Fatal Labyrinth (JP: Shi no Meikyu, or "Labyrinth of Death") is a roguelike RPG developed and published by Sega for the Genesis. The game was originally released via the Sega MegaNet online service, with which players would download temporary copies of games to their "Game Toshokan" cartridge as long as their subscription was running. The game proved popular enough that it was released internationally in retail cartridge form. It has since been made available via digital distribution again, releasing on Steam both as part of the Sega Genesis Classics compilation and as a standalone game.
The goal of the game is to lead the protagonist, Trykaar, into the castle of Dragonia in order to retrieve the Holy Goblet that has been stolen from the village. The castle consists of thirty levels - most of them are procedurally generated.
Throughout the game the player is able to make use of different weapons, armor, potions, and magic canes. As the game progresses, the player needs to find food for Trykaar to prevent starvation, however, Trykaar can also overeat and die. Gold can be found throughout the castle, but can not be spent. The more gold collected, the greater number of people that appear at Trykaar's funeral (game over screen).
PC System Requirements
- OS: Windows® XP or higher
- Graphics: 32MB or greater graphics card
- DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0 or greater
- Hard Drive: 50MB free disc space