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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Steam|
|Sound driver: SMPS Z80|
|Number of players: 1|
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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.
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 while on top of it. opens up your inventory screen, where you can equip various weapons and armor and use magic items. confirms a selection and leaves the screen. If you find yourself stuck at a boundary, press to see if the boundary is a secret door. Pressing 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.
|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)|
- Planner: Carol
- Programmer: Mr. Lee, Papa
- Designer: Big Island, Azarashi, Sato (Tokumei)
- Music & Sound Composer: E Fugu
- Thanks to: Large Torrent, Hou-Ou
- Sega 1990
- Source: In-game credits
- Main article: Fatal Labyrinth/Magazine articles.
|Sega Retro Average|
| Based on|
|Mega Drive, AU|
ROM dump status
|128kB||1991-01||Almost same as above, probably a hack.|
|256kB||1989-10||Sega Game Toshokan|
- Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1991" (JP; 1990-12-08), page 139
- VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "April 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 48
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 22
- Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 27
- http://steamdb.info/app/34289/ (archived: 2013-05-22 19:57)
- https://steamdb.info/app/34289/ (archived: 2017-05-22 20:32)
- http://steamdb.info/app/34289/ (archived: 2017-05-22 20:32)
- GamePro, "June 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 46 (48)
- Joystick, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 169
- MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77
- Player One, "Septembre 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 77
- Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 26/27 (26)
- Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
- Sega Power, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-10-30), page 45