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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 SNES Player's army
PowerMonger SNES Title screen--much better than the splash screen, I must say.
PowerMonger SNES The you go to the main menu.
PowerMonger SNES Even the game over screen looks nice!

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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

Mega Fun Jun, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Play Time Jul, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) Jul, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Nintendo Magazine System UK Jun, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Megablast 1993 78 out of 100 78
Video Games Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Retro Archives Oct 25, 2018 12 out of 20 60


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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 (SNES) on Feb 11, 2003
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