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Lufia & the Fortress of Doom Restored

Hack of Lufia & the Fortress of Doom


Based off of D’s Lufia: Decensored, this mod fixes continuity issues the first game has compared to later entries, in some cases using retranslated terms, while still keeping true to the officially established English Lufia lore.

There are also other tweaks to improve gameplay experience.

  • Incorporates JCE3000GT’s Fast Walker patch. Speeds up walking on the world map and in dungeons, as well as vehicle movement. (Modified to restore Sweet and Foul Waters’ expiration notices)
  • The final boss’ battle script has been restored to its original.
  • Lufia and Selan can now use Jerin’s Zircon equipment, thanks to Lufia 1 Multi-Editor.
  • Item descriptions restored, expanding the ROM to 1.50 MB.
  • The beeping noise for spoken dialogue is now retained when the message speed is set to “Fast”.
  • Restored crosses on church walls.
  • Audio defaults to Stereo when starting a new game.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (USA).smc
  • Header: YES
  • SHA-1: 904BBA17F5A37FDC714C91BE80082444136586EA
  • CRC32: 5E1AA1A6




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

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