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PowerMonger

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
3.9
Atari ST
...
3.8
Amiga
84
3.9
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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 Amiga My men attack a village.
PowerMonger SNES Intro: The scout arrives at the castle.
PowerMonger Amiga We conquered the first island, now unto the rest of the world!

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Another Molyneux classic DOS Ummagumma (73)

The Press Says

Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Apr, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Nov, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Sega Force Genesis Sep 30, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Mega Fun SEGA CD Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 60
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

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

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

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