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- Nine Hours: You only have 9 hours before Junpei and the other 8 kidnapped drown. Numerology, music composition and logic puzzles are just a few of the 32 plus obstacles that stand in the way of their freedom
- Nine Persons: Uncover the mystery surrounding the lives of the 9 captive characters and how their blurry pasts reveal a disturbing future. Help all the characters escape but beware! A wrong decision or careless mistake might put their lives in jeopardy.
- Nine Doors: Each hostage is cursed with a digital watch that displays their special number. These numbers are the keys to unlocking the 9 doors. Explore your surrounding for clues to unlock the next door by picking up and examining objects.
- You must use everything in your environment and personal experience to get out
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Junpei, a fairly normal college student finds himself involved in a deadly conspiracy that he couldn’t have possibly imagined. He awakes aboard an old passenger ferry, dazed and confused he stumbles around the room trying to reclaim his memories. First thing he noticed was a number roughly drawn on the cabin’s door… A bright red number 5. Junpei’s memory then returned and he remembered what happened right before becoming unconscious! A mysterious person with a gas mask crossed his mind. He remembered the haunting words he spoke, “I’m gonna make you play the game… the ‘Nonary Game’… the game of life or death”. “We’ve decided to call 999 an ‘Adventure’ game,” say Ben Bateman, Localization Editor, Aksys Games, “but I don’t really feel that’s entirely accurate. 999 is a game that simulates life, or at least it would if your life was about being trapped on a sinking ship and forced to complete a series of incomprehensible puzzles before your practically inevitable death. It is about relationships, and how they will ultimately kill you. There is also some blood, and an ax, so if you’ve always wanted some blood and an ax in your life, there you go. But what really brings 999 to life are the people who inhabit it. You will learn to care for them; to feel as though you are there and they are your friends, and then they will die because you made the wrong choices. Just like in real life.”
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a gripping single-player Adventure game for Nintendo DS in which players are forced to use their problem-solving and exploration skills in a desperate life and death race against time. Set in an isolated, enclosed environment from which their is no easy escape, the lives of all nine characters of the game are defendant on the decisions made by the player. Additional features include: a mix of video cutscenes and graphic novel style presentation, puzzle-solving dependent on several factors, character dialog and exploration gameplay, diverse characters, and six possible endings that ensure a high replay value.
A Puzzling Game of Life and Death for DS
Junpei awakens in a mysterious room, dazed, confused and unable to recall how he got there. As he searches the room for clues, he notices he's wearing a mysterious bracelet. Unable to remove the it or leave the room, Junpei suddenly remembers his kidnapper, a mysterious person in a gas mask, and these haunting words, "I'm gonna make you play the game... the 'Nonary Game'... the game of life or death." Could that actually mean what it sounds like? If so, you must save yourself and others if you can, but remember that every choice has consequences.
Key Game Features
- Named Story of the Year 2010 by IGN - 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors blends thrilling visual novel with mind-boggling puzzle and exploration play, seamlessly into a complex story.
- Nine Hours - With only nine hours until the boat sinks, Junpei and eight others must find a way out. Numerology, music composition and logic puzzles are just a few of the dozens of obstacles that stand in the way of freedom.
- Nine Persons - Uncover the mystery surrounding the lives of the nine captives. Help all the characters escape but beware, a wrong decision, careless mistake or even an ulterior motive by one of the others might put everyone's life in jeopardy.
- Nine Doors - Each hostage is cursed with a digital watch that displays a special number. These numbers are the keys to unlocking the nine doors. Explore your surroundings for clues to unlock the next door by picking up and examining objects.
- Six Possible Endings - The game's multiple possible valid endings encourage players use what they have learned, and ensure a high replay value.
- The Adventure Has Only Begun - Play the spiritual sequel, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, available on the Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita system.
Multiple possible game endings.
Easy to follow text prompts.
Use puzzle play skills to survive.
Additional exploration gameplay.
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Before I say anything else, note that this is a visual novel, meaning it'll have too much dialogue and focus mainly on the story, you'll be spending more time reading and following the story than actually playing, it's similar to reading a book but with puzzles inside.
That being said, even if it doesn't sound interesting to you, I highly recommend this game, at least as a new experience for you.
This game has very good story telling, although it does get boring sometimes, and you can't skip or adjust the speed of the text unless you're replaying the game to get another one of the six endings, however, rest assured as you can save the game any time you want, so you don't have to force yourself to read anymore when you want to take a break.
As for the game play, you basically solve puzzles and investigate, as the game is all about 9 people trapped in a huge ship, have to solve puzzles in order to pass through the 9 numbered doors, within 9 hours (9 hours, 9 doors, 9 persons), the puzzles are pretty smart and require too much concentration, and of course the game gives you enough hints and explains everything to you.
Also, there are six endings to this game, as in every play through you can decide on which doors you want to go through, and you have to finish the game at least twice to get the real ending, which is not an issue since the "True ending" is pretty much connected to the "Safe ending" and has different plot and puzzles.
Last but not least, the entire mystery of the game is genius, some things are left unexplained at the end, but the ending is still satisfying.
Again, I highly recommend this game for anyone who likes to experience something new.
For me it was a unique gaming experience. Very engaging. This game is quite a few years old by now, but here I am loving it on my 3ds in 2016. I just beat it earlier today and got the bad ending & now I absolutely must go back to experience the other 5. The bad news is that my ending solved no mysteries or saw the game to a conclusion, but I will keep playing til I get my answers!
If you like puzzles and enjoy death games this title is a no brainier.
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alright im no expert at math or how to build a ship
but i been on a ship and the one in this game is very odd
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