Powermonger: World War I Edition is a data-disk/expansion of the classic Powermonger by Bullfrog.
Powermonger: World War I Edition is a data-disk/expansion of the classic Powermonger by Bullfrog. It was released in 1991 for the Amiga and Atari ST.
As you can imagine, the expansion brings Powermonger into World War I. Actually, it would be better to define it as a "reskin" because the game is precisely the same but, instead of the medieval/fantasy settings, we are in Europe during the Great War. Weapons are now rifles and cannons, no more bows and swords. You also have tanks and planes. The map is no longer an archipelago, but a reproduction of the real Europe.
As usual, the goal is to conquer the villages, and the best strategy would be choosing the ones producing the primary resources that are now fuel and ammo. The gameplay is the same, which means a lot of different approaches are possible, and a simple "conquer and expand as much as you can," won't be enough for the hardest levels. But this is why Bullfrog's success is such a good game.
As you already know, the graphic engine of Powermonger is terrific. What Peter Molyneux and Glenn Corpes were able to do is fantastic: you are not limited to 90° rotations, you can rotate and zoom-in the playfield, not exactly like a full 3D engine, but almost. The details of the soldiers and the environment, despite the very few pixels, are gorgeous. Not mentioning the impressive sound effects. As many users pointed out, The World War I edition just makes everything more spectacular.
We are talking about one of the best strategy games ever created for the Amiga, and one of the masterpieces of the '90s. If you never played it, it's really time to do it.
Review by: Manu
Published: 22 July 2020 12:51 pm
Amiga version 1.0 - Language: English - Size: 7.54 Mb
Amiga version 1.0 - Language: English - Size: 8.19 Mb