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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 A workshop for crossbows
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Defending our town
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows It's money-time! Watch out, "Pig"!!
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Choosing a mode: simulation or invasion

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
Gry OnLine Windows Dec 13, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov 26, 2001 84 out of 100 84
4Players.de Windows Oct 18, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jun 12, 2002 8.25 out of 10 82
Strategy Informer Windows Aug 11, 2003 8 out of 10 80
macHOME Macintosh 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Nov 16, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Jan, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Nov 01, 2001 6 out of 10 60


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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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