PowerMonger

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
SNES
79
3.7
Macintosh
...
...
SEGA CD
65
3.2
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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 SEGA CD Briefing
PowerMonger SNES Intro: He walks to the master of the castle...
PowerMonger Genesis Game over
PowerMonger Amiga It's raining.

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

ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Joystick (French) DOS Jul, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Power Play DOS Aug, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Nov, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Gamers (Germany) SEGA CD Apr, 1994 B- 67
Mega Fun SEGA CD Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 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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