, as you have to use efficient power sources if possible. You only get a certain level of power at the start of the game, and have to build enough 'green' things to increase it further - trees are the most effective.

Once you have a fully functional city capable of supporting military units of any quality, these can be directed off into battle by giving them pre-planned flight paths which can be over-ridden if need be.

Two-player games can be played via null-modem cables, even across different systems.


Global Effect Amiga CD32 Title picture
Global Effect Amiga CD32 During the game
Global Effect DOS GAME OVER
Global Effect DOS Select game variables.

Alternate Titles

  • "Global Effect: The world is in your hands" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Amiga Action Amiga May, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Mania Amiga Jul, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Amiga May, 1992 78 out of 100 78
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1992 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1992 67 out of 100 67
High Score Amiga CD32 Jun, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Amiga Magazine Amiga Sep, 1992 6 out of 10 60
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Apr, 1995 55 out of 100 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1992 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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