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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.


PowerMonger Genesis Enter a name
PowerMonger DOS Intro - Looking over map. (VGA 16 Color)
PowerMonger Amiga My men attack a village.
PowerMonger FM Towns The situation is grave, my lord...

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Alternate Titles

  • "パワーモンガー 魔将の謀略" -- Japanese Super Famicom spelling
  • "Power Monger: Mashō no Bōryaku" -- Japanese Super Famicom title
  • "Power Monger" -- Genesis title
  • "パワーモンガー" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Dragon Atari ST Apr, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Dragon Amiga Apr, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1991 973 out of 1000 97
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Score Amiga Dec, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Play Time Genesis Apr, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Gamers (Germany) SEGA CD Apr, 1994 B- 67
Sega Force Genesis Sep 30, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Mega Fun SEGA CD Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 60


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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.


  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Strategy Games (editorial staff choice)
  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – Best Strategy Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #32 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Strategy Game of the Year

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