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PowerMonger

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.9
SNES
...
3.7
Atari ST
...
3.8
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Description

PowerMonger takes the basic design and concepts of Bullfrog's previous game Populous, and places it in a war context. The game cast the player as a dispossessed warlord plundering his way through 195 territories on the way to world conquest. Several other leaders have the same goal.

The gameworld is now made up of polygons, so the view can be rotated and moved with greater freedom than Populous. Trade, diplomacy, inventions, and scorched earth invasions all play a key role in how the player progresses through the game. Two-player games via modem links are available on computer versions.

Screenshots

PowerMonger Genesis The game informs the player to what each icon means
PowerMonger SNES Intro: He walks to the master of the castle...
PowerMonger FM Towns The army departs
PowerMonger Amiga Intro: The scout enters your castle.

Alternate Titles

  • "Power Monger: Mashō no Bōryaku" -- Japanese title
  • "Power Monger" -- Genesis title

User Reviews

Another Molyneux classic DOS Ummagumma (73)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Joystick (French) DOS Jul, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Power Play DOS Aug, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Sega Force Genesis Sep 30, 1993 67 out of 100 67
High Score Macintosh Jan, 1995 1 out of 5 20

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Amiga version of Powermonger appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – Best Strategy Game in 1990
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Strategy Game of the Year

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