99 Spirits is an RPG/Puzzle game that revolves around the popular Japanese folklore of Tsukumogami, everyday objects coming alive on their 100th birthday.
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Releasedatum: 31 mei 2013

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"Word guessing, twitch reflexes and monster-training all in one RPG. 99 Spirits is an strange blend that isn't for everyone, and that's not a bad thing."

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4 juli

99 Spirits - Cage of Night Now Available!



99 Spirits - Cage of Night is now available for the first time in English. It is the first of the two side stories to PC Puzzle RPG 99 Spirits, giving you a chance to know more of the fan favourite support characters. We are releasing Cage of Night directly on Steam as a DLC to 99 Spirits, and it includes both English and Japanese versions of the game.

The game stars fan-favorites Saki and Komiya, and adds brand new characters. A story of tragic love and foxes’ games told in visual novel style, the Cage of Night is set during the events of 99 Spirits storyline and is set in a darker mood than the main story.

Additionally, it features six Mini Scenarios with in-between scenes from 99 Spirits that will bring a smile to your face and a Developer Symposium with commentary by TORaIKI, 99 Spirits' creators to tell you where and how this all started.

99 Spirits - Cage of Night was a successful stretch goal on the 99 Spirits IndieGoGo project.

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14 mei

Two new 99 Spirits stories coming!

99 Spirits – Cage of Night stars fan-favorites Saki and Komiya, and adds brand new characters. A story of tragic love and foxes’ games told in visual novel style, the Cage of Night takes place during the events of 99 Spirits storyline and is set in a darker mood than the main story.

99 Spirits – Weeping Demon’s Bell is another new addition to the 99 Spirits storyline. Within it unfolds a new adventure for Kotetsu and Waka, where a duty Kotetsu undertakes turns out to have unforeseen and dangerous consequences.


Sneak a peek to the press release image


The two side stories are planned to be released as DLCs to 99 Spirits. 99 Spirits was originally developed by TORaIKI and published worldwide by Fruitbat Factory in May 2013.

To add some music to the celebrations, Sound of the Human Tanks, music collection for the Human Tanks series, and 99 Spirits – Artbook & Soundtrack Pack can be found -50% off on Steam for the duration of this week.

(This is a cut from our latest press release. Check it out for full details on all of the five games we announced there.)

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Recensies

“99 Spirits has a great art direction, an original story and a unique gameplay that reminds to both Pictionary and Pokémon with a great result. If all indie Japanese indie games are this good I’ll start to learn the language ASAP. It can’t be missing in any indie game collection.”
Bit Maiden

“Without a shadow of doubt, 99 Spirits is one of the most imaginative and accomplished indie games on the market.”
True PC Gaming

“Mixing the puzzle and RPG genre along with some anime themed influences, 99 Spirits became an absorbing and addicting title that was nearly impossible for me to put down for too long.”
Moonlitasteria

Over dit spel

99 Spirits is an RPG/Puzzle game that revolves around the popular Japanese folklore of Tsukumogami, everyday objects coming alive on their 100th birthday.

Hanabusa is a young headstrong girl living in the Heian capital within medieval Japan. But when her mother is slain by evil spirits, her life turns into one of vengeance as she sets out to hunt and destroy the spirits.

During Hanabusa’s travels, she meets a white fox who turns out to be a servant of the mountain god. Hanabusa receives a special sword passed down from her mother, which gives her the ability to see the true forms of spirits to help slay them. Shortly after, a spirit claiming to be Hanabusa’s long-lost father, Hidetada, breaks her sword and leaves Hanabusa powerless and confused.

Now to mend her broken sword and learn the truth about her father, Hanabusa embarks on a journey to annihilate every last one of the evil spirits.

Key Features

  • Work out the true identity of your enemies in a unique battle system
  • Capture enemies, master their skills for battle and use them to solve puzzles on the field
  • Interact with over 40 unique characters and battle over 100 monsters
  • Beautifully detailed art and an atmospheric original soundtrack bring feudal Japan alive
  • Discover multiple unique endings that change based on the player’s actions
  • Dual audio: Toggle between English and Japanese voice
  • Includes the original Japanese version of 99 Spirits, 'Tsukumogami' (九十九神)*

    *Tsukumogami will be added as a separate item to your Steam Library.

Systeemeisen

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
    • Processor: 1.5GHz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 512 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows Media Player 7 or newer
Nuttige klantrecensies
4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Okay at first the game will be a bit off but you kinda get used to it. The whole difficulty is the matter of finding and guessing the item. The game in itself is enjoyable but the guard times sometimes set me off. A 9.3/10. It had it's fine moments. I'll put that much. Fine story, great use of it, and a nice lot of characters.
Geplaatst: 11 oktober
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
0 van de 2 mensen (0%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.6 uur in totaal
Press Z to attack an enemy to charge up a meter to get clues. Block enemy attacks with X to charge up a second meter that allows you to guess what kind of object it is. So far I've identified ghost pants, a ghost jacket, a ghost spoon, a ghost broom and a ghost scarecrow. That's pretty much it, no real tactics or anything.

There's also some monster catching and training system later on. I don't know what that's about, just saw an achievement for it.
Geplaatst: 19 oktober
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
0 van de 3 mensen (0%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.1 uur in totaal
It looks cute but the gameplay is getting boring very quickly.
Geplaatst: 3 oktober
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
0.9 uur in totaal
Did not like it much. RPG elements are pretty thin, story and characters are OK, but the gameplay itself is mostly for fans of Scrabble, Hangman or Bookworm, puzzle-like with word guessing and some action/timing thrown in, got repetitive quickly for me. Combined with mediocre graphics and sub-par level design just made me bored before hitting 1 hour. The music is great and enemy designs quite clever and fun though!
Geplaatst: 27 september
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
96 van de 130 mensen (74%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
8.5 uur in totaal
99 Spirits is an ambitious title that eventually falls flat due to its cumbersome battle system. The storyline is great, and the characters are memorable. But when you are forced to execute the same battle commands again and again with very little variation, when you are forced to "discover" the same, old Tsukumagami again and again in battles you shouldn't skip as they help you level up -- the game becomes a chore. It's too bad, really, because there was a great game in the pipes somewhere, but along the way, it went awry. There is no reason why previously-discovered Tsukumagami couldn't have been revealed permanently, so that you are not forced to whittle away at its discovery every battle, "guessing" what is promptly known through repetition, and slogging through monotony.
Geplaatst: 11 mei
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
44 van de 50 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
28.1 uur in totaal
A very original game with a few gameplay and functional flaws that may frustrate some.

I liked:
-the combat and gem system is very original
-the art style is great, and the story and characters are very interesting

Not too fond:
-the battle music variety. There is only one combat track which loops. I ended up muting it.
-New game+. It is merely a restart with no changes to enemies or difficulty, with your level and money carried over. At least it makes New game+ much faster to complete for the alternate endings.

Frustrating and irritating:
-New game+. It resets your mastered spirit skills. The game already restricts your acquition of skills by limiting the number spirits you can hold in the duration of the game and the availability of spirits by location.
-Kirikiri game engine bugs. Kirikiri is an extremely buggy engine that can make saving an irritant. Also it can crash the GUI and freeze the combat. Rotate your saves, and save often.

Bug workarounds:
Save menu bug- When bringing up the save menu, the menu is blank and I can't access the first page or it brings up the Spirit book.
Fix- Click on page one of the save menu which brings you to the Spirit book. Exit out of the Spirit book and open the save menu again. It should display properly.

Combat freeze- In combat, sometimes I cast an action and the game does not respond.
Fix- Hope you have a recent save. You have to restart the game client.

All in all, a very intriguing game, if you are forgiving of poor New game+ balance and the various bugs of the Kirikiri engine.

SAVE DAMMIT!
Geplaatst: 29 mei
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
17 van de 17 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
7.7 uur in totaal
99 Spirits takes place in medieval Japan in a city attacked by evil spirits. After her mother is killed in the attack, young Hanabusa becomes a warrior and dedicates her life to destroying the Tsukumogami. Fruitbat Factory has obviously taken great care with their work and the localisation is excellent. The English dialogue flows well and without error. Unfortunately, the original script provides little we haven't seen before, and the story holds only minor interest or intrigue.Unlike the story, the gameplay mechanics are fresh and new in their design and execution. The game follows a linear story in which you move Hanabusa from place to place and fight Tsukumogami as you go. The overworld maps function on a grid, and you click to move Hanabusa around to pick up items, fight spirits and move to the next map.They may not be exceptional, but the graphics are solid and aesthetically pleasing. Portraits during dialogue exude charm and aid in developing the characters' personality. The hand-drawn style matches the feel and setting of the game well and evokes a stylistic, historical drawing. The Tsukumogami spirits look distinctively evil, and the warping of everyday objects into these frightening spirits is executed with style.Like the art, the sound suits the game perfectly. The mystical, eastern-sounding tunes draw you into the game and succeed in setting the scene. The fast moving, high-pitched score used in battle adds to the tension and pressure of fighting each spirit and working to figure out their name. There is limited voice acting in the game, but all of it is well done. If you're looking for something new in your RPGs, then give 99 Spirits a shot. The puzzle-style battles are fun and interesting and allow you to forgive the less interesting aspects of the game. The localisation is excellent, even if the story isn't quite so interesting, and the sound and graphics are solid and pleasing. If you like RPGs and word puzzles, then you'll definitely enjoy 99 Spirits.
Geplaatst: 21 augustus
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
17 van de 23 mensen (74%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
19.8 uur in totaal
Yes, I recommend this game, but only if you save every 2 steps.
The game is full of critical bugs and you're bound to see a lot of crashes before you finish the game.
The story is decent and the gameplay is fun, but it's constantly ruined by crashes that impede your progress.
Geplaatst: 27 mei
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
8 van de 8 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
24.0 uur in totaal
A fun little JRPG with some distinctive mechanics. Word guessing is one of them, as is a timed-hits-like feature. Occasionally, some enemies or obstacles may even be integrated with the plot, such as "puzzle" bosses that query the details of a mystery. Mechanics are pretty solid, plot is reasonably interesting, music is quite decent too. It's a little tedious having to discard gemstones one by one when you run out of inventory space, but that's about my only complaint. This game's not the most epic of adventure tales, but it's definitely surprisingly fun to play.

Just make sure you use the gem upgrades to make the C command reveal a ton more hints at once. Four is good. If you're paying attention, you should rarely need more than that. And also get the Escape upgrades, so that you can stop attacking/defending immediately once a gem becomes available for use. And if the clues go by too fast, there's another upgrade for that. The game would probably be more tedious if I didn't get those, so I'm glad I got them. Oh, and buy the Spirit Indexes from the store -- if a spirit is in the list, you can just click the name and be done with it.

(Right-click to cancel if you don't want to upgrade a gem, by the way. I'm not sure the game makes that clear, but it's there. Though you can always redistribute all your upgrade points anyway.)

The game comes with both Japanese and English voicework (which is just battle grunts/lines anyway), as well as the fully Japanese original version.
Geplaatst: 23 september
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
33 van de 57 mensen (58%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
17.5 uur in totaal
The game is very original with an unique combat system, it also has a good storyline and art. The reason I'm not recommending this game is because in my opinion it's a total rip-off for the full price, you can get better for much less, but that's not even the point, the game get's really boring after a few minutes playing.
The same unique and original battle system that I complimented above gets insanely repetitive and uninteresting, after you discover most of the spirits it just feels like an immense waste of time. The music also gets really repetitive and annoying.
Geplaatst: 8 juni
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
6 van de 7 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.8 uur in totaal
Honestly I think it's quite a charming game! I like the sound and visuals for sure, old school JRPG stuff, and the gameplay is pretty inventive, not just typical cookie cutter stuff. Worth a look, I believe!
Geplaatst: 7 augustus
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
8 van de 13 mensen (62%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.9 uur in totaal
well, where do I start.. emm.. can you imagine a spelling-bee word game crossover with turn-based tactical tile-block moving RPG? well, Final Fantasy Tactic with spelling-bee word quiz? That's what it is....

It's new type of battle from this genre, but it fall down flat in 30minutes of play. In the end, you just spamming Z for attack when available, and spamming X for everytime enemy attack you (you won't get hurt), and fill up the gauge of your "Identity Sword" to reveal what kind of tsukumogami that was. It's that all! there's nothing like skill, magic, or special move whatsoever.

BGM is awful, it's literally only one 5 seconds music for battle theme that repeats over and over.
What do you hope of novel-themed RPG? A good voice-acting right? This game just serve you sound of your protagonist while attack and get hurt, what the ♥♥♥♥? even a HENTAI game do better.

let's review this game feature that featured by the dev.

-Work out the true identity of your enemies in a unique battle system
yes, spelling-bee is a new unique battle system indeed. and nope, mistyped is not allowed boys!
-Capture enemies, master their skills for battle and use them to solve puzzles on the field
the field is 9x14 block grid, no other else, it's really a puzzle.
-Interact with over 40 unique characters and battle over 100 monsters
Interact with over 40 unique character with no voice acting whatsoever, and battle 1 type of monster that can change to over 100 types of households.
-Beautifully detailed art and an atmospheric original soundtrack bring feudal Japan alive
beautifully detailed battlefield grid and an atmospheric 5 seconds loop soundtrack, really bring feudal japan in my minds.
-Discover multiple unique endings that change based on the player’s actions
I don't think people can stand to play this till the end since this game always crashes everytime you didn't want to.
(don't use steam overlay, do not receive message, do not alt tab it at some points, do not use fullscreen. just a warn, this circumstance will give you a lot of crash.)



TL;DR
I'm more enjoy to spend my 15minutes to write this review than actually playing this. You may try, but if you think this game worth a try. You'll have your time well-spent in another game.
Geplaatst: 2 juli
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Has foxes; Must buy.
Geplaatst: 17 september
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
7.0 uur in totaal
I really like this game. It's a puzzle game, but not in the conventional way. You must fight demons by uncovering their true identity. You then progress around a 2D field and rinse wash repeat.

It is repetitive, but, it's also very challenging, as well as being a someone unusual and unique experience. The storyline's nothing to write home about, but it's suffecient and gives you a reason to be poppin' demons.

I'd highly recommend this if you can obtain it a bit cheaper, I do feel that full retail is a bit much.
Geplaatst: 26 juni
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.5 uur in totaal
Well, that's $10 I'm not getting back. Very disapointing. I loved the art syle of this and was looking forward to the storyline but the actual game play isn't even a little fun. I wasn't expecting the button mashing aspects when I read the description of the came. Constantly having to hit the x and y keys in combat was super annoying. The word clues pass by lightning fast making you have to do it over and over again to read it. Not my cup of tea at all.
Geplaatst: 8 juli
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.0 uur in totaal
99 Spirits features the rare genre of game on Steam:
Visual Novel. Great Japanese artwork and story lines,
and the point is the unique RPG battle system.
You can't only attack the enemies (Tsukumogamies) ,
You should reveal its real form to knock it down.
You'll receive some hints to guess the form by attacking.
If it's too difficult, buy spirit pages from the merchant.
This is the main battle progress. Yes, that's it.
You can also master Tsugumogami later, but that's same.
I think 99 Spirits is still a visual novel than an RPG.
If you don't mind the monotonous battle,
and want to enjoy the fantastic world in Japanese tales,
I still recommend 99 Spirits to you.

PS. For those experienced too much crashes in game,
Please start Steam by AppLocale and select to Japanese,
then start 99 Spirits again. It would be solved.
That doesn't affect launches of the most other games.
Just like Unicode problem when I playing galgames.
Oh, did I say something?
Geplaatst: 3 juli
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
5 van de 8 mensen (63%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
8.5 uur in totaal
Too many game breaking bugs.
After reading the comments in the forums it would appear that the developers have known about the bugs for many months and still have yet to fix.

I would recommend saving often, but that's where one of the bugs hides.
Geplaatst: 22 mei
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
5 van de 8 mensen (63%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.8 uur in totaal
I try to play this but doing same things and "guessing" same words again and again and again is so boring.
Geplaatst: 1 juni
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.0 uur in totaal
Fought a demon spoon and a demon broom!
10/10 woud guess and slash again!
Geplaatst: 24 september
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.9 uur in totaal
I really love visual novels, Otome, anime styled games...

and this i grabbed on sale.

IM SO GLAD I DID..!!!

ITS SUPER COOL. its very orginal in the sense of doing puzzles and stuff.

i find it enjoyable. i would recomend grabbing this game on sale or not. :D
Geplaatst: 19 augustus
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee