I remember when I was 10 playing the original Populous on Genesis, the mere fact that I could raise and lower land (down to sea level) was fun enough for me, but when you got people living on your level land then fighting other “tribes” I fell in love with this game. At 10 I could only appreciate so much, so I’m definitely anticipating this DS release.
In 1991, Populous won the Origins Award for Best Military or Strategy Computer Game of 1990 as well as 1990 Computer Game of the Year in American video game magazine Video Games & Computer Entertainment. It was the first game in the Populous series. It preceded Populous II and Populous: The Beginning.
Very little has been revealed so far about the DS version, except that it will allow 4 players to play over a wireless connection and that the release date in Japan is December 2007 and February 2008 for the US.