This console version of Lord Monarch is from the “SegaFalcom” range - an eclectic mix of Falcom’s catalogue rejigged for the Mega Drive and Mega CD. This one received a more extensive reworking than most; sporting a console-exclusive story mode, completely redrawn graphics as well as the usual vs. CPU maps.
Although the cutesy new characters (including a rather odd naked cherub named Spanky) and helpful tutorial could be considered concessions to console gamers the game remains a true strategy title at heart, with the focus being on expanding your territory in real time whilst dealing with various geographical hazards and a no-holds-barred CPU opponent. Mouse support is thankfully included, as is the six button pad.
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