Global Effect

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Acorn 32-bit
Atari ST
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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 Copy protection
Global Effect DOS A volcano emerges.
Global Effect Amiga Title screen
Global Effect DOS Template elaboration

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) DOS Jul, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Action Amiga May, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Mania Amiga Jul, 1992 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1992 74 out of 100 74
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1992 72 out of 100 72
High Score Amiga CD32 Jun, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Apr, 1995 55 out of 100 55
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Apr, 1994 9 out of 100 9


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