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Rome: Pathway to Power

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Rome: Pathway to Power is set - as the name implies - in Ancient Rome. You start life as a poor slave in Herculaneum, which, along with Pompeii, was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Eventually you travel to Rome and climb the social ladder, becoming a Captain in the army, a Senator and eventually Emperor of Rome. Four of the game's six levels are adventure style romps, while in the other two levels you control an army in an attempt to conquer an enemy of Rome. The game contains many characteristic details to be seen around the levels; from naked people running around the Baths, to buying slaves to fight in the Gladiatorial games. There are instances in which you have the freedom to choose how to deal with various problems.


Rome: Pathway to Power Amiga You need to hurry if you don't want to miss an important event in the game!
Rome: Pathway to Power Amiga Title screen
Rome: Pathway to Power DOS European title screen (Rome AD 92)
Rome: Pathway to Power Amiga You conquered the Britons!

Alternate Titles

  • "Rome AD 92" -- European title

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User Reviews

A very good game, but still had it's flaws..... DOS James1 (240)

The Press Says

CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Computing Amiga Dec, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 81 out of 100 81
The One Amiga Amiga Nov, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1992 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Génération 4 Amiga Feb, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1993 47 out of 100 47


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The "Roman" names of in-game characters all sound jocular, mocking their functions (e.g. Militarius Conflictus, the Centurion; Vox Populus, the Herold - or a certain woman called... Erotica).
Contributed to by Richard Wilson (21) and Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419)