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Description

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 overridden if need be.

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

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Global Effect DOS GAME OVER
Global Effect Amiga Title screen
Global Effect DOS The verdant plains are yours to arrange as you see fit.
Global Effect DOS Did you leave it better off than when you came in?

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Global Effect Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Amiga May 19, 2012 5 out of 6 83
Power Play DOS 1992 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Amiga May, 1992 78 out of 100 78
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1992 72 out of 100 72
High Score Amiga CD32 Jun, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Play Time DOS 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Magazine Amiga Sep, 1992 6 out of 10 60
Score Amiga Apr, 1994 50 out of 100 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Nov, 1992 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Apr, 1994 9 out of 100 9

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Contributed to by Kabushi (257791), Martin Smith (81067) and Zack Green (1184)
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