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Merchant Colony is more ambitious in scope than its title suggests. You are charged with the development of not just one colony, but an entire colonial empire during the Age of Exploration.

Actually, you're also a merchant prince as you must not only found colonies, but build ships, load them with trade goods and commodities, and do everything you can to turn a profit through the exchange of goods at ports across the globe. Other nations (under control of the AI) will try to compete with you, and perhaps even make war on you.


Merchant Colony DOS Hire Labor
Merchant Colony Amiga Bank.
Merchant Colony DOS Title Screen
Merchant Colony Amiga Title screen.

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1991 9.8 out of 12 82
Atari ST User Atari ST Jul, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Play Time Amiga May, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Tilt Amiga Jun, 1991 15 out of 20 75
Tilt Atari ST Jun, 1991 15 out of 20 75
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Atari ST Jan 09, 2021 3 out of 6 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Atari ST Jun, 1993 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1993 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1991 23 out of 100 23


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