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Essentially similar to The Settlers AKA Serf City, Global Effect involves building up a sound local economy before going out to attack other nations and rule the world. Cities must contain housing, food sources and power supplies, which is where it gets complicated. You can choose the environmental settings of the game, in a similar way to Civilization - an icy world or a post-apocalyptic one make things much tougher.

Environmental factors play the biggest part in this game, as you have to use efficient power sources if possible. You only get a certain level of power at the start of the game, and have to build enough 'green' things to increase it further - trees are the most effective.

Once you have a fully functional city capable of supporting military units of any quality, these can be directed off into battle by giving them pre-planned flight paths which can be over-ridden if need be.

Two-player games can be played via null-modem cables, even across different systems.


Global Effect Amiga Select scenario
Global Effect Amiga Map overview
Global Effect Amiga Temperature
Global Effect Amiga Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Global Effect: The world is in your hands" -- Tag-lined title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Mania Jul, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Power Play May, 1992 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1992 9 out of 12 75
CU Amiga May, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Apr, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Format Jul, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Magazine Sep, 1992 6 out of 10 60
Amiga Power May, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Score Apr, 1994 50 out of 100 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1992 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Martin Smith (66801) added Global Effect (Amiga) on Jun 27, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (209401), Martin Smith (66801) and Zack Green (1185)