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PowerMonger

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA CD
68
3.2
SNES
...
3.7
Genesis
...
3.7
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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 SEGA CD Helicopter camera pan of your command center
PowerMonger Amiga My men attack a village.
PowerMonger SEGA CD Intro silent FMV-- you're not happy about being outcast
PowerMonger Genesis Getting detailed information

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Another Molyneux classic DOS Ummagumma (73)

The Press Says

The One Amiga Oct, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Zero Amiga Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 88 out of 100 88
Power Play DOS Aug, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jun, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Apr, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Megablast SNES 1993 78 out of 100 78
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Aug, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Sega Force Genesis Sep 30, 1993 67 out of 100 67

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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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