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[6][7] E139SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
BR
044390
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM8105JT
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.9549.95[9] T-50035
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega-CD
EU
T-50035-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM 119.95119.95[14] T-50035-50
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.9939.99[10][13] T-50035-50
Non-Sega versions

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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 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
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[15]

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 (JP)


Mega-CD version

  • Original Game Design by: Bullfrog Productions, Ltd.
  • Sega CD Version: Sprytes Ltd.
  • Project Managers: Jon Dean, Ian Oliver
  • Programming: Alaric Binnie, John Mullins
  • Graphics: Pete Lyon, Smoke
  • Musical Arrangements & Effects: Andy Johnson
For Electronic Arts
  • Executive Producer: Joss Ellis
  • Producer: Kevin Buckner
  • Associate Producer: Diarmid Clarke
  • Product Manager: Sean Ratcliffe (U.K.), Rick Lucas (U.S.)
  • Technical Supervision: Colin McLaughlin (U.K.), Tim Brengle (U.S.)
  • Technical Support: Hugo Van Der Sanden
  • Lead Tester: Mark Bergan (U.K.), Bryan Beckstrand (U.S.)
  • Test Supervisor: Nick Goldsworthy
  • Music: Jason A.S. Whitely
  • Package Direction: Nancy Waisanen
  • Documentation: Clive Downie, Neil Cook
  • Manual Layout: Tom Peters
  • Quality Assurance: Richard Wilson (UK.), Dan Gossett (U.S.)
  • Aerial Sequences: Colin Chung, Mark Sibson, Eve Penford
Source:
US manual
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[16]

Magazine articles

Main article: Power Monger/Magazine articles.

Promotional materials

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Print advert in Game Champ (KR) #1993-09: "xxxx" (199x-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
50
[17]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
58
[18]
Consoles + (FR)
85
[19]
Cool Gamer (RU)
50
[20]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
90
[6]
Dengeki Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
66
[21]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
70
[22]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
58
[23]
Game Mania (UK)
87
[24]
Game Power (IT)
87
[25]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
80
[3]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
60
[26]
Joypad (FR) PAL
80
[27]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
87
[28]
Mega (UK) PAL
81
[29]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
81
[30]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
82
[31]
Player One (FR)
90
[32]
Play Time (DE)
78
[33]
Power Up! (UK)
75
[34]
Power Play (DE)
79
[35]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
79
[36]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
72
[37]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
72
[38]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
92
[39]
Sega Force (SE)
67
[40]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
70
[41]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
69
[42]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-U
77
[43]
Supersonic (FR)
92
[44]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
67
[45]
Video Games (DE) PAL
77
[46]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
32 reviews

Power Monger

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
PowerMonger MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
PowerMonger MD US Box.jpg
Cover
PowerMonger MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
PowerMonger MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (MisPrinted Cover - F22 Back)

Mega Drive, EU (4 Language Manual)
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Cover
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Cart
Powermonger MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, EU (5 Language Manual)
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Cover
Powermonger MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
79
[47]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
72
[48]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
66
[49]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
68
[9]
Joypad (FR)
72
[50]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
63
[51]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
84
[52]
Mega (UK) PAL
78
[10]
Mega Force (FR)
77
[53]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
60
[54]
Mega Power (UK) PAL
81
[55]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
88
[56]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
74
[57]
Player One (FR)
91
[58]
Play Time (DE)
63
[59]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
76
[60]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
76
[61]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
76
[62]
Sega Pro (UK)
79
[63]
Video Games (DE) PAL
45
[64]
VideoGames (US)
70
[65]
Sega Mega-CD
73
Based on
21 reviews

Power Monger

Mega-CD, US
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Cover
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Disc
Powermonger mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
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Manual

Technical information

Main article: Power Monger/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)
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
CD-ROM (US)
Sega Mega-CD
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
CD-ROM (EU)

References

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  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. Sega Pro, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-14), page 16
  6. 6.0 6.1 Computer & Video Games, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-15), page 18
  7. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 45
  8. GamePro, "January 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 224
  9. 9.0 9.1 GamePro, "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 50
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 43
  11. Mega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 24
  12. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1994-07-11), page 17
  13. MegaTech, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-18), page 74
  14. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 43
  15. File:Power Monger MD credits.png
  16. File:Powermonger mcd us manual.pdf, page 43
  17. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 179
  18. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1993" (JP; 1993-06-08), page 21
  19. Consoles +, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 106
  20. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 161
  21. Dengeki Mega Drive, "June 1993" (JP; 1993-05-xx), page 33
  22. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 80
  23. Famitsu, "1993-06-25" (JP; 1993-06-11), page 38
  24. Game Mania, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 80
  25. Game Power, "Marzo 1993" (IT; 1993-0x-xx), page 66
  26. Hippon Super, "July 1993" (JP; 1993-06-04), page 43
  27. Joypad, "Février 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 110
  28. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 44
  29. Mega, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-21), page 50
  30. MegaTech, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-20), page 34
  31. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-28), page 46
  32. Player One, "Février/Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-02-10), page 78
  33. Play Time, "5/93" (DE; 1993-04-07), page 114
  34. Power Up!, "Saturday, January 30, 1993" (UK; 1993-01-30), page 1
  35. Power Play, "3/93" (DE; 1993-02-10), page 109
  36. Sega Power, "February 1993" (UK; 1993-01-07), page 36
  37. Sega Pro, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-11), page 46
  38. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 66
  39. Sega Zone, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-xx), page 58
  40. Sega Force, "6/93" (SE; 1993-09-30), page 22
  41. Sega Force, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-04), page 78
  42. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 86
  43. Supergame, "Maio 1993" (BR; 1993-05-xx), page 16
  44. Supersonic, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 25
  45. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 21
  46. Video Games, "2/93" (DE; 1993-01-27), page 96
  47. Consoles +, "Avril 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 144
  48. Computer & Video Games, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 100
  49. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  50. Joypad, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 114
  51. MAN!AC, "05/94" (DE; 1994-04-13), page 68
  52. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-xx-xx), page 50
  53. Mega Force, "Avril 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 90
  54. Mega Fun, "07/94" (DE; 1994-06-22), page 41
  55. Mega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 22
  56. MegaTech, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-18), page 16
  57. Mean Machines Sega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-03-xx), page 55
  58. Player One, "Juin 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 96
  59. Play Time, "8/94" (DE; 1994-07-16), page 144
  60. Sega Magazine, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-15), page 82
  61. Sega Magazine, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-05-15), page 97
  62. Sega Power, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-04-28), page 51
  63. Sega Pro, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 70
  64. Video Games, "6/94" (DE; 1994-05-25), page 86
  65. VideoGames, "November 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 114


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