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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 DOS Intro - Spy riding to castle (EGA)
PowerMonger DOS Ocean side city (EGA)
PowerMonger Amiga Marching with my troops.
PowerMonger SEGA CD Main map

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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

Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jun, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Genesis Apr, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun SEGA CD Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Video Games SEGA CD May, 1994 45 out of 100 45

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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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