Populous was a groundbreaking game from the mind of Peter Molyneux, which was still around the time that the C64 was going strong still. Of course, it posed the question of whether a C64 conversion would be on the cards. A Master System conversion happened though, which frustrated us – but we moved on without nothing penned in.
In the UK at least, news of a conversion was non-existant, but 64’er in Germany had surprised its readers by printing screenshots of what looked like a working demo. They had stated that the magazine received a demo-disk which included a demo of a c64-version of the god-sim Populous by Peter Molyneux.
Starbreeze’s recent FPS reboot Syndicate did offer some jolly pleasant cyborg murder machine co-op action, but it was certainly nothing like the original.
It may not matter if rights-holder EA has no interest in careful top-down tactical games, as Syndicate Wars co-creator Mike Diskett is crowdfunding a “spiritual successor” to Bullfrog’s classic cyberpunk series under the name Satellite Reign.