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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.


PowerMonger SEGA CD Briefing
PowerMonger Atari ST Intro: you have an idea
PowerMonger DOS Snow (EGA)
PowerMonger DOS It's snowing! (VGA 256 Color)

Promo Images

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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

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

The One Amiga Oct, 1990 95 out of 100 95
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Amiga Mar, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 88 out of 100 88
Compute! Amiga Mar, 1991 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars 88
Mega Fun SNES Jun, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Retro Archives DOS Oct 25, 2018 13.5 out of 20 68
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Apr, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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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.


  • 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
  • Enchanted Realms
    • March 1991 (issue #5) – Best Strategic Adventure (Amiga version)

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