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PowerMonger (SEGA CD)

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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 SEGA CD Intro silent FMV-- you're not happy about being outcast
PowerMonger SEGA CD Main map
PowerMonger SEGA CD Name entry
PowerMonger SEGA CD Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus Apr, 1994 79 out of 100 79
GamePro (US) Aug, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Nov, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Gamers (Germany) Apr, 1994 B- 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
Mega Fun Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 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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