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The One for ST Games
A must buy from a developer (Bullfrog) that bothers to write real games rather than money-making dross.
Atari ST User
I can't think of any other game which has grabbed me as hard as Populous. It has everything and I find it very hard to think of any criticism of the product.
Surprisingly, the graphics are of a very high quality, virtually identical to the Amiga's. The feel is good and there's no loss of speed. The sound however, has been compromised, as while there's still the excellent Rob Hubbard
title track and spot effects, the background wailing and chanting has been lost. Despite that, this version is every bit as impressive as its Amiga counterpart - not to be missed.
Fancy playing the greatest role of all time? Then play God in Populous. The greater your population, the more power you can use to terraform land to your own advantage. But it's not all one-sided - your opposition has similar abilities. You can even play a friend via modem. Eight land types and thousands of worlds to explore.
Fazit: Wer “Populous“ noch nicht hat, bringt sich um den Genuß, eines der besten Spiele zu besitzen.
The Games Machine (UK)
Once you know what all the icons mean gameplay is simple, relatively fast and completely addictive. The ST game duplicates the Amiga graphics perfectly, but sadly the soundtrack and atmospheric heartbeat are missing leaving only effective spot FX. But with gameplay this addictive that's only a minor point, this is an essential purchase.
Populous was hailed as a classic when it appeared a couple of years ago. Those doing the hailing were absolutely right. its easy to use but tough to play and it draws you in. The power of being a god is too much to resist. If you haven't got Populous, now is the perfect time to rectify this. How ever, with Populous 2
now out you might want to spend the extra - look at our review on page 30 to see how far it's come. Buy one of them - at least! - and achieve immortality.