Bullfrog Productions Ltd
3½ out of 4 from Game Power
Feel the Devine Power!
Experience the only action-strategy game that puts
the awesome powers of nature in your hands. Enforce your omnipotent influence
over fantastic 3-D worlds. Wield your divine power to convert wild men to your
cause or cast them down in a hail of fire and brimstone. Behold the
breathtaking landscapes from your seat in the heavens or zoom in close for
spectacular views of the cataclysm. Build your forces, annihilate the
non-believers, and become ruler of the almighty universe in Populous: The
Beginning, a strategy game experience of biblical proportions.
25 unique, fascinating worlds as you perfect your almighty strategies.
thriving mystical cities before setting out to destroy those who oppose
26 devastating spells on foolish non-believers, including volcanoes,
earthquakes, and tornadoes.
Geomorphic graphics engine provides a clear global view from your seat in the
heavens and a morphing, dynamic battlefield.
Experience the ultimate struggle for power with multiplayer clashes over the
free Populous.net Internet matchmaker service, modem, or LAN.
It's time to become a god. In Populous: The
Beginning, you play the Shaman, the spiritual leader of a primitive tribe. Your
destiny is to become a deity, a god for all eternity over every living thing.
You must battle and conquer each world. crushing the enemies who resist your
awesome power. Using your knowledge of magic and power, you must build mighty
armies and unleash awesome spells to destroy all who dare stand in your way.
For only by achieving domination over every planet will you gain
Windows 95/98: Pentium 133 MHz or higher (P200 recommended), 16MB of
RAM (32MB recommended), 4x CD-ROM drive (8x recommended), 100MB free hard drive
space (110MB recommended), mouse, keyboard.
Supported Direct3D: Voodoo 1, Voodoo 2, Voodoo Rush, Permedia 2, Rage
Pro, i740, G200, PowerVR PCX2, Riva 128/Riva 128ZX, Riva TNT, Verite 2100/2200,
SiS6326, Savage 3D.
Multiplayer: IPX compliant network, TCP/IP Internet (2-4 players - 1
CD per player). Modem (2 players - 1 CD per player), Windows 95 supported 28.8
Game Power by
"One of the most remarkable changes in the series
comes in the form of the game worlds. Gone are the tired, top-down isometric
maps, replaced by an all-new spherical world in which the player can spin the
globe in any direction of his choosing. While the new navigational system takes
some getting used to, the spherical game worlds are nevertheless utterly
spectacular to behold, providing some of the most dramatic backdrops ever seen
in a real-time strategy game. What's more, players are still able to reshape
the 3-D landscape any way they see fit, adding land bridges to connect isolated
territories or summoning monstrous natural disasters, such as earthquakes and
volcanoes. Lots of new spells have been added too, from lightning bolts to
insect swarms, giving the player plenty of options."
"Simply put, Populous: The Beginning is one of the finest real-time strategy
games to come along in an awfully long time, taking a proven yet original
concept and adapting it to take advantage of the current state of computer
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