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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 DOS Template elaboration
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Global Effect Amiga CD32 Title picture

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Power Play DOS 1992 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Amiga May, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Play Time DOS 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Magazine Amiga Sep, 1992 6 out of 10 60
High Score Amiga CD32 Jun, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Apr, 1995 55 out of 100 55
Score Amiga Apr, 1994 50 out of 100 50


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