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Lufia & the Fortress of Doom Restored

Hack of Lufia & the Fortress of Doom


This mod offers censorship removal, Japanese feature restoration, and gameplay enhancements. Based on Lufia: Decensored by D, which restores alcohol references, priests, and bunny girls.


  • Fast Walker by JCE3000GT incorporated, with tweaks by rainponcho.
  • Restored crosses on church walls.
  • Final boss now uses its Japanese attack script.
  • Lufia and Selan can equip Jerin’s Zircon equipment, plus the Might Shield and Might Helmet.
  • Item descriptions restored.
  • Dialogue printing noise now plays at “Fast” Message Speed.
  • For series consistency, names of characters, terms, spells, and items conform to the standards of Frue Lufia by Artemis.
  • Addendum patch: Unlock Try Again Mode without needing to beat the game.
  • Audio defaults to Stereo when starting a new game.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (USA).smc
  • Header: NO
  • CRC32 - 5E1AA1A6
  • SHA1 - 904BBA17F5A37FDC714C91BE80082444136586EA




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
vivify93Original Hacking
rainponchoHackingSupplying multiple enhancements & fixes
JCE3000GTHackingWalk Faster patch & Lufia 1 Multi-Editor
Justin3009HackingAlways Retry Mode addendum

User Review Information

How the game was meant to be played.

Reviewed By: Recca on 22 Mar 2021

Lufia & the Fortress of Doom Restored is a hack which greatly improves the overall feel and experience of this game. As mentioned in the readme file, various censored graphics as those of priests and churches are restored as they were originally in the Japanese version of the game. The text has also been cleaned up quite a bit and now features the correct names of alcoholic beverages sold in bars instead of the “cider” drinks used in the official localized translation, along with newly added item descriptions (press the “X” button as with spells) and an expiration notice for the Sweet Water and Foul Water items. And last, but not least, it also replaces the slow walking speed in dungeons and on the world map with the much better and faster pace of the one used in towns.

This really does seem like the vastly improved and definite way of playing this game. I would recommend this hack to both first time players and those wanting an enhanced replay experience. The naming schemes in this hack also conform with those in the “Frue Lufia” hack as well for the second game in this series, which is also highly recommended for the same aforementioned reasons as this one. Please give them both a try as they’re guaranteed to not disappoint and will feel like a pleasant improvement for all fans of the Lufia series.

Version 2.4.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Great hackSanSun19 Sep 20212.4.1Yes
How the game was meant to be played.Recca22 Mar 20212.4.1Yes
Does What it Says!magictrufflez29 Dec 20162.1Yes