YOU become meat for the grinder…. Baron Sukumvit is a sick weirdo, who lavished a fortune on building a maze, filling it with traps and exotic monsters, then sending his retinue of guards into it. Encouraged by the total extermination of his squad, he hung out the sign: Open for business. 10,000 GP if you survive!
What sort of dummy would walk into a deathtrap dungeon? You!
Review and Opinion
This is possibly the most successful FF book of the whole series. You return to Deathtrap Dungeon at least one more time in the series (Trial of Champions) and Baron Sukumvit is mentioned in dialog in other books. And they made a video game of Deathtrap Dungeon.
Not a lot of surprises to this one, if you’ve played any other FF book such as Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Wander the maze, collect the gems, get lost many, many times. And if you’re lucky you’ll find your way to a gauntlet of five monsters in a row and just have to slaughter your way through them in sequence.
Deathtrap Dungeon was a real no-frills dungeon crawling adventure. Not an epic magically-assisted quest. Only one winning path collecting the specific gems along the way. A lot of straight lines that put you into the same location. Not awesome, not awful, but a fun way to spend a few afternoons.
Book 6 in the series
- PJ Montgomery at Sidekickcast
- Justin Parallax reads Deathtrap Dungeon
- Deathtrap Dungeon playthrough by Seven Fourteen Seven
- A review by Pestridge on YouTube
- A spoilerific walkthrough over at FF Proboards