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Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals

aka: Estpolis Denki II, Lufia

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Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals is a prequel to Lufia & the Fortress of Doom. Its events take place ninety-nine years prior to it, and it explains the origin of the series' antagonists, the group of super-humans known as the Sinistrals. The player controls the ancestor of the first game's protagonist, the swordsman Maxim. After having encountered a mysterious woman named Iris, Maxim goes on a journey to find other heroes who would help him to stop the Sinistrals from destroying the world.

Like the first game, Rise of the Sinistrals is a Japanese-style turn-based RPG with many puzzle elements thrown in. The game makes extensive use of puzzles in its dungeon layouts; various items and accessories must be used to solve them. It also features a "Capsule Monsters" system; monsters can be summoned to fight alongside the party in battles. They would evolve when fed weapons, armor, or special fruits. Unlike in the first game, there are no random battles in the dungeons: all the enemies are visibly moving on-screen.


  • エストポリス伝記II - Japanese spelling

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Credits (SNES version)

13 People

Scenario Designer
Lead Programmer
Battle Programmer
Camp Programmer
Monster Designer
Dungeon Designer
Character Designer
City Designer
Music Composer
Map Constructor
Casino Programmer
X-LION Engineer


Related Games

Lufia & the Fortress of Doom
Released 1993 on SNES
Lufia: The Ruins of Lore
Released 2002 on Game Boy Advance, 2016 on Wii U
Lufia: The Legend Returns
Released 2001 on Game Boy Color, 2014 on Nintendo 3DS
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals
Released 2010 on Nintendo DS
Disciples II: Rise of the Elves
Released 2003 on Windows
EverQuest II: Rise of Kunark
Released 2007 on Windows
Disciples II: Rise of the Elves - Gold
Released 2005 on Windows
The Granstream Saga
Released 1997 on PlayStation
Record of Lodoss War II
Released 1994 on TurboGrafx CD

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Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 6680


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Additional contributors: Apogee IV, chirinea, Sciere, Joshua J. Slone, Daedolon, Thomas Thompson.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.