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aka: Power Monger, Power Monger: Mashō no Bōryaku

Description official descriptions

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.


  • パワーモンガー - Japanese spelling
  • パワーモンガー 魔将の謀略 - Japanese Super Famicom spelling

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Credits (Amiga version)

26 People (17 developers, 9 thanks) · View all

Programmed by
Graphics by
Sound by
Game Testing
Powermonger is dedicated to
  • Nolie
Special thanks to
And thanks to
Intro‑Sequence by
  • E.S.D.
Intro Programming
Intro Graphics
[ full credits ]



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.


  • 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
  • Enchanted Realms
    • March 1991 (issue #5) – Best Strategic Adventure (Amiga version)

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Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 1993


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by ClydeFrog.

SNES, SEGA CD, Genesis added by PCGamer77. Amiga added by Martin Smith. Atari ST added by ZZip. PC-98, FM Towns, Sharp X68000 added by Terok Nor. Macintosh added by Parf.

Additional contributors: RKL, Shoddyan, Alaka, Patrick Bregger, Rik Hideto, Narushima, Jo ST, FatherJack.

Last modified March 8th, 2023.