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Name Populous II
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1993
Developer Virgin Interactive
Genre Strategy

Populous II is a real-time strategy god game released for the Sega Genesis Mega Drive console in 1991. Developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts, Populous II is the sequel to the original Populous, continuing the series’ tradition of allowing players to interact with a simulated population as an omnipotent deity. In this iteration of the franchise, players take on the role of “The Deceiver”, who is attempting to create an entire race of followers known as The Followers of Morbeh.

In Populous II, players must utilize their spiritual powers and clever tactics to battle rival gods and successfully raise their followers into a powerful nation. Players must expand their territory by controlling land on maps that are designed using pre-generated landscapes, maintaining relationships with other gods, assisting their followers in completing tasks such as destroying enemy huts or building temples, and ultimately developing uprisings against rival tribes. To assist them in their conquest,The Deceiver gains powerful magical spells as they progress throughout the game divided across four categories; fire magic, water magic air magic and earth magic

Conquering each section of the map requires different approaches depending on opponents encountered and modifiers collecting from shrines scattered around the world. To help manipulate land for optimal positioning for both offensive or defensive purposes, The Deceiver has access to basic tools such as earthquakes, volcanoes and floods that can be used against enemy populations or enhance their own settlements. Adding another layer of complexity is a morality system which determines if punished masses will seek peace or oppose The Deceiver in full revolt

The traditional campaign structure featured in Populous II consists of 24 missions spread out over four distinct planes (tutorials included).missions require players to pass certain objectives before unlocking new levels which help strengthen abilities bestowed upon them by Morbeh further adding layers to an already gripping gameplay experience where aspirations are unpredictable ensuring new intriguing content along every step forward

Overall Populous II is a seminal video game classic that continues to be enjoyed by fine tuning its approachable formula while subtle additions add constantly growing layers of intrigue able keeping gamers motivated with an ever present possibility of defeating powerful foes .

Genesis - Mega Drive Strategy games