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PowerMonger

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
4.1
SEGA CD
68
3.2
Amiga
84
...
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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 Atari ST My guys
PowerMonger Atari ST Intro: the plot thickens
PowerMonger FM Towns It snows over the sea
PowerMonger Genesis Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Another Molyneux classic DOS Ummagumma (73)

The Press Says

Joystick (French) DOS Jul, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun SNES Jun, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Apr, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jun, 1993 79 out of 100 79
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Aug, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
High Score Macintosh Jan, 1995 1 out of 5 20

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Trivia

Awards

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

Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3028), ClydeFrog (10073), Martin Smith (63198), ZZip (798), Terok Nor (17833) and Parf (7179)