PowerMonger

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
DOS
81
3.9
SNES
79
3.7
FM Towns
...
4.0
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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 Intro: the troops move into action!
PowerMonger SNES Intro: ...and presents him a map of the land.
PowerMonger FM Towns I know only one way to solve all problems
PowerMonger Genesis Starting out

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

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 88 out of 100 88
Power Play DOS Aug, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Video Games SNES Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Sega Force Genesis Sep 30, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Gamers (Germany) SEGA CD Apr, 1994 B- 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games SEGA CD May, 1994 45 out of 100 45
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 14, 2015 4 out of 10 40
High Score Macintosh Jan, 1995 1 out of 5 20

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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

  • 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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