The Lufia series is pretty famous, and in this Lufia & the Fortress of Doom Review, SuperDerek asks if it’s really worth $30? Super Derek recounts the tale of purchasing the game, and the trials of beating it.
When I was young shortly after being awe-struck by Earthbound, I remembered going to a local game shop and demanding another game like it. The clerk, he furrowed his brow. They didn’t have many RPGs in stock, he said, but he found one game on a shelf.
He carefully pulled down the cartridge from its roost and blew off a cloud of dust. “Here you go kid” he said, “I uh, hear this one’s pretty good!”
Without hesitation I forked over weeks of my carefully saved allowances and returned home with my prize. On the car ride home, I gazed giddily at the cover, imagining all of the adventures that it might take me on, and the stories it would tell. Fast-forward 15 years, and I still haven’t beaten this game… Until now.
Welcome back to The Game Collection, I am SuperDerek and this is Lufia and the Fortress of Doom! Lufia and the Fortress of Doom was the first game released in the Lufia series. it was released exclusively in Japan and the United States in 1993. Strangely, the events of the game take place 100 years after the events of the game’s much more renowned and well loved sequel, Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals. Lufia and the Fortress of Doom was developed by Neverland and published by Taito, now part of Square Enix. Neverland is well-known for developing the Lufia and Rune Factory series. The story follows the descendant of a legendary hero and his childhood friend Lufia, as they travel the world with an elf and a soldier in order to prevent the resurrection of the Sinistrals: 4 god-like warrirors that nearly destroyed the world 100 years ago.
This quest takes you from town to town, tower to tower, and cave to cave fighting hordes of monsters at every single turn.