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A mysterious substance known as Fog has began to slowly engulf the world, threatening to destroy everything on the planet. As the Fog approaches the kingdom of Argwyll, its king embarks on a journey to find a way to stop it - a journey he does not return from. His daughter Katia finds a powerful runestone, which grants her the magical ability to summon and control monsters. Armed with this new power, Katia sets off to find out what happened to her father, and ultimately what can be done to stop the impending catastrophe.

Lost Kingdoms is an RPG with a somewhat unusual card-based battle system. Katia cannot fight herself; the fighting is done by monsters she summons. The battle process is done in real-time, like in action games; the player must be quick to navigate Katia away from danger and summon the monsters. Monsters of various types are represented as cards. When the player chooses a card, the monster will appear and perform an attack. Depending on the card type, the monster will just perform a quick attack, replace Katia for a while, or even stay on the battle field until defeated. Katia receives new cards upon defeating enemies; she can also subdue monsters and turn them into cards as well. Special shops will sell new cards and make new ones out of the old ones Katia can offer to them.

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Lost Kingdoms GameCube Princess Katia
Lost Kingdoms GameCube Katia finds the first runestone
Lost Kingdoms GameCube the opening sequence
Lost Kingdoms GameCube battle mode

Alternate Titles

  • "Rune" -- Japanese title
  • "Les Royaumes Perdus" -- French title

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GamePro (US) Jun 05, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
Gaming Target Jul 15, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamesmania.de Aug 01, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Kombo.com Nov 14, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
64 Power / big.N / N Games Aug, 2002 72 out of 100 72
64 Power / big.N / N Games Jul, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot Jun 04, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
4Players.de Aug 19, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 17, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Game Chronicles Jun 27, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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Corn Popper (69370) added Lost Kingdoms (GameCube) on May 29, 2002