Title Mega lo Mania Company Sensible Software Game Type Management Sim Players 1 Compatibility Not AGA Submission Graham@dorrie.demon.co.uk Review This game was written by favourite game developer of the 8/16-bit era, Sensible Software. This was their first game on the Amiga that wasn't a conversion form an 8 bit machine. It featured both great graphics and sound. The demo version boasts that the full game contains 700k of sampled sound, which may sound like nothing now but it was a lot for a game that fitted on two 720kb disks! The sampled sound in question was some of the best speech ever seen in a game at this time. Anyone who played the game will remember phrases like "Do you want to be on my team?" and "NO WAY!" The idea of the game was that you were any one of four gods controlling your people, trying to take over an area of space. You did this by using your people to develop weapons in your castle, and then you would send them out to try to destroy any of the enemy's fortifications. The game is split up into Epochs; each epoch is split into a further three islands. As you progress through the game so does the time scale, so at first you are fighting using catapults, then cannons and eventually you progress to jet planes, nukes and eventually U.F.Os. At first you just need to design the weapons to use them but as you progress you need to mine the raw materials needed to manufacture the weapons, use factories to manufacture the weapons and there's even a lab which is needed to design some of the more complicated weapons. You start with one castle but you can build more by moving men into unoccupied spaces. You can also form allegiances with your opponents, but these will only ever be temporary because to win a level you have to destroy everybody. The first few levels in the game are straightforward but it soon gets much harder. This game took me several weeks to complete but I played almost none stop! This was the game that first taught me the true meaning of addiction! Sensible Software were planning a sequel but they were to busy writing another one of my favourite games, Sensible Soccer to finish it. Overall this is still one of my favourite games of all time, infact I still occasionally play this game on my A500!