999: The Novel
By Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
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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 in Version 1.01
-Fixed bug and performance issues.
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.
Wow. What a ride.
This is a great introduction to the game. It actually inspired me to go find the Nintendo DS version so I could solve the puzzles that weren’t present in this version. The main focus is on choosing the “right doors” which was still pretty fun. It was just a nice breeze through the story, but I’m sure it’s presented exactly like it is in the game, minus the searching puzzle mechanic, like what you’d see in Pheonix Wright or Super Dangan Ronpa 2.
This was a really fun visual novel, and if you’re ever curious about the series at all, definitely download this. Good story, fun characters, and nice mystery.
This game made me start reading books
I am 21 and never spent time to read books, I ended up buying the game on the ds when it first came out and it is literally one of the best story games I have ever played, to the point where I bought the novel version years later for iOS. I didn't run into any technical issues and the the game is still entertaining even without the puzzles, which I sadly admit I cheated with by looking at guides just to continue the story.
The only cons of this port is not all of the music is remastered, in particular the suduko song (morphogenetic sorrow) and recollection which I believe are the two best audio tracks in the game, weren't even touched.
The music also does not loop as smoothly as it does in the DS, it will cut off and start over.
Please give this novel a try, even if you're not the type to read books it truly is a masterpiece
- Category: Books
- Updated: May 06, 2014
- Version: 1.01
- Size: 568 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: AKSYS Games Localization, Inc.
- ©Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Licensed to and published by Aksys Games.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.