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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

3.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings


Please Bring The Sequels!!

The novel is phenomenal with an intriguing story I couldn't stop thinking about long after I finished it. I decided to pace myself and only played at night to give me something to ponder about before I slept. Some of the choices really kept me up at night! I noticed some dodgy spelling mistakes but I overlooked them to the story's benefit. Overall, the replay value is there in the choices and will keep you coming back just to peer into the "what could've been." I recommend this to anyone willing to be enraptured by a tale of mystery and panic you have yet to witness. I hope we can play the sequels on iOS someday.

R. López ,

Beautiful, compelling storyline !

More than game, it's an interactive novel. Just like some have said, the puzzles from the DS version were taken out, but that doesn't deter the game from having a compelling storyline.
Players do need to "replay" the game close to the beginning a few times, but they can skip/fast-foward in parts already seen. replaying the game has an explanation within the storyline: it's not just to waste time.
It is worth the price, and depending on how much one reads dialogues versus using the skip option every now and then, the game can last more than 20 hours.
It is indeed a great game.

Moorekah ,

Okay port for an amazing game.

For new eyes to the series, 999 was originally a Nintendo DS game. In every room immediately after a numbered door, there are puzzles - in this version, they are effectively skipped over. This mobile port works through this fine and still tells the story beautifully - it'd be hard to mess it up, considering how flat out wonderful it is - but I can't give it a perfect 5/5 knowing that people playing this version are, unfortunately, missing one of my favorite parts of the original game.

Still, please play 999 in any of it's incarnations. It's story is straight up perfection. 👌


AKSYS Games Localization, Inc.
1 GB

Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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