DescriptionThe 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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|A game many underrated||Scott G (729)|
|nice, nice game||frances mach (9)|
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|
|Mega Fun||Feb, 1994||81 out of 100||81|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Dec, 1993||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Total! (Germany)||Sep, 1996||2.25 out of 6||75|
|Power Play||Feb, 1994||73 out of 100||73|
|GameCola.net||Jan, 2008||6 out of 10||60|
|Legendra||Jan 05, 2010||50|
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Cancelled Genesis portLufia & the Fortress of Doom 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.
DevelopmentThis is actually the sequel to an unreleased Famicom game called Esteel.
EndingThe battles that take place during the game's opening story are the focus of Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
Information also contributed by MasterMegid and Marguerite Richardson
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.)