Populous is not a million miles removed from that old family favourite Risk. To gain strength you need to provide land for your supporters to build on. Creating or destroying land or buildings is slick and dramatic. Meanwhile, the computer is doing its own Robert Macalpine Jnr impression. War is inevitable but not with sticks or stones. Earthquakes and floods are key components of your armoury.
One word of warning: playing Populous is a bit like stopping a herd of charging elephants - it's best done with a mouse. Although fairly complex to learn - the list of keyboard controls alone runs to three pages - Populous is well worth the initial effort. Like it? I want to marry it."
An expansion pack called Populous: The Promised Lands was made available, which added five new types of landscape. In addition, another expansion disk called Populous: The Final Frontier added a single new landscape-type and was released as a cover disk for The One.Search on eBay
Additional info about PopulousAwards won by Populous:
- 1990 - Best Strategy Program, CODiE Awards.
Input: keyboard, mouse, joystick
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
Also published for: Amiga, Atari ST, Game Boy, Genesis, Macintosh, SEGA Master System, SNES
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