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Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors The Novel (999) is a thrilling adventure story from acclaimed writer Kotaro Uchikoshi that takes readers on a suspense-filled journey full of danger, terrifying choices, and unexpected twists toward a variety of endings that may or may not see them coming out alive on the other side.

Nine individuals, seemingly strangers, find themselves awakening to a rude truth – they’re trapped on a ship that will sink in nine hours, and must play a deadly game in order to escape. Kidnapped by the mysterious Zero, these nine must solve puzzles and uncover the location of the elusive ninth door before time runs out. Each player is tied to a bracelet that controls a bomb within their bodies. One wrong move and they explode. However, beyond this life-or-death game lies questions that they must answer: Why have they been brought here and, more importantly, who is Zero?

What's New

Version 1.01

-Fixed bug and performance issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

43 Ratings
43 Ratings

Truly a Novel Experience


Thrills. Horror. Humor. Characters you'll loathe and characters you'll love - but careful who you trust. Red herrings by the dozens. Fridge brilliance you've never experienced before. This is likely the best story in any video game you'll play. NOTE: This game was first released as a puzzler for the DS, and the story truly is best experienced as a game complete with puzzles on its original platform. This novel version is missing those puzzles and the accompanying largely-unimportant-but-thoroughly-enjoyable dialogue within those puzzles, and cannot quite convey the power of the plot as well. Having said this, for those without access to a DS, do not miss the opportunity to relish this mind blowing story.

Stripped of The Mystery

Banshee's Cry

This is one of my favorite games on the DS but the IPad novelization is severely lacking. Nine people are trapped in a sinking ship and have nine hours before it sinks and must bypass nine doors to survive and escape. Stripping the game of its puzzles also strips many of the decisions made throughout the puzzle sequences that affect what the other characters say and do. It affects it so much, that you barely make any decisions at all in this version. While the original version had multiple endings due to these decisions, not so with this one and that makes a very dark and mysterious story, nowhere near as good as the original. I also wish I can speed up the text a lot more than I can now. Even at the highest setting, they're still too slow for me. 5 bucks wasted. I'll go back to my DS game, thanks.

You wont turn iff your ipad until the end

Eddy Salinas

I wanted to play the ds version, but I wanted to give it a try on ios. Totally worth the price. It's an 11 hour long novel. The only choices and only interaction you'll have is choosing which doors to enter, which will affect the ending ( multiple endings, plus a real ending). And it's still enthralling and enjoyable due to the story. Expect a rather dark, cruel, amd gruesome story, with heart warming and emotional scenes near the true ending.


AKSYS Games Localization, Inc.
1.3 GB
Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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