A massive gameworld to explore with nearly a dozen dungeons to delve into.
User reviews: Very Positive (411 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 30, 2012

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Fortune Summoners

Packages that include this game

Buy Carpe Fulgur Collection

Includes 3 items: Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters, Fortune Summoners, Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

 

Recommended By Curators

"Oldschool 2D-Action JRPG. Nice story, challenging complex hit & block combat, some puzzles, no handholding, no free saving - for veterans only!"

About This Game

Elemental Stones: stones imbued with the power of an Elemental Spirit, which grant the wielder of one the ability to control that element via 'magic'.

In the country of Scotsholm, three centuries have passed since they were first created. Elemental stones are now mass-produced and widely used, making magic a personal, commonplace part of people's lives.

In this country lives an energetic little girl named Arche. Arche, having moved with her family to a new home in the town of Tonkiness, has begun attending the only school in the area. That school is the Minasa-Ratis School of Magic. And it's here that Arche may discover something amazing about elemental stones... and herself.

Key Features:

  • A massive gameworld to explore - nearly a dozen dungeons to delve into, and easily 25+ hours of gameplay, with lots of extra content to explore!
  • Gorgeous, detailed 2D sprite backgrounds and animations - like the best 16-bit game you never got to play!
  • Classic platformer-RPG action in the vein of some of the true greats of yesteryear!
  • Conquer the challenges before you with intelligent AI companions - you can let them do as they want or customize their behavior to your heart's delight!
  • Stunning, professional-quality music and sound!
  • Full support for Xinput controllers, including the XBox 360 controller, as well as keyboards!

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:Pentium III 1.0GHz
    • Memory:384 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 8 or higher compatible video card
    • DirectX®:dx80
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 8-compatible sound device

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Pentium IV 2.4GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 8 or higher compatible video card
    • DirectX®:dx90
    • Hard Drive:250 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 8-compatible sound device
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Very Classy RPG
- this game reminds me of YS with the maximum level,
- the combat system is hard but amazing,
- the story is actually cool like most animes,
- you can switch through 3 playable characters
- stage designs gives you a retro feel
I give this game a 8.5 out of 10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Fortune Summoners is a side-scrolling/platformer/puzzle/hack'n'slash/JRPG. Many people have likened it to Dark Souls, however I have never played Dark Souls so I wouldn't know. All I know is that I really fell in love with this game, and it broke my heart. Allow me to explain.

The story starts a young girl named Arche whose family has just moved into a new town, and she has enrolled in the local magic school. From there she and her two new friends embark on adventures around the countryside, exploring caves, helping people and such. There is more to the story, but I shan't spoil it for you.

Before I talk about anything else, I must address (as just about every review does) the controls. They aren't the easiest to learn and master, but it is possible if you just practice. One should definitely not expect to have mastered them without putting in at least an hour practicing against some basic enemies - you won't be able to beat this game by simply spamming the attack button - but I whole heartedly encourage anyone who likes a challenge to keep at it. The sense of accomplishment is well worth it.
I should emphasise that THIS GAME IS CHALLENGING - do not let it's happy-go-lucky illustrations and music fool you. The vast majority of negative reviews simply slate the controls. I can only assume those players didn't know what they were getting into and just gave up without taking the time to get to grips with the controls. Coupled with the surprisingly fiendish AI it will take some time to master.

Now, I have completed this game and from start to finish I was charmed by the characters, the simplistic yet elegeant storyline, the pleasant and atmospheric music, and the challenge that the game itself presented. You remember all those games you played as a kid, you know, those ones 'that you never managed to beat'? This is what this game was to me. It gave me a sense of nostalgia even though I'd never played it before, and a sense of longing for that time when you're just a child playing your first RPG for the first time, and everything is so whimsical and fascinating.

Sadly, this story does have a sad ending, hence my broken heart.

Just as I was thinking that the game was about to explode into a larger world ripe for the exploring, it ended, and I was presented with the classic 'To Be Continued' message. Undeterred I sought out any sign of a sequel, and unfortunately Lizsoft - the studio that made the game - has since stopped operating.
In conclusion, there will be no sequel. EVER.
The three girls will never get to finish the grand adventure that only just seemed to be starting when the game came to an end, and that is how this game broke my heart.

Nevertheless, I fully recommend this game to anyone who wants to experience that retro-like challenge combined with a simple yet engaging storyline. This game really did make me feel like a kid again, and I can't say that about many games.

Just be prepared for the gut-wrenching lack of closure at the end.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Still fooling around with the controls, they're plenty fluid alright and a bit complex too. I say it's pretty darn neat though that's not why I'm gonna recommend this game.

Less than 5 minutes in the game they ask you to go to a blacksmith. You can also search through this manly man's shop and find underwear then claim it for your own.

30/10 would steal undies again
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
While this game has a lot in common with the other works localized by Carpe Fulgur, it is miles behind even the level of polish on EasyGameStation titles. I recommend the game overall, but be warned that it aggravates on multiple levels. Don't pick it up if you're not willing to tolerate the cons below.

Having said that, the characters were memorable enough that I think back on it fondly.

Pros:
+ It really is just as adorable as it looks.
+ The combat is more involved than the mindless hack and slash in a lot of Recettear.
+ The animation has some cute details, like the way Sana transitions from a run to a slide-crouch.
+ The soundtrack is fun! I particularly enjoy how it reacts dynamically to the aggregate difficulty of combat.
+ While not particularly novel, the characters are robust enough to get attached to.

Cons:
- It really _is_ as adorable as it looks. If you're not okay with anime twee, it might be too much for you.
- While more involved than Recettear, the combat is pretty slippery. There is more momentum in platforming and combat than in something like Mario or Super Meat Boy. Whether this is a valid design decision or not, I found the adjustment period unpleasant.
- The character system is a little shallow, as with many traditional JRPGs. All weapons and armor are direct upgrades, and only accessories allow for any variance. The maximum character level is 20.
- Some of the better parts of the combat aren't unlocked until about 3/4 through the game. The "Full Moon" air attack is perfect for dealing with bee-type enemies, but you get it around level 17 out of 20.
- Enemy variety is very low. Palette-swap-city.
- My biggest problem: the story is unfinished! It perfectly sets up a sequel, but the (indie) developer quit the game business! I actually find myself wanting to know more about the world, but this is all we will ever know about Arche Plumfield.

Hints:
? Block more. Seriously. Especially with those bees. Just block until they fly at you with their stupid pollen, then do the up attack.
? Your downward stab attack is unblockable. It's also one of the few weapon attacks that mushrooms won't punish you for.
? Watch a youtube walkthrough for the block puzzle in the wizard's tower. The lever on the left side of the room snaps the blocks into the grid.
? You can lift most enemies off the ground with your up attack. A useful string for me was: jump attack, standing attack to up attack, juggle with standard attack to wide slash.
? Play it with a friend or romantic partner. I probably would have quit halfway through if I didn't have someone cuddly cooing over the girls' character developments.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
This little gem is a very cute adventure coming of age story. It is centred around little girls and otherwise has a number of similarities to Dark Souls. No, I am not kidding. The bosses and enemies will challenge you, and it will require you to think on your feet, plan ahead and sometimes run for your life.

If only you could run fast enough. Poor little girl...
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny