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AtariST

Populous

Populous
GenreStrategy
Developer / PublisherBullfrog / Electronic Arts
Released1989
Media1 x disk
Rating
Graphics:6.5
Sound:5.0
Gameplay:9.0
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byndial
Populous, the first god computer-game, released on several computer and video-game consoles hardware such as Acorn Archimedes, Apple Macintosh (Classic), Atari ST/E, Fujitsu FM Towns/FM Towns Marty, NEC PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Nintendo Game Boy, Nintendo SNES, PC (MS-DOS), Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Sharp X68000.
 
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PopulousPopulous was designed by Peter Molyneux for Bullfrog, released originally for the Amiga in 1989, and is regarded by many as the first god computer-game! It is the first game in the Populous series, preceding "Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods" and "Populous: The Beginning".
You play the part of a god who commands a small party of dedicated followers. The more followers you obtain and the greater their achievements, the more power you'll be given. Unfortunately though, it isn't all one way, because there's another god that wants his share of the cake... It's up to you to create a stronger following, attack the opposition using your massed forces and inflict a series of ecological disasters on his land in an attempt to the rule the land. And there are 500 of lands to master...
The main action window in Populous is viewed from an isometric perspective, and it is set like a tabletop on which are set the command icons, the world map (depicted as an open book) and a slider bar that measures the level of the player's divine power or "mana". Progress to the next level by increasing the number of your followers such that they can wipe out the enemy followers. God-powers vary from raising and lowering land (in order to provide flat land for your followers to build on) to earthquakes and floods (to destroy enemy lands or even...your lands...)! You may also create swamps and volcanoes. Followers can build houses, then create more followers which can turn into more powerful knights, and this increases your mana level.
Populous (and Populous II) offered a unique game-scenario for its time. So if you wanted to play god with your minions via a simple-to-learn interface, and almost unlimited variety, Populous was a must buy back in 1989!

The Atari ST version looks great and identical in graphics and sound when compared to the original (Amiga) and the Acorn Archimedes version. The graphics offer some nice details in the isometric perspective here. The tiny sprites (followers) are moving pretty good on screen, whilst there are some other nice animation touches such the moving sea, earthquake's surface shaking etc.
As far as the sound, the St versions offers the original introductory tune, but unfortunately the in-game sound is rather poor. There are a few sampled SFX when i.e. earthquake ore flood occurs, but the amazing ambient sounds found on the original are missing here.
 
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Comparable platforms
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS
Acorn Archimedes
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Sharp X68000
 
Hardware information

Atari ST

Atari STCPU: Motorola 68000 16/32bit at 8mhz. 16 bit data bus/32 bit internal/24-bit address bus.
MEMORY: RAM 512KB (1MB for the 1040ST models) / ROM 192KB
GRAPHICS: Digital-to-Analog Converter of 3-bits, eight levels per RGB channel, featuring a 9-bit RGB palette (512 colors), 320x200 (16 color), 640x200 (4 color), 640x400 (monochrome). With special programming techniques could display 512 colors on screen in static images.
SOUND: Yamaha YM2149F PSG "Programmable Sound Generator" chip provided 3-voice sound synthesis, plus 1-voice white noise mono PSG. It also has two MIDI ports, and support mixed YM2149 sfx and MIDI music in gaming (there are several games supported this).
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The Atari ST (default) color palette
9-bit RGB 512-color palette
(16 on-screen and up to 512 in static image)
 
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