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FireFly Studios' Stronghold

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FireFly Studios' Stronghold is a combination of a building simulation (like SimCity) and a real-time strategy game. The player can build and conquer castles, populate lands with his peasants and defend his country from invaders. The game has two principal modes, simulation and invasion. In simulation, the player just builds castles and villages, without troubling himself with warfare. In invasion mode, one has to use tactical combat to defeat his enemies. The opponents are Duc de Puce, Duc de Beauregard, Duc Truffe and Duc Volpe, also called "the Rat", "the Snake", "the Pig" and "the Wolf", respectively. They all have different personalities and styles of combat, with the Wolf being the toughest adversary by far.


FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Building my first house
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Beautiful view
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Wow, what an army!
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Agriculture is important

Alternate Titles

  • "要塞" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Twierdza" -- Polish title
  • "Stronghold" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Simply a fantastic game Windows Kate Jones (454)
Great game my liege! Windows Depth Lord (943)

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Macintosh Aug 09, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2001 84 out of 100 84
4Players.de Windows Oct 18, 2001 84 out of 100 84
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Jun, 2002 4 out of 5 80
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jan, 2002 80 out of 100 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Feb 09, 2007 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot Windows Nov 02, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 22, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Netjak Windows Feb 22, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71


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Christmas shopping reference

There is an interactive voice in the main menu that reminds the player of Christmas shopping 10 days before Christmas.

Variations on different markets

The German release has the campaign storyline set in Germany instead of England. Some versions of the game also have differences in the menu interface and the Pig's appearance (sometimes his head is covered).

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