Fatal Labyrinth

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Fatal Labyrinth
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Steam
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SMPS Z80
Genre: RPG

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
(Game Toshokan)
Sega Mega Drive
US
$39.9539.95[3] 1309
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1309
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[4] 1309
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Steam
US
$2.992.99[6] 34289
ESRB: Everyone
Steam
EU
€2.492.49[7] 34289
PEGI: 7+
Steam
UK
£1.991.99[6] 34289
PEGI: 7+
Steam
AU
$3.493.49[6] 34289
OFLC: G
Steam Linux
US
$0.990.99[9] 34289
ESRB: Everyone
Steam Linux
EU
€0.990.99[10] 34289
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
UK
£0.790.79[9] 34289
PEGI: 7+
Steam Linux
AU
$1.351.35[9] 34289
OFLC: G
Steam OS X
US
$0.990.99[9] 34289
ESRB: Everyone
Steam OS X
EU
€0.990.99[10] 34289
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
UK
£0.790.79[9] 34289
PEGI: 7+
Steam OS X
AU
$1.351.35[9] 34289
OFLC: G

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Fatal Labyrinth, called Shi no Meikyu: Labyrinth of Death (死の迷宮) in Japan, is a role-playing game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive in 1991. In Japan, it was a Sega Game Toshokan download exclusive. In the game you play as Trykaar, who must enter Dragonia, the castle of doom and traverse its thirty levels to retrieve the Holy Goblet.

If the american version of the game begin played on a Japanese Mega Drive 2, the text will be translated to Japanese.

A Virtual Console version of the game was planned but never released.

Gameplay

The game is a roguelike where most levels of the castle are chosen at random from a predefined set. You will find monsters and items scattered at random. To fight a monster, simply run into it. To pick up an item, press A while on top of it. C opens up your inventory screen, where you can equip various weapons and armor and use magic items. C confirms a selection and B leaves the screen. If you find yourself stuck at a boundary, press A to see if the boundary is a secret door. Pressing A also skips the turn.

The game ends when you run out of health. You regain health by eating food found as items on the ground; health will slowly regenerate each few steps/turns as long as you have food. If you run out of food, you will rapidly lose health until you eat food or die. If you eat too much food (the "F" counter on the HUD exceeds or equal to 80), you will slow down. Eat more (F=99) and you die.

Magic items are randomly color-coded on each play.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Fatal Labyrinth Fatal Labyrinth
English (US) Fatal Labyrinth Fatal Labyrinth
Japanese Shi no Meikyu: Labyrinth of Death (死の迷宮)

Production credits

Sega 1990
Source: In-game credits


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Fatal Labyrinth/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

page=9

Print advert in Game Players (US) #0304: "Vol. 3 No. 4 April 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
50
[2]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
68
[11]
Games-X (UK) PAL
56
[12]
Joystick (FR)
76
[13]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
65
[14]
Mega (UK) PAL
59
[15]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
50
[16]
MegaTech (UK)
51
[17]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
51
[18]
Player One (FR)
76
[19]
Sega Power (UK)
55
[20]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
25
[21]
Sega Power (UK)
39
[22]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
68
[23]
Video Games (DE)
60
[24]
Sega Mega Drive
57
Based on
15 reviews
Mega Drive, US
FatalLabyrinth MD US Box.jpg
Cover
FatalLabyrinth MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Fatal Labyrinth MD US.pdf
Manual
FatalLabyrinth MD US pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, EU
FatalLabyrinth MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
FatalLabyrinth MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
FatalLabyrinth MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, AU
FatalLabyrinth MD AU cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, CA
FatalLabyrinth MD CA Box.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 5f0bd984
MD5 f4550e6ca0b6c8a9de2376f85bdc6a8a
SHA-1 c136cb3fae1914a8fe079eb28c4533af5d8774e2
128kB 1991-01 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 40c44cd3
MD5 dc33589a54bce1aea844daba9c9bd547
SHA-1 a854b4fb96e34183fbe462e23a2a0bf7dd6d9f09
128kB 1991-01 Almost same as above, probably a hack.
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a6d7e02d
MD5 6e277f8fbd78ecd48ec6a91db9b22cf5
SHA-1 513732ae1c5a40276959967bbf4775fce1c83a7e
256kB 1989-10 Sega Game Toshokan

External links

References

  1. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1991" (JP; 1990-12-08), page 139
  2. 2.0 2.1 Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 22
  3. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "April 1991" (US; 1991-0x-xx), page 48
  4. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 27
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 https://steamdb.info/app/34289/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-09-10 21:14)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 http://steamdb.info/app/34289/ (Wayback Machine: 2013-05-22 19:57)
  7. http://steamdb.info/app/34289/ (Wayback Machine: 2014-12-13 00:43)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 https://steamdb.info/app/34289/history/?changeid=5755295
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 http://steamdb.info/app/34289/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-09-10 21:14)
  10. 10.0 10.1 http://steamdb.info/app/34289/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-09-10 21:14)
  11. GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 48
  12. Games-X, "31st May-6th June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-31), page 36
  13. Joystick, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 169
  14. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 91
  15. Mega, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 20
  16. Mega Force, "Septembre/Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-09-13), page 91
  17. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
  18. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 138
  19. Player One, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 77
  20. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 26
  21. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  22. Sega Power, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-10-30), page 45
  23. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 65
  24. Video Games, "2/91" (DE; 1991-06-07), page 96


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