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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 Amiga Intro: Looking over the map, you are pleased.
PowerMonger Atari ST Copy protection
PowerMonger Amiga It's raining.
PowerMonger SNES Nice weather effects.

Promo Images

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PowerMonger Magazine Advertisement

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

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1991 973 out of 1000 97
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Play Time SNES Jul, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Apr, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Nov, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Retro Archives Atari ST Oct 25, 2018 13 out of 20 65
Mega Fun SEGA CD Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 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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