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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 You are safely sailing to Rome
Rome: Pathway to Power Amiga The storm is coming
Rome: Pathway to Power Amiga The adventure begins

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Alternate Titles

  • "Rome AD 92" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Nov, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Computing Dec, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Games Oct, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Action Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81
The One Amiga Nov, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Nov, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Génération 4 Feb, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Joker Nov, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Power Nov, 1992 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Feb, 1993 47 out of 100 47


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Historical accuracy

Mt. Versuvius erupted in AD 79, placing the game's year over a decade late.


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).

Sexual content

Male gladiators can be bought and sent into fighting games to win money. What are the possibilities with a female slave? Hector takes her into an empty alley to have... sexual intercourse with her (hinted at only in dialogue text).

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Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (498) added Rome: Pathway to Power (Amiga) on Feb 01, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Richard Wilson (27)