Monday 28 December 2015

Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - The Best Games Ever

Poseidon: Master of Atlantis screenshot
RTS genre iconSimulation genre iconAncient style iconyear 2001 icon
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis is the expansion of the beautiful 2D city builder Zeus: Master of Olympus. It take place on the island of Atlantis, according to some legends, situated between America and Africa continents long long time ago. During the missions of building and ruling mighty cities we witness the volcanic eruption, that have sunk Atlantis.
The GOG version of the game have a windowed mode, turned on by F5 key.
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Game Data:
Type: Real Time Strategy (RTS), Live Simulator (SIM), City Building.
Genre: Ancient (Atlantis) 
Year of Release: 2001
Platform: PC/Windows
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - First City Screenshot
  This is how Atlantis city begin to form. A few houses, some water and the repair dude walking around, the most important citizen.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Colapsed Building Screenshot
 This is what will happen if the maintenance building is not present on the road. After a while, they collapse. It does not matter how far are buildings from the houses. Here we try to build a trading spot with ports to other cities and some warehouses around, but forgot the maintenance office.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Farming Area Screenshot
And here is a well optimised fertile land spot. Farms and orchards can be build only over meadow. Meadow appear as grey dotted plains and looks pink on the map. Here we have 6 wheat farms, vineyards, oranges and olive trees. Wheat and oranges are food. Grapes and olives are row materials for making more goods, respectively wine and olive oil.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Sanctuaries Screenshot
Here is our first Sanctuary. It is an enormous buildings that need a lot of time and material to build, but bring lovely bonuses. To build a sanctuaries we need artisan's shops constructed around and the needed materials in the warehouses. When we do not have the materials we import them from other cities via trade ports.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Hippodrome Screenshot
This is the hippodrome.  It is used for entertainment, generates money and complete certain requests. In the end it just take too much space, which becomes less and less on the island.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Monsters Screenshot
Here is one of the monsters that lurks in Atlantis lands. It will not let our miners to go and mine that red mineral called orichalc and it may come even in the city and destroy buildings. To get rid of a monster we have to build a hero hall and call the hero to help.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Sanctuaries Screenshot
 The mighty Artemis' Menagerie and Aphrodite's Haven Sanctuaries. Later we will build houses around them.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Sanctuaries Screenshot
As space become sparse and sparse we found a good spot for the next grand building near the forests.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Science Buildings Screenshot
 Here is a neigbour of well developed houses. Atlantians need a lot of science to grow. There are 4 types of science buildings in the game - Observatory, Laboratory, Library and Museum.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Continental Screenshot
And here is the Atlantian continent before it sunk out. We can see all the neighbour cities and what they trade.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Garden of Demeter Screenshot
Garden of Demeter is may be the best sanctuary to build. Upon completion, the lands around it becomes fertile ground and new farms can be build there.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Building Pyramids Screenshot
 Next main task is building the grand Atlantian pyramids. The pyramids do not bring any cool bonuses except a little appeal, but they are important monuments of beauty and glory. Like sanctuaries, to build pyramids we need artisan's shops and the needed materials in the warehouses.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Logistics Screenshot
 A lot of trails and errors will be needed, while we find the best logistic pattern for our houses and servicing buildings around. For what I have explored the maintenance officer can travel the road around 20 houses without turning back and leave some building to collapse.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Best City Foundation Screenshot
Here is a city foundation around the palace. The palace bring a little appeal and allow the tax collecting building, placed along with maintenance, water supply and library - all 2x2 squares wide.
Poseidon: Master of Atlantis - Elite Housing Screenshot
Elite housings are 4x4 houses that are needed to train armies. They need to be built over high appeal terrain and consume all supplies that normal house need, plus 3 more goods - Chariot, Wine and Arms.

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