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Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (SNES)

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The hero Maxim and his group defeat the Sinistrals on Mt. Doom (as portrayed in Lufia II), and all is peaceful. With such a great peace, the defense forces of the world become lax. One hundred years later attacks begin taking place, supposedly by the Sinistrals. It's up to the descendant of the hero, and his childhood friend Lufia, to form a new band of champions to save the world. Gameplay is fairly standard for RPGs, with turn-based battling by way of a menu of icons, and random battles. There's also a higher-than-normal emphasis on puzzles within dungeons.


Lufia & the Fortress of Doom SNES Nice area with some caves
Lufia & the Fortress of Doom SNES The playable introduction to the game, that also serves as a tutorial
Lufia & the Fortress of Doom SNES Title screen
Lufia & the Fortress of Doom SNES Oh, how romantic!

Alternate Titles

  • "エストポリス伝記" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Estopolis Denki I" -- Japanese Title
  • "Estelle" -- Development Title

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User Reviews

A game many underrated Scott G (731) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
nice, nice game frances mach (9) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars

The Press Says

Game Players Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Dec, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
RPGFan Jul 05, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Feb, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1993 7.8 out of 10 78
1UP! Jun 20, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Feb, 1994 73 out of 100 73 Jun 30, 2011 14 out of 20 70 Jan, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Legendra Jan 05, 2010 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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This is actually the sequel to an unreleased Famicom game called Esteel.

Related Web Sites

  • Lufia World (Lots of information about the entire Lufia series can be found here.)
  • OC ReMix Game Profile (Fan remixes of music from Lufia & the Fortress of Doom.)
Joshua J. Slone (4617) added Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (SNES) on Aug 13, 2003