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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 DOS Measuring various metrics on the world map.
Global Effect DOS A volcano emerges.
Global Effect DOS Did you leave it better off than when you came in?
Global Effect DOS Generating a new world just for you.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Amiga May, 1992 93 out of 100 93
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
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Magazine Amiga Sep, 1992 6 out of 10 60
Score Amiga Apr, 1994 50 out of 100 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Nov, 1992 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Amiga Games Amiga CD32 Jul, 1994 33 out of 100 33
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Apr, 1994 9 out of 100 9


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