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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.
Release Date: May 31, 2013
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Includes a copy of 99 Spirits (English) and Tsukumogami (Japanese)

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99 Spirits for everyone

November 14th, 2013

Due to a huge demand and after long debates we decided to turn liars, and grant everyone Steam keys for 99 Spirits, wherever they bought it. (fine line includes that place being a real distro of ours and agrees to distribute these Steam keys)

This process might take some days for the distros to set it up, so please wait for a while before asking them for your keys.

We are also working to provide for another popular demand, it is not certain at this point if we can achieve that, so I won't get into any details about it.

Keep an eye out and train your tsukumogami tight!

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Reviews

“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

About the Game

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.

System Requirements

    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
Helpful customer reviews
58 of 62 people (94%) found this review helpful
1,391 products in account
29 reviews
28.7 hrs on record
99 Spirits is a refreshing JRPG puzzle game that has appealing japanese lore.

I like that the game requires a bit of literacy in order to complete. It's a nice change of pace because a lot of other games in this genre do not require you to think much.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the battle system. It's nice to pick from the large number of spirits and assemble a synergized team to steamroll through bosses.

Overall, the game was a solid 20-30 hour experience. I recommend this game to anyone who is looking for a unique JRPG puzzle game to play.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
352 products in account
54 reviews
6.1 hrs on record
"A JRPG, you say?"
Well, yeah, sure, but not in the traditional sense of the term. This is a strange one indeed, but (mostly) in a good way.

This game has a very strong japanese mythology theme. You play a swordswoman, whose main goal is to fight Tsukumogami, strange creatures which take shapes of common everyday items, such as a jacket, a broom and so on.
When you get to fight a Tsukumogami, instead of one of the traditional RPG battle systems, you need to zap the enemy with your special Gokon Sword in order to get clues about its identity and expose it. Once you exposed its identity (i.e. what item it really is), you need to hack it a few more times to finish it.

The thing is - all the clues are literal, in english and based on the japanese lore. For example, if you're fighting a broom Tsukumogami, the clues you get could be either letters from the item's name in uppercase (B or OO, for example), or details about the item itself, what it's being used for, what it's made of and so on ("wood", "cleaning" for example). Once you think you know the name, you "call it out" either by typing it on a virtual in-game keyboard, or by choosing it from a list you can get (and later upgrade for a price) as a part of the story.

If you're wrong, the enemy gets a bonus attack and you lose HP. If you got it right, the shroud is lifted and you get to see the enemy for what it really is. A few more hacks and slashes, and it's usually gone.

I've only been playing the game for 3-4 hours so far, so there might be more complicated stuff I haven't reached yet, but this is what it looks like, so far, and while it gets a little repetitive, it is fun.
Posted: November 17th, 2013
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
556 products in account
15 reviews
7.3 hrs on record
Sound and visuals are good, the story is great The gameplay, however, is special. With a semi-turn based puzzle combat system featuring rpg elements, this makes a really good game. Minor bugs and the required knowledge of English and some eastern culture may keep a lot of people from enjoying it, though. 6/10
Posted: November 14th, 2013
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
853 products in account
16 reviews
4.3 hrs on record
99 Spirits = English version of Tsukumogami.

PROs :
- interesting story with nice & cute anime arts.
- unique battle system utilizing reflex/reaction, short memory, and simple english vocabulary.
- steam cloud, achievements, & trading cards.

CONs :
- battles are very repetitive and time consuming.

I wish there is an option to skip any battles, or make the battle become much faster
by remove the attack & defense session but keep the word guessing.
Posted: December 6th, 2013
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
142 products in account
1 review
9.9 hrs on record
The game has great storyline, characters and really cool gameplay mechanics overall, but it can get boring sometimes. 8/10
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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Awards

During the development of its localization 99 Spirits has won the BIAB Eclectic Delights Indie Dev Grant in December 2012 being picked as the most wanted game amongst all the contenders by the public.