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Description

PowerMonger takes the basic design and concepts of Bullfrog's previous game Populous, and places it in a war context. The game cast the player as a dispossessed warlord plundering his way through 195 territories on the way to world conquest. Several other leaders have the same goal.

The gameworld is now made up of polygons, so the view can be rotated and moved with greater freedom than Populous. Trade, diplomacy, inventions, and scorched earth invasions all play a key role in how the player progresses through the game. Two-player games via modem links are available on computer versions.

Screenshots

PowerMonger DOS Title screen (EGA)
PowerMonger Amiga My fleet of boats crosses the waves.
PowerMonger DOS It's snowing! (VGA 256 Color)
PowerMonger Amiga You can click on any of the little guys in the game and get their info.

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Alternate Titles

  • "パワーモンガー 魔将の謀略" -- Japanese Super Famicom spelling
  • "Power Monger: Mashō no Bōryaku" -- Japanese Super Famicom title
  • "Power Monger" -- Genesis title
  • "パワーモンガー" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Another Molyneux classic DOS Ummagumma (79)

Critic Reviews

The One Amiga Oct, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Power Play DOS Aug, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Genesis Apr, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Mean Machines SEGA CD May, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Nov, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Sep, 1994 33 out of 50 66
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jun, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games SEGA CD May, 1994 45 out of 100 45

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Amiga version of Powermonger appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Strategy Games (editorial staff choice)
  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – Best Strategy Game in 1990
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #32 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Strategy Game of the Year

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