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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 Atari ST Intro: you have an idea
PowerMonger Atari ST Copy protection
PowerMonger SNES Title screen--much better than the splash screen, I must say.
PowerMonger SNES The you go to the main menu.

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

Another Molyneux classic DOS Ummagumma (73)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1990 973 out of 1000 97
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Zero Amiga Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun SNES Jun, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Apr, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Gamers (Germany) SEGA CD Apr, 1994 B- 67
Mega Fun SEGA CD Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 14, 2015 4 out of 10 40


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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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