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''Populous'' is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}''). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.

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''Populous'' is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], Sim]]; scratch that; that, Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample ''[[UrExample the]]'' God Sim]].Sim. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}''). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.



* ''[[Videogame/PopulousTheBeginning Populous: The Beginning]]'' (1998)

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* ''[[Videogame/PopulousTheBeginning Populous: The Beginning]]'' ''Videogame/PopulousTheBeginning'' (1998)


* VersionExclusiveContent: The Super NES port of ''Populous'' received a whole host of new land types to play on, including a computer-themed one whose settlers would build structures resembling Nintendo consoles.

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* VersionExclusiveContent: The Super NES port of ''Populous'' received a whole host of new land types to play on, including a computer-themed one whose settlers would build structures [[ConsoleCameo resembling Nintendo consoles.consoles]]. The DS version increased the number of consoles that can appear.


Populous is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}''). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.

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Populous ''Populous'' is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}''). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.



* Populous (1989)
** Populous: The Promised Lands (1989)
** Populous: The Final Frontier (1989)
* Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (1991)
** Populous II: The Challenge Games (1992)
* [[Videogame/PopulousTheBeginning Populous: The Beginning (1998)]]
** Populous: The Beginning - Undiscovered Worlds (1999)
* Populous DS (2007)

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* Populous ''Populous'' (1989)
** Populous: ''Populous: The Promised Lands Lands'' (1989)
** Populous: ''Populous: The Final Frontier Frontier'' (1989)
* Populous ''Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Gods'' (1991)
** Populous ''Populous II: The Challenge Games Games'' (1992)
* [[Videogame/PopulousTheBeginning ''[[Videogame/PopulousTheBeginning Populous: The Beginning (1998)]]
Beginning]]'' (1998)
** Populous: ''Populous: The Beginning - Undiscovered Worlds Worlds'' (1999)
* Populous DS ''Populous DS'' (2007)

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* VersionExclusiveContent: The Super NES port of ''Populous'' received a whole host of new land types to play on, including a computer-themed one whose settlers would build structures resembling Nintendo consoles.


-->--'''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/05/will-you-even-tell-her-if-you-decide-to.html Dr. Phil Sandifer]]'''

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-->--'''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/05/will-you-even-tell-her-if-you-decide-to.html Dr. Phil El Sandifer]]'''

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* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Populous DS gives the player a selection of five different gods, each with their own element, set of unique miracles, and stats for worshipers, and added power vs. another element.
** [[DishingOutDirt Earth]]: JackOfAllStats. Advantageous vs. Air; the rocks miracles tend to produce get in the way of scattering worshipers (as well as buildings) and swamps are a walker's worst nightmare.
** [[BlowYouAway Air]]: High stamina. Advantageous vs. Water; wind disrupts rain-fall, one of water's basic miracles. Miracles also tend to hit large areas and scatter worshipers, allowing you "throw" your worshipers where you want them to go, or throw enemy worshipers right to their deaths.
** [[MakingASplash Water]]: Balanced. Advantageous vs. Fire; rain puts out flames of any sort. Miracles also tend to [[HeelFaceBrainwashing convert]] enemy worshipers into your own.
** [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]: Supreme strength. Advantageous vs. Harvest; Harvest's flowers and mushrooms pretty much super-charge Fire's most basic miracle: the Pillar of Fire. And Fire's extreme attack-power means it'll squash Harvest worshipers despite their growth.
** [[GreenThumb Harvest]]: High reproduction. Advantageous vs. Earth; Harvest's flowers can quickly clear out rocks from Earth's miracles and its incredible growth-speed means that its low fighting-strength is rarely an issue.

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* CheatCode: There's normally 500 levels, with the level names working as a password system. Entering "killuspal" (kill us, pal) as the password warps you to level 999, which is basically suicidal.

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* EthnicGod: Each tribe has a commanding and beneficent god, one of which [[AGodIsYou is the player]].

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->''"''Populous'' is, in many ways, ''[=SimCity=]'' with just a bulldozer."''
-->--'''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2015/05/will-you-even-tell-her-if-you-decide-to.html Dr. Phil Sandifer]]'''


Populous is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and ''Franchise/Fable''). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.

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Populous is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and ''Franchise/Fable'').''VideoGame/{{Fable}}''). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.


Populous is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and Franchise/Fable). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.

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Populous is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and Franchise/Fable).''Franchise/Fable''). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.


Populous is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and {{Fable}}). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.

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Populous is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and {{Fable}}).Franchise/Fable). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.


Populous is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and ''VideoGame/Fable''). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.

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Populous is a [[SimulationGame God Sim]], scratch that; Populous is ''the'' [[UrExample God Sim]]. Designed in 1989 by Creator/BullfrogProductions (developers who also brought us ''VideoGame/ThemePark'', ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'') under the leadership of a young Creator/PeterMolyneux (who later brought us ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'' and ''VideoGame/Fable'').{{Fable}}). It saw the player taking the role of a deity that helped a primitive tribe of people into a powerful enemy to defeat the rival gods.

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