FireFly Studios' Stronghold (Windows)

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FireFly Studios' Stronghold is a combination of a building simulation (like SimCity) and a real-time strategy game. The player can build and conquer castles, populate lands with his peasants and defend his country from invaders. The game has two principal modes, simulation and invasion. In simulation, the player just builds castles and villages, without troubling himself with warfare. In invasion mode, one has to use tactical combat to defeat his enemies. The opponents are Duc de Puce, Duc de Beauregard, Duc Truffe and Duc Volpe, also called "the Rat", "the Snake", "the Pig" and "the Wolf", respectively. They all have different personalities and styles of combat, with the Wolf being the toughest adversary by far.


FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Getting a mission
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows A workshop for crossbows
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Learning more about your enemies
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Windows Choosing a name

Alternate Titles

  • "要塞" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Twierdza" -- Polish title
  • "Stronghold" -- Common title

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User Reviews

Simply a fantastic game Kate Jones (453) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Great game my liege! Depth Lord (933) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85 Oct 18, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2001 84 out of 100 84
ActionTrip Nov 16, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Game Watcher Aug 11, 2003 8 out of 10 80 Feb 09, 2007 16 out of 20 80 Oct 23, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Netjak Feb 22, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Svenska PC Gamer Jan, 2002 70 out of 100 70


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Christmas shopping reference

There is an interactive voice in the main menu that reminds the player of Christmas shopping 10 days before Christmas.

Variations on different markets

The German release has the campaign storyline set in Germany instead of England. Some versions of the game also have differences in the menu interface and the Pig's appearance (sometimes his head is covered).

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