Death Road of Despair (絶望デスロード lit. Despair Death Road) is a platformer minigame that can be played starting in Chapter 1 of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. The player is not intended to complete this minigame due to its high difficulty level, however, if they do complete it, they will unlock a bonus scene featuring an alternate ending in which the students escape, an exclusive Monopad theme, and 100 Monocoins.
The minigame starts out with Kaede Akamatsu leading the other 15 students towards an exit while dodging obstacles such as gaps and bombs. If Kaede is harmed by any obstacle, she is knocked off the screen and unplayable, then replaced by another random character. This process will continue until the full minigame is completed, or all of the students are "dead". It is considered extremely difficult to complete. It is possible to play this game in every chapter on Free Time. It removes any character that has died previously or are otherwise unavailable for story-based reasons.
If the player managed to complete the full game in Chapter 1, they will receive a bonus scene featuring Kaede Akamatsu talking to Monokuma. Monokuma congratulates Kaede on completing the minigame and rewards her by unlocking the vault door to the outside world (reminiscent of the "Escape Button" bonus scene available in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc), allowing her and the other students to escape. No matter which characters were alive at the end of the minigame, it is always Kaede featured in this scene.
I-I can't believe you guys actually beat that escape game on the hardest difficulty...!
So... frustrating...! But... I must... celebrate it!
Congratulations! The exit's this way!
R-Really? The outside world is just beyond this door?
Yep! Monophanie said so, didn't she? There is indeed an exit. And on the other side, the outside world you guys have been so desperate to see!
W-We finally did it! We can get out! We worked together asUltimatestudents and finally made it out!
But that's not the end for us, is it? After we get out, we're all going to stay friends. Beyond this world, there has to be something that's even more amazing! If I think of it like that...then this is just a new beginning.
All right! Hurry up and open the door!
Hiiii! Welcome back!
... ... What...? Wh-What is this?
...Puhu. Puhuhuhuhu. Whaddaya think of the outside world?
This is... the outside world...?
What's with that face? This is the ending you guys were hoping for... Now then, congratulations on graduating! Please take flight and re-enter society! Ah-hahahahahahaha!
If the player managed to complete the full game in Chapter 2, they will receive a bonus scene featuring Shuichi Saihara talking to Monokuma. The ending dialogue conversation between them is mostly unique, however, nothing else about the ending nor the rewards change.