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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 Weather effects!
PowerMonger DOS Start Menu
PowerMonger FM Towns Beautiful view of the castle
PowerMonger Genesis Main menu

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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

Zero Amiga Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Compute! Amiga Mar, 1991 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars 88
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 88 out of 100 88
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 85 out of 100 85
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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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