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Powerplay: The Game Of The Gods (Enhanced)
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 5 weblinks
16 screenshots 4 boxscans 4 diskscans 5 miscshots Conversion Gamemap
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
ArtistsCoder : Ka-Chun Tsang
Coder : Maxwell K. Taylor
Coder : Nick Tuckett (Nick Byron)
Graphician : Ian G. Harling
Musician : Martin Day (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
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeyes
Have SPS releaseyes
WHD installyesWHD information
Updated  2013-04-22 12:45:23
HD installnoHD notes
SubcategoryGames - Quiz
QuickmatchEnhanced Sound - Digitised/Synthesised Speech
QuickmatchGame Controller - Digital Joystick
QuickmatchGame Controller - Keyboard
QuickmatchGame Controller - Mouse
ThemeEducational - General Knowledge
ThemeEducational - Geography
ThemeEducational - History
ThemeEducational - Science & Technology
ThemeEducational - Sports & Leisure
ThemeGames - Board - Trivial Pursuit
ThemeMythological - Greek
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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[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] POWERPLAY (ENHANCED) - published 7-8 months after the original 1987 release of POWERPLAY - is an upgraded Amiga-specific version that was released by Arcana because they felt that Amiga owners were no longer satisfied with games ported over from the Atari ST and, presumably, could 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 1987 Atari ST port of POWERPLAY as follows:

- 32 colour low-res graphics (vs 16 colour low-res graphics of the original 1987 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 (vs DOS in the original release)
- B&W manual (vs colour manual included with the original release)

[4] Game features mouse/joystick/keyboard control.

[5] 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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