PowerMonger

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
85
3.9
SEGA CD
68
...
PC-98
...
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 Genesis Game over
PowerMonger Genesis Enter a name
PowerMonger SNES Intro: ...and presents him a map of the land.
PowerMonger Amiga What to you conquer next?

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) Atari ST Mar, 1991 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
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 88 out of 100 88
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Nov, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Gamers (Germany) SEGA CD Apr, 1994 B- 67
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 14, 2015 4 out of 10 40

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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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