Fatal Labyrinth

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Fatal Labyrinth
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Steam
Publisher: Sega
Genre: RPG

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
(Game Toshokan)
¥? ?
Sega Mega Drive
$39.95[2] 1309
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
£34.99More...[4] 1309
Sega Mega Drive
?F 1309
Sega Mega Drive
DM ? 1309
Sega Mega Drive
?Ptas 1309
Sega Mega Drive
$? ?

$2.99[5] 34289
€2.49[7] 34289
£1.99[5] 34289
$3.49[5] 34289

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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 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.


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

GamePlayers US 0304.pdfGamePlayers US 0304.pdfGamePlayers US 0304.pdf

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

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №23, p46[8]
56 №6
76 №16, p169
65 №5, p91
59 №9, p20
51 №1, p77[9]
76 №12, p77
55 №19, p26/27
40 №23, p53
39 №25, p45
68 №18, p65
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
11 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
FatalLabyrinth MD EU Box.jpg
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Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, CA
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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


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