Power Monger

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Power Monger
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: Electronic Arts (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
Electronic Arts Victor (JP)
Developer:
Original system(s): PC
Developer(s) of original games: Bullfrog Productions
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
GEMS
Genre: Simulation[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,9008,900 EM20011
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[3] 710501
Sega Mega Drive
EU
E139SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 119.95119.95[4] E139SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[5][6] E139SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
BR
044390
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM8105JT
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.9549.95[8] T-50035
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega-CD
EU
T-50035-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 119.95119.95[12] T-50035-50
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.9939.99[9][11] T-50035-50

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Power Monger (パワーモンガー) is a strategy game conceived by Peter Molyneux at Bullfrog Productions, and was released for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST in 1990. It was subsequently ported to the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Mega-CD in the years which followed.

The game has a similar engine to that of Populous, though rather than render its world from an isometric perspective, Power Monger introduces primitve 3D graphics. Power Monger is also more combat-orientated.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Licensed by: Sega Enterprises Ltd. Sega version by Sprytes
  • Project manager: Ian Oliver
  • Programmer: James Fisher
  • Graphics: John Guerin
  • Director: Joss Ellis
  • Associate producer: John Roberts
  • Lead product tester: Matt Webster
  • Sega music: Jason A.S. Whitely
  • Technical supervisor: Colin McLaughlan
  • Maps designed by: Matt Webster
  • Published by: Electronic Arts
Source: In-game credits

Japanese version

Electronic Arts Victor Inc.
  • Producer: Shinichiro Takagi
  • Assistant producer: Kenichi Igarashi
  • Programmer: Yuichi Yamaguchi
  • Graphic: U.G. Kaneko
  • Manual: Takashi Uto
  • Package design: Nick International Inc.
  • Special thanks to: Masato Mizushima, Hitoshi Akashi, Susumu Asano, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Yoshinori Suzuki
Source: In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Power Monger/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
58
[13]
Consoles + (FR)
85
[14]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
90
[5]
Dengeki Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
66
[15]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
70
[16]
Game Mania (UK)
87
[17]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[3]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[18]
Joypad (FR) PAL
80
[19]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
87
[20]
Mega (UK) PAL
81
[21]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
81
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
82
[23]
Player One (FR)
90
[24]
Power Play (DE)
79
[25]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
79
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
72
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
72
[28]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
92
[29]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
70
[30]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
69
[31]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
21 reviews
Mega Drive, JP
PowerMonger MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
PowerMonger MD JP CartTop.jpg
PowerMonger MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, US
PowerMonger MD US Box.jpg
Cover
PowerMonger MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
PowerMonger MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
PowerMonger MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
PowerMonger MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, BR
Powermonger md br cover.jpg
Cover
PowerMonger MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, KR
PowerMonger MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
PowerMonger MD KR cart.jpg
Cart

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
79
[32]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
72
[33]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
66
[34]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
68
[8]
Joypad (FR)
72
[35]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
84
[36]
Mega (UK) PAL
78
[9]
Mega (UK)
78
[9]
Mega Force (FR)
77
[37]
Mega Power (UK) PAL
81
[38]
MegaTech (UK)
88
[11]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
74
[39]
Player One (FR)
91
[40]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
76
[41]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
76
[42]
Sega Power (UK)
76
[43]
Sega Pro (UK)
79
[44]
VideoGames (US)
70
[45]
Sega Mega-CD
77
Based on
18 reviews
Mega-CD, US
PowerMonger MCD US Box Back.jpgPowerMonger MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
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Disc
Powermonger mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
PowerMonger MCD EU Box Back.jpgPowerMonger MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
PowerMonger MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 fb599b86
MD5 72db40c6dd4046e02fa068ccce6f21b1
SHA-1 f088e8cdb90c037b4ce1c5ae600a75f4e4219c87
1MB 1993-01 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 553289b3
MD5 4096d4e55de03b6999e1663a91b89b74
SHA-1 f0a48f25d87f7a6d17ff76f5e29ea7be2d430ce4
1MB 1993-06 Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. File:PowerMonger MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. 3.0 3.1 GamePro, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 52
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sega Pro, "April 1993" (DE; 1993-03-26), page 41
  5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-15), page 18
  6. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 45
  7. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 224
  8. 8.0 8.1 GamePro, "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 50
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 43
  10. 10.0 10.1 Mega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 24
  11. 11.0 11.1 MegaTech, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-18), page 74
  12. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 43
  13. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1993" (JP; 1993-06-08), page 21
  14. Consoles +, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 106
  15. Dengeki Mega Drive, "June 1993" (JP; 1993-05-XX), page 33
  16. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 80
  17. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  18. Hippon Super, "July 1993" (JP; 1993-06-04), page 43
  19. Joypad, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 110
  20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 44
  21. Mega, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-21), page 50
  22. MegaTech, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-20), page 34
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-28), page 46
  24. Player One, "Février/Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-02-10), page 78
  25. Power Play, "3/93" (DE; 1993-02-10), page 109
  26. Sega Power, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-07), page 36
  27. Sega Pro, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-11), page 46
  28. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  29. Sega Zone, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-xx), page 58
  30. Sega Force, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-04), page 78
  31. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 86
  32. Consoles +, "Avril 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 144
  33. Computer & Video Games, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 100
  34. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  35. Joypad, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 114
  36. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-xx-xx), page 50
  37. Mega Force, "Avril 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 90
  38. Mega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 22
  39. Mean Machines Sega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-03-xx), page 55
  40. Player One, "Juin 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 96
  41. Sega Magazine, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 82
  42. Sega Magazine, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 97
  43. Sega Power, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-04-28), page 51
  44. Sega Pro, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 70
  45. VideoGames, "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 114
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