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 Learning more about your enemies
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Trading stuff
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Victory!
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Some funny "dialogues" with the enemies

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 (453)
Great game my liege! Windows Depth Lord (933)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Windows Jan, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Macworld Macintosh Sep 01, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Macintosh Aug 09, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
Gry OnLine Windows Dec 13, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jan, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85 Windows Oct 18, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Game Watcher Windows Aug 11, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jan, 2002 80 out of 100 80
macHOME Macintosh 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Windows Oct 23, 2001 79 out of 100 79


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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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