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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 Intro silent FMV-- you're not happy about being outcast
PowerMonger DOS Intro - Google Maps ain't got nothing on us! (EGA)
PowerMonger SNES Player's army
PowerMonger DOS Got four additional generals! (VGA 256 Color)

Promo Images

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

User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Dragon Amiga Apr, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
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
Play Time Genesis Apr, 1993 78 out of 100 78
GamePro (US) SEGA CD Aug, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Sega Force Genesis Sep 30, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Sep, 1994 33 out of 50 66
Retro Archives Atari ST Oct 25, 2018 13 out of 20 65
Play Time SEGA CD Jul, 1994 63 out of 100 63 Genesis Jan 14, 2015 4 out of 10 40


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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

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