Lufia: The Ruins of Lore

aka: Estropolis Gaiden: Chinmoku no Iseki
Moby ID: 17432
Game Boy Advance Specs
Note: We may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made via eBay or Amazon links (prices updated 4/15 11:55 PM )

Description official descriptions

The events of this game take place twenty-five years before those depicted in Fortress of Doom. You control a young man named Eldin. His father was a great treasure hunter who once ventured into ancient ruins and never came back. Eldin became a hunter himself, and is looking for an adventure together with his friends Torma and Rami. Before soon the youngsters come into conflict with the evil kingdom of Gratze, and realize they have to do anything to stop their plans of resurrecting an ancient beast.

This is a traditional Japanese RPG with turn-based combat viewed from top-down perspective. Enemy encounters are not random, and the enemies are visible on screen. You can gain advantage in battles if you initiate combat by approaching the enemy. The characters can master a variety of "jobs", learning abilities and switching classes, or combining them the way the player likes. You can also use special items in battle to capture monsters and to make them fight on you side. You can also upgrade those monsters and even merge with them to become more powerful.


  • 沈黙の遺跡 ~エストポリス外伝~ - Japanese spelling

Groups +





Average score: 67% (based on 7 ratings)


Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings with 0 reviews)

Be the first to review this game!


MobyPro Early Access

Upgrade to MobyPro to view research rankings!

Related Games

Myastere: Ruins of Deazniff
Released 2021 on Windows, Nintendo Switch
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
Released 2021 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, Luna
ActRaiser 2
Released 1993 on SNES
Lufia: The Legend Returns
Released 2001 on Game Boy Color, 2014 on Nintendo 3DS
Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
Released 1993 on SNES
Herakles no Eikō III: Kamigami no Chinmoku
Released 2008 on DoJa, J2ME, 2020 on Nintendo Switch
Lost Ruins
Released 2021 on Linux, Windows, 2022 on PlayStation 4...
Released 1990 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST
Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
Released 1995 on SNES

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 17432
  • [ Please login / register to view all identifiers ]


Are you familiar with this game? Help document and preserve this entry in video game history! If your contribution is approved, you will earn points and be credited as a contributor.

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Wii U added by Michael Cassidy.

Additional contributors: Ms. Tea.

Game added April 19, 2005. Last modified June 16, 2023.