Mega Lo Mania

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Mega lo Mania
Tyrants: Fight Through Time
Mega Lo Mania
European Sega Mega Drive cover art
Developer(s) Sensible Software
Publisher(s) Virgin Interactive
Platform(s) Amiga, Atari ST, Mega Drive/Genesis, Super NES, DOS, Sharp X68000, PC-98
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Real-time strategy
Mode(s) Single-player

Mega lo Mania is a real-time strategy computer game developed by Sensible Software. It was released for the Amiga in 1991, and ported for a variety of other platforms. It was released as Tyrants: Fight Through Time in North America and Mega-Lo-Mania: Jikū Daisenryaku (メガロマニア時空大戦略) in Japan.

Gameplay[edit]

Screenshot of Mega Lo Mania (Amiga)

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
MegaTech 92%[1]
Mega 88%[2]
ACE 93%[3]
Amiga Action 91%[4]
Amiga Computing 93%[5]
Amiga Force 90%[6]
Amiga Format 91%[7]
Amiga Power 90%[8]
CU Amiga 92%[9]
The One for Amiga 92%[10]
Zero 89%[11]
Award
Publication Award
MegaTech Hyper Game

Mega lo Mania is considered to be the first Real time strategy game to also incorporate a technology tree and was met with universal acclaim on its original release. Amiga Power were impressed by the game, describing it as "another game to add to that list of all-time greats."[12] Mega placed the game at #34 in their Top Mega Drive Games of All Time.[13]

Conversions to other platforms sometimes got less praise. Computer Gaming World cited many bugs and flaws, and stated that even if they were fixed "not enough attention has been paid to gameplay".[14] MegaTech magazine said that it was "very easy to get into (but) there are only nine levels".

References[edit]

  1. ^ MegaTech rating, EMAP, issue 22, page 100, October 1993
  2. ^ Mega review, issue 6, page 39, March 1993
  3. ^ ACE Magazine, issue 49, Oct 1991
  4. ^ Amiga Action Magazine, issue 25, Oct 1991
  5. ^ Amiga Computing, issue 41, Oct 1991
  6. ^ Amiga Force, issue 10, Oct 1991
  7. ^ Amiga Format, issue 26, Sep 1991
  8. ^ Amiga Power, issue 5, Sep 1991
  9. ^ CU Amiga, Sep 1991
  10. ^ The One, issue 36, Sep 1991
  11. ^ Zero, issue 24, Oct 1991
  12. ^ http://www.outofprintarchive.com/articles/reviews/Amiga/MegaLoMania-AmigaPower5-4.html
  13. ^ Mega magazine issue 26, page 74, Maverick Magazines, November 1994
  14. ^ Brassil, John (June 1993). "UbiSoft's Mega lo Mania". Computer Gaming World. p. 148. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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