Volcano is a very fun and unique real-time god game. You play a god either benevolent (Gaia) or malicious (Thanatos), either saving villagers from deadly lava that is flowing from an erupting volcano, or killing them all. |
The game is very easy to learn: the only thing you do is raise and lower the ground a la Populous to divert lava flows at or around villages (represented on the map as small huts).
With a unique premise, good graphics that require no 3D accelerator, easy-to-learn controls, and above all – fun gameplay, Volcano is a very enjoyable freeware underdog that will keep both action and strategy fans happy for a long time. Having a choice between being a good or evil god is a great feature that should be present in more games. The game includes twenty basic levels, plus a great random map mode to ensure that no two games will ever be alike. Two thumbs up, way up!
Reviewed by: Underdogs