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Populous: The Beginning (PlayStation)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
68
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Advertising Blurbs

PC Gameplay advertisement, Issue 39, December 1998, p.114::

    GOD

    GLOEIENDE

    SIM

    Met Populous werd de God-sim geboren. Nu laat Bullfrog je met allesvernietigende krachten smijten in de mooiste, volledig roteerbare 3D wereld ooit. Zien is geloven, dus surf naar www.populus.net

    PC CD-ROM www bullfrog.co.uk www.populous.net

    Copyright 1998 Populous: The Beginning, Bullfrog en het Bullfrog-logo zijn handelsmerken of geregistreerde handelsmerken van Bullfrog Productions Ltd in de Verenigde Staten en/of andere landen. Alle rechten voorbehouden.

    Contributed by Tim Janssen (2499) on Sep 02, 2007.

Advertisement in PC Games, February 1999 (German):
    Bullfrog, Schöpfer der Göttersimulation, legt nun die Macht in Ihre Hände. Lassen Sie Verwüstungen über die komplett drehbare 3D-Welt hereinbrechen und machen Sie mit Ihren Zauberkräften die Ungläubigen gefügig.

    PC CD-ROM Demo unter:
    www.populous.net
    www.bullfrog.co.uk

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on Feb 12, 2005.

1997 EA catalog:
    A new dimension to playing God

    The gods are at war. From your celestial home, cast your all-seeing eye down upon this 3-D globe, spinning it until you find the perfect spot to begin your glorious new religion. Summon your shaman, and have him teach wild men to kneel down and worship you. Invoke Acts of God and reshape your world. All with the mere touch of a finger.

    3-D view with fully-rotatable, curved-horizon.

    Summon plagues, firestorms, and the Angel of Death, and other Acts of God.

    Command multiple followers including Warriors, Infiltrators, Disciples.

    Intuitive click-and-drag interface.

    Network and modem multiplay fully supported.

    3-D accelerator support.

    Contributed by Zovni (9360) on Jun 30, 2001.

Back of the box:
    A Whole New Dimensions To Playing God

    With Populous, the god-sim was created. Millions of gamers were converted. A new genre was born.

    Now Bullfrog challenge you to achieve immortality in the first ever true 3D, real time strategy game.

    Tame wildmen and train tribesmen in stunningly beautiful worlds. Make them worship the ground you walk on.

    Wield your earth shattering powers to wreak havoc and hold them under your command. Turn up the heat of battle with erupting colcanoes, or summon the skies to rain fire on your rivals. Spread plagues among non-believers or direct a tornado into the heart of enemy tribes.

    But don't let the power go to your head; you're not a god.... yet.

    - A unique, powerful 3D engine brings you a 360 degree, fully rotating globe complete with curved horizons.

    - Stunningly beautiful graphics allow you to watch over your domain from on high or zoom down to a richly detailed ground level perspective.

    - Master 25 levels where you can raise and lower land masses.

    - With 26 spells at your command, you have the power to inflict devastating damage on non-believers. Volcanoes, earth-quakes, lightning storms and tornadoes are just a few of the mighty resources at your fingertips.

    - Combine warriors, spells, buildings and vehicles to customise attack and defence strategies.

    - Multiplayer, supporting 4 players on internet and LAN, 2 players on Modem with matchmaking server on the Bullfrog website.

    Contributed by Kic'N (4240) on Apr 07, 2001.