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PowerMonger

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
PC-98
...
4.0
SNES
...
3.7
DOS
81
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 Atari ST Introduction
PowerMonger Genesis Game over
PowerMonger DOS Main Game Screen
PowerMonger SEGA CD Briefing

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Another Molyneux classic DOS Ummagumma (73)

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1990 973 out of 1000 97
The One Amiga Oct, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Joystick (French) DOS Jul, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Mega Fun SNES Jun, 1993 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 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
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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