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Populous
Game Code: PO Genre: Strategy
US Title: Populous US Publisher: Acclaim
Japan Title: Populous Japan Publisher: Imagineer
Title in Kanji: Title in Kana: ポピュラス
European Title: Populous Europe Publisher: Imagineer
Developer: Bullfrog Players: 1
Accessories: none Special Chips: none
Save: Password

Populous is a unique strategy that pits two civilizations for world domination. You must level land and control natural disasters to ensure the growth of your people.


Cartridge label information

Region Country Serial Code notes Scan
Asia Japan SHVC-PO regular release link
Americas USA SNS-PO-USA regular release link

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PCB Information

ROM Chip ID Region Known Man. Dates PCB Type CIC SRAM Decoder/ Logic Circuit Special Chips
SHVC-PO-0 (front) Japan 9044 SHVC-1A3B-01 D411 64k SN74LS139ANThere are no special chips
SNS-PO-0 (front) USA 9131 SHVC-1A0N-01 D411 There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips

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Box information

Region Country Serial Code Notes Front Scan Back Scan
Americas USA SNS-PO-USA regular release link link

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Screenshots

Screenshots (2)

Published Review Scores

Nintendo Power Publication date:
October 1991
Issue: 29 Page: 87
Graphics and Sound: 3.7/5 Play Control: 3.0/5 Challenge: 3.9/5 Theme and Fun: 4.0/5
Nintendo Power Publication date:
December 1991
Issue: 31 Page: 87
Graphics and Sound: 3.7/5 Play Control: 3.0/5 Challenge: 3.9/5 Theme and Fun: 4.0/5

Bibliography

  • Nintendo Power, In the works for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (a poster showing games released or in development for the Super Famicom), Publication date: July 1991, Volume: 26, Pages: 50
  • Nintendo Power, Review, Publication date: October 1991, Volume: 29, Pages: 87
  • Nintendo Power, Super Nintendo Entertainment System Development Dispatch (Preview), Publication date: October 1991, Volume: 29, Pages: 96
  • Nintendo Power, Super NES Showcase (game overview), Publication date: December 1991, Volume: 31, Pages: 77-79
  • Nintendo Power, Review (Graphics and Sound: 3.7/5; Play Control: 3.0/5; Challenge: 3.9/5; Theme and Fun: 4.0/5), Publication date: December 1991, Volume: 31, Pages: 87
  • Play Action Strategies: Super Nintendo, Hint Guide, Publication date: 1992, Volume: -, Pages: 50-53

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