Gaming Deal of the Day – Populous
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
That’s right, today’s gaming deal of the day is the seriously old school Populous, I had bundled with my Sega Megadrive back in 1989!
What’s cool about it:
- Become a god, assume godly powers, shape civilizations, and make them all bow to your will
- The power of light or the force of darkness? Holy wrath or divine miracles – you decide
- Punish the infidels with plagues, earthquakes, and tornadoes. A ”little” volcano here and there might also convince them as to which god they should pray to
Miracles are child’s play. Earthquakes are serious fun. The all-powerful can perform miracles in their sleep. But omnipotence isn’t what it used to be. These days, it takes awesome natural disasters to dominate a world. You give them good land. You tell them when to farm and when to fight. You make them content beyond their wildest dreams. But then they become raging arsonists. What’s a deity to do? Disasters are your divine prerogative – volcanoes, quakes, swamps. For stubborn non-believers, nothing beats a flood for spring cleaning. Cruel ice, lush grassland, parched desert… With 500 worlds, a deity’s work is never done.