Known as ''Estpolis Denki: Yomigaeru Densetsu'' in Japan. ''Lufia: The Legend Returns'' is the third installment of the JRPG {{Lufia}} series made for GameboyColor system by Neverland. Published by Taito and Natsume in 2001.

The story's is a sequel to the first two games, after the previous two doom island wars. A [[MysteriousWaif traveling fortune teller]], Seena, who's on a "great adventure" to uncover to forgotten legend of the doom island wars, wander into a town Patos and bump into an {{idiot|Hero}} swordsman named Wain. At the moment, the [[JerkassGods Sinistrals of Destruction]], Gades, has awaken and then starts destroying a house in Patos. After the heroic deed of Wain running into a burning house to rescue a girl, Seena finds Wain a worthy fellow and asks him to come along her on an adventure, thus the beginning of the story.

While being less popular, ''Lufia: The Legend Returns'' provides a unique battle and character's skill growth systems as well as RandomlyGeneratedLevels for dungeons. The players is allowed to put nine characters all at once in a battlefield. It also has a good soundtrack, graphic, and storyline, which is filled with nostalgic elements from previous games, such as the dragon eggs, a linear [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon final dungeon]], and every Sinistrals bosses up to date.

!!This game provides examples of:
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Deckard's ship's front axe. It cleanly cuts through another ship.
* BadassPrincess: Melphis. Dei notes he didn't expected a princess in captive to fight a huge monster on her own.
* TheBattleDidntCount: If you beat one of the Sinistrals during a fight you're [[HopelessBossFight expected to lose]], you get a powerful item drop and then lose in a cutscene.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Wain and Seena
* BerserkButton: Don't call Wain stupid. [[spoiler: It'll make him cry, which will make Seena very angry.]]
* BlindIdiotTranslation: So many goofs, one wonders if they just shipped the game with the first draft of the English script without spellchecking it first.
* BoobsOfSteel: Aima.
* BullyingADragon: Gades, of all person, is toyed around by Wain's stupidity. He's not pleased.
* CallToAdventure
* CastFromHitPoints: Several of Ruby's exclusive IP abilities, in addition to the Dark Sword IP ability.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Usually since Seena and Wain will drag themselves into helping any possible people.
* CoolOldGuy: Aima's master and Randolph.
* DiscOneNuke: Gades' Blade and Bracelet.
** It's also possible to get the game's InfinityPlusOneSword fairly early on as a RandomDrop from a ''normal enemy'' in one of the dungeons.
* EasyLevelsHardBosses
* FixedDamageAttack: Ruby's Double Up IP consumes her IP meter to determine base damage and doubles in power with each correct guess in a higher-or-lower card game.
* FortuneTeller: Seena, saying all things she predicts will become true, [[spoiler: since she's Erim.]]
* IdiotHero: Wain, so much.
** There's a RunningGag that he gets called "stupid" every time he meets someone new.
* ItemFarming: Hi Bombs are what you need to defeat Gades for DiscOneNuke equipments. Twice. To get them, you must wander around a random generated dungeon for hours.
* KleptomaniacHero: UpToEleven. Not only you loot stuff from barrels, cabinets and drawers, but you also takes stuff from graves, dining tables, fireplaces, random candles, statues of Buddha, and you can outright grabs stuff in a shop and get away because they are simply hidden in the displaying armors.
* LazyBackup: Your party's max number in a battle is 9, but only 3 from each row can attack, and if the frontline characters are knocked out, it's game over regardless the others still being up.
* LethalJokeWeapon: The Bunny Blade, which gives a 500-point boost to attack...but only inflicts 1 or 2 damage when attacking. However, it possesses its full power when using IP abilities.
* LimitBreak: IP abilities function as this once again, though they are learned by characters from Ancient Texts instead of bound to weapons.
* LostForever: If you don't recruit Dragon Egg before [[spoiler: Seena reveals herself to be Erim the Sinistral of Death,]] he will be gone forever.
* NintendoHard: Never mind your party's numbers, bosses still hit very hard and wipe you all out easily if you don't play well.
* OneStatToRuleThemAll: While increasing all characters' Spiritual Force is important for IP abilities, yellow S.F. is easily the most valuable due to providing an increase to speed, which increases far less than other stats from leveling. Slower characters become much more viable if Dei, Ruby, and/or Isaac are in the same row/column to boost their speed.
* PercentDamageAttack: Several IP abilities which reduce a target's HP by a varying fraction. Bosses are not immune to these abilities; they're practically necessary to defeat some bosses before you're supposed to be able to.
* RandomlyGeneratedLevels
* RecurringBoss: Gades, 3 times.
* ReincarnationRomance: [[spoiler: Wain and Seena, from Lufia/Iris and Hero/Maxim from the previous games.]]
* SarcasmBlind: Wain.
* SuperDeformed: How characters look in the status screen.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Dual Blade.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue