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Description

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.

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Global Effect Amiga CD32 During the game
Global Effect Amiga Select scenario
Global Effect DOS GAME OVER
Global Effect DOS The verdant plains are yours to arrange as you see fit.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Mania Amiga Jul, 1992 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Play Time Amiga CD32 Aug, 1994 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1992 9 out of 12 75
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
Play Time DOS 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
High Score Amiga CD32 Jun, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Score Amiga Apr, 1994 50 out of 100 50

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