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FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader (Windows)

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Firefly Studios' Stronghold Crusader is the standalone expansion pack to the 2001 Stronghold. In Stronghold Crusader the player can play as either the legendary Richard the Lionheart or the formidable Saladin. A mix of real-time strategy and city-building games, the game's desert setting requires strategies adapted to the environment and its lack of water. There are 50 skirmish missions to be fought in sequence. The 25 units include assassins, archers and fire throwers, and (in something of an anachronism) allow for suicidal charges.

As with the original Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader includes a scenario and map editor. Multiplayer with up to 8 players is available via LAN or over the Internet.

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FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows By pressing the right mouse button, you can use 4 options. Variating from "Lower Ground" to "Zoom Options"
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows In the Map Editor, you can design and play your own maps.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows Saladin is the strongest Arabic lord in the game.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows Popularity affects the gameplay. Peasants will soon leave your castle if the popularity falls below 0.

Alternate Titles

  • "Twierdza: Krzy┼╝owiec" -- Polish title

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User Reviews

A fun real-time castle building game. Tony Maki (12) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Dec, 2002 84 out of 100 84
IGN Oct 08, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamesmania Oct 01, 2002 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Oct 03, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Clubic Oct 10, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Nov 03, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2002 77 out of 100 77
PC Gamer UK Nov, 2002 76 out of 100 76
PC Zone Benelux Nov, 2002 75 out of 100 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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The Bonus CDs were provided to individual retailers for an incentive to consumers to purchase that specific chain's version. Notable figures Sheriff of Nottingham, King Phillip and Emperor Frederick were provided as detailed AI opponents - along with their unique castles for the player to skirmish with.


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Lady_of_Magick (246) added FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader (Windows) on Oct 22, 2002