MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death

Designed as an accessible take on the dungeon crawler, and loosely inspired by NES title Metal MaxMeiQ features a cast of cute girls, giant (and fully customisable) robots and some varied, interesting dungeons to explore.


Developer: Compile Heart, Idea Factory
Publisher: Idea Factory Internationa.
Available on: Vita


Cover Game Articles

MeiQ: Introduction and History - MeiQ follows the grand tradition of dungeon crawlers with appealing female leads. Let's look back at some classic examples, and how they led us to this Compile Heart title.
MeiQ: Girls and Guardians - MeiQ's mechanics differ from your average dungeon crawler through the distinction between the human characters and their mechanical "Guardians", making for satisfying and deep progression.
MeiQ: Building a Better Dungeon - A dungeon crawler lives or dies on its dungeon design. Good job that MeiQ has some really interesting and varied ones, then!
MeiQ: Narrative, Themes and Characterisation - Dungeon crawlers aren't historically associated with having strong narratives and characterisation... but I guess you never played a Compile Heart dungeon crawler, huh?

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Localisation Notes

This game was refused classification in Australia and New Zealand due to the young appearance of the character Connie and the game’s “Easter egg” that allows you to twang the boobs of the female characters around during dialogue sequences using the Vita’s touchscreen.

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