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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.


PowerMonger FM Towns Intro in English
PowerMonger DOS Start Menu
PowerMonger Genesis Playing the game
PowerMonger SEGA CD Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

Another Molyneux classic DOS Ummagumma (73)

The Press Says

ST Format Atari ST Feb, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Apr, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Sega Force Genesis Sep 30, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Sep, 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
Mega Fun SEGA CD Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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.


  • 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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