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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 It's money-time! Watch out, "Pig"!!
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FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Building my first house

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 (945)

The Press Says

Macworld Macintosh Sep 01, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jan, 2002 9 out of 10 90
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
IGN Windows Oct 26, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Mac Gamer Macintosh 2002 85 out of 100 85
macHOME Macintosh 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Netjak Windows Feb 22, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Jan, 2002 70 out of 100 70


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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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