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.
- "エストポリス伝記" -- Japanese Spelling
- "Estopolis Denki I" -- Japanese Title
- "Estelle" -- Development Title
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The Press Says
||4.5 out of 5
||Jul 05, 1999
||86 out of 100
||84 out of 100
||81 out of 100
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
||7.8 out of 10
||Jun 20, 2008
||76 out of 100
||2.25 out of 6
||73 out of 100
||Jun 30, 2011
||14 out of 20
||6 out of 10
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Lufia was to be ported to the Sega Genesis, this would have marked the first time that the same RPG appeared on rival consoles. However, for unknown reasons, Taito cancelled the port.
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
(4618) added Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
(SNES) on Aug 13, 2003