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Powerplay: The Game Of The Gods (Enhanced)
OCS
alias Powerplay: Das Spiel Der Götter (Enhanced) alias Powerplay: El Juego De Los Dioses (Enhanced) alias Powerplay: Le Jeu Des Dieux (Enhanced)
Powerplay: The Game Of The Gods (Enhanced) - Double Barrel Screenshot
Information 13 reviews Manual Cheatcode 4 weblinks
16 screenshots 2 boxscans 3 diskscans 5 miscshots Conversion Gamemap
Information
Year of the first release1988LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)1PublisherArcana - Rest of the World
MCM - Spain
Number max of players4Budget publisher
Simultaneous max players1DeveloperArcana
LanguageEnglish
French
German
Greek
Spanish
ArtistsCoder : Ka-Chun Tsang
Coder : Maxwell K. Taylor
Coder : Nick Tuckett (Nick Byron)
Graphician : Ian G. Harling
Musician : Spiny Norman
Misc : Adrian Stephens
Misc : Andrea Walther
Misc : David Booth
Misc : Deborah Pearce
Misc : Fiona Ferro
Misc : Lee Boyce
Misc : Maxwell K. Taylor
Misc : Paul Holmes (II)
Misc : Reiner Mielke
Misc : Sylvie Noirault
Misc : Valerie Taylor
Misc : Victor Ferro
Language in manualEnglish
French
German
Greek
Spanish
HardwareOCS
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeyes
Have SPS releaseyes
WHD installyesWHD information
AuthorCFOU!
Updated  2013-04-22 12:45:23
HD installnoHD notes
Genre
CategoryGames
SubcategoryGames - Quiz
Dimension2D
ScrolltypeNone
ThemeEducational - General Knowledge
ThemeEducational - Geography
ThemeEducational - History
ThemeEducational - Science & Technology
ThemeEducational - Sports & Leisure
ThemeGames - Board - Trivial Pursuit
ThemeMythological - Greek
ViewpointAngle
ViewpointTop Down
Conversion hardwareAmstrad/Schneider CPC464/664/6128
Atari ST/E
BBC Micro/Electron (Acorn)
Commodore C64/128
Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128/+2/+3
Conversion notes

Based on 1986 Arcana 8-bit (BBC, C64/128, Amstrad) release.

N.B. BBC version was released on disk only.

Classic compilationAstra Pack
Relationshipis an updated version of Powerplay: Das Spiel Der Götter
is an updated version of Powerplay: Le Jeu Des Dieux
is an updated version of Powerplay: The Game Of The Gods
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Rarity: One version is common, at least one other version is rare One version is common, at least one other version is rareOne version is common, at least one other version is rare
Notes:  

[1] Game design by Max Taylor, Paul Holmes and Lee Boyce, based on an original idea by Adrian Stephens. Coding by Max Taylor, Ka‑Chun Tsang and Nick Tuckett (aka Nick Byron). Graphics by Ian Harling. Sampled sound FX by Spiny Norman. English questions written by Max Taylor and David Booth. French translation by Sylvie Noirault and Deborah Pearce. German translation by Reiner Mielke and Andrea Walther. Spanish translation by Valerie Taylor, Victor Ferro and Fiona Ferro.

[2] Published 7-8 months after the original release, an enhanced Amiga-specific version of POWERPLAY was released by Arcana because they felt that Amiga owners were no longer satisfied with games ported over from the Atari ST and could presumably capitalise on the superior features of the machine. [Source: The Games Machine preview (Issue 9, Aug '88, p14), courtesy of the Amiga Magazine Rack]

[3] POWERPLAY (ENHANCED) differs from the original Atari ST port of POWERPLAY as follows:

- 32 colour low-res graphics (vs 16 colour low-res graphics of the original release)
- Graphical titlescreen and game credits
- Large hand-drawn portraits of the 21 game characters displayed below the checkered game board that accompany the Greek gods as they take their turns during gameplay
- More detailed backgrounds on the main game screen and in the challenge sections
- More finely animated challenge sections (but one less challenge section than the original release)
- A game over screen featuring an encounter with Zeus, King of the Gods of Mount Olympus, accompanied by sampled speech
- Improved sound
- Withdrawal of the question compiler utility contained in the original release due to difficulties experienced by players in using it to generate their own sets of questions for the game
- NDOS disk format
- B&W manual (vs colour manual included with the original release)

[4] In 1988, publisher Arcana offered customers who purchased the original release of POWERPLAY a free upgrade to POWERPLAY (ENHANCED) if they returned their game disk. In return, customers received the free upgrade accompanied by a letter personally inviting them to provide feedback on the enhanced Amiga-specific version of the game (see HERE).



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