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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 Helicopter camera pan of your command center
PowerMonger SEGA CD Opening silent FMV-- apparently, the king is banishing you
PowerMonger SEGA CD Main map
PowerMonger SEGA CD The main game screen

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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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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Apr, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Mean Machines May, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Nov, 1994 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Aug, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Gamers (Germany) Apr, 1994 B- 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1994 33 out of 50 66
Play Time Jul, 1994 63 out of 100 63
Mega Fun Jul, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Retro Archives Oct 25, 2018 11 out of 20 55


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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

PCGamer77 (3233) added PowerMonger (SEGA CD) on Feb 09, 2003
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