99 Levels to Hell is a platform shooter with lots of guns, upgrades, magic, traps and monsters to kill. 99 Levels to Hell is a rogue-like, which means surviving is key and every time you play you get a new set of levels to play. When you complete 10 levels, the 10th being a boss-fight you unlock a door to the next dungeon.
User reviews: Mixed (288 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 19, 2014

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“This game is a perfect example of how much fun a game can and should, be, even when you completely suck at it.”
90/100 – IndiegameMagazine

“Having journeyed through hell several times in my life (once when working for a factory, another time visiting relatives and finally with the ex) this journey through hell turned out to be the most fun by far.”
4/5 – GameplayersReview

“99 Levels to Hell is a game that revels in its own difficulty. Bearing in mind that I described Demon’s Souls as “not that hard” when I reviewed it, this game is harder. Mostly because there isn’t anything you can stock up on to make the road ahead more bearable. No, until you get more characters (there are three to unlock, of which I acquired none), you’re stuck with The Magician’s shotgun and maybe some bombs.”
80/99 – Calm Down Tom

About This Game

99 Levels to Hell is a platform shooter with lots of guns, upgrades, magic, traps and monsters to kill.



99 Levels to Hell is a rogue-like, which means surviving is key and every time you play you get a new set of levels to play.

When you complete 10 levels, the 10th being a boss-fight you unlock a door to the next dungeon.

Hidden in the darkness of the dungeons are shops, casinos and elevators. And if you search the dungeons carefully, you might find secret rooms that unlock more of the story, and free new adventurers, you can play as in your next game.

But best of all you get to kill the devil to a killer metal soundtrack!

Key Features

  • 10 different dungeons.
  • 10 bossfights.
  • 100 levels that spawn at random.
  • 25+ monsters.
  • 50+ powers ups and weapons.
  • Shops, portals, casinos and elevators.
  • Unlock the story of two brothers
  • And blood, a lot of blood.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M 2.30Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics Family
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard or Controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.2 or newer
    • Processor: 2.5 Ghz Intel Core i5Memory
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive: 1150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M 2.30Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics Family
    • Hard Drive: 1140 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and Keyboard. For 64 bit architectures please install ia32libs.
Helpful customer reviews
126 of 156 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
This game is seriously just horrible. You wonder "hey a rogue-like dungeon crawler side-scroller based on hell, that sounds awesome!" Let me tell you this game is not what it seems like. They shouldn't even be allowed to advertise this as a rogue-like game. This game is like Spelunky's mentally challenged cousin. Lets go through the pros and cons.

PROS:
- Its only 5 dollars.

Alright moving on to the cons.

CONS:
- Lack of music. Through out the levels all you get is "eerie" ambience sounds. No real music. When you're running out of time or fighting bosses, you get really cool metal music. But that's the only time you get cool music.

- Enemies. They look like they were done in MS paint by a 5 year old.

- Lack of variety. This is NOT a rogue-like game. You'll notice you're in the same exact rooms over and over again. Even in later levels, its the same exact room just looks different. You'd swear there's only like 10 unique rooms, and out of 100 total rooms? That's just sad.

- Not many items. Seriously, I've only collected maybe like 5 items total from all the time I've spent playing. All you come across in abundance is gold, but you'll be lucky to even afford something as small as a heart from the shops. You get barely around 10 to 20 pieces of gold per room, but all the items in the shop are like 500 and 600. You're only hope is to gamble it and try to get more gold from it. There are simply not enough items in this game to make it seem fun and refreshing with each play through, let alone on your first play through.

- Bosses are a joke. Seriously, usually the bosses just move from side to side summoning enemies. They literally don't attack half the time. I'm stuck on the level 60 boss right now. Why? All the boss does is fly from left to right but it summons so many enemies you can't even hit the boss. There's like 30 flying little robots on the room and still spawning, it becomes impossible to hit the boss let alone survive.

- Only 2 types of enemies every 10 levels. Yeah, and they're usually just reskins of older enemies. Just like the level layouts. They don't do sh*t either, they usually just fly around in random patterns and, well, thats it.

- Hit boxes are garbage. You get hit whenever your character feels like getting hit.

- Developers seem to have abandoned this game. Same goes for the community. Nobody is really playing this nor talking about it in the discussions anymore. I can't imagine the developers are still polishing this up anyways...

Seriously, save yourself 5 dollars and go get some food or something. This game sucks...
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
99 Levels to Hell really does explain this game. There are 99 levels and boy...is it hell...I found myself being extremly annoyed with the controls of this game from the get go. Platformer where you aim with a second analog stick? Took me a while to get a hang of it.

There is zero variety here either, the same enemies, the same weapons and items, all wearing very thin by the time you have played for over an hour.

The bosses are even worse, they litterally just stand there and do nothing.

I cannot recommend 99 Levels to Hell, to anyone.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Rating 7/10

Overview:
2d Sidescroller Action Rogue

The Good:
+ 2d sidescrolling action through 99 levels and 10 bosses. Levels have a time limit, spend too long in the level and multiple ghosts start to come into the level. Levels can have shops, elevators that can either send you further down or back up, slots for gambling gold you find, and portals.

+ Multiple characters that start out with their own weapons, however you can always switch weapons later on. You can only carry one weapon at a time so choose carefully.

+Different items and upgrade for weapons that can either be found or bought in shops.

+Cool Boss battles

+items are randomized in each level

+Easy achievements except for 1 (100 hours in dungeon)

The Bad:
- Their are a handful of levels that get re-used over and over again. After playing the game for a few hours you generally get a good sense of each level. Item randomization in the levels help to a degree but not by much

-Every 10 levels the game switches up the environment, this is good except its just a reskin of the textures, it adds some variety however the novelty wears off pretty quickly when you realize you are playing the same level that you played 6 floors up.

-Enemies change every 10 levels as well and most of them act exactly the same as the previous levels removing some of the challenge from the game. Essentially enemies are just reskined from previously levels.

-Some enemies are hard to see and blend too well in the background. I'm not sure if this was by design or by accident but it gets very frustrating when you loose health and you have no idea what hit you. Even worse, sometimes you will loose health exiting shops or other areas instantly because an enemy was right there and their is little you could do about it.

Conclusion

Despite its many faults I still had fun playing the game. The game has all the core elements of a good rogue like game albeit a bit on the easy side. Their is no denying that this feels like a poor mans spelunky but if you like rogue games then this is a good game to waste a few hours on.
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22 of 38 people (58%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
"Like Minecraft with Shotguns 99/10"
- IGN

Now seriously though, this game is not very fun.

One of my biggest complaints is that the game completely and constantly breaks it's creepy satanic dark cave atmosphere with the silly green "BONUS!" font and it's dumb looking characters, so I dont understand what the heIl (heh) is it going for, either have one or the other, or present it in a way that it really seems like a parody or something. Right now it's like a buddy cop series starring a chimpanzee, but that it's family gets killed in the first episode.

Even if you arent an expert programmer or a talented artist, you cant screw this part up. It's as important for the player as those things.

Also, the controls are pretty rough and can feel unnatural because they are too slow and the contact with other objects is very wonky. You have to be very very precise with your jumps, something that is pretty rough for a platformer, let alone one with controls such as these.

The layout is of the stage doesnt make much sense and it really went overboard with the breakable blocks, making you stop on your tracks to clear your way, with a shotgun that has frustrantingly low range and is pretty slow. I would've really prefered to start with a simple long range / fast pistol.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
A Shooter in Hell, with Some Caveats... [KAMGUSTA's REVIEW]

Well, I liked the idea: a (semi)random-generated spelunky-like game set in Hell with lots of gore.
I had fun for a few minutes of play, and I was torn on giving it a "6" (sufficient) or a "5" (not sufficient). The latter won.

Graphic is nice, but sound is not. Controls are a little slippy: you will often fail a jump, fail to shoot enemies, fail to take aim... Taking aim with mouse is also pretty unintuitive (but not the worst part). Shooting range is ridiculous low! Levels are not truly random, only a few parts of them will be. The 99 levels are also all similar one to another (only the background and few other things will change).

I really liked the bubble gun and the ghosts that come at the end of the level's time, it reminded me of bubble bobble! Maybe they should have done a random-generated bubblebobble-like game set in Hell instead! :D

Best played with Keyboard and Mouse
Recommended Buy Price < 3$
Score 5/10
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20 of 37 people (54%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
There are 9 layers of Hell, each plane separated by 9 dungeons and a Lord guarding each gate.

My only regret: There IS NOT ENOUGH BLOOD!!!!!
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15 of 28 people (54%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
99 levels to hell looks a good game on the surface, until you play it, you will find that its mediocre, from the tutorial that is very bad, to the super mario jump sounds or the constant left mouse button click that will non stop shot to win "mechanic".
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
A spelunky-like roguelike game set in HELL. It's a good way to whittle away several hours and worth a playthrough but just don't expect to get very far - as you'd expect, it's hard! There's much better titles that do the same thing very well already and 99 Levels to Hell adds little to the formula however if the setting and art style appeal to you then give it a try. Just watch out for the enemies, they tend to blend into the background very very well :S
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
I had a hard time putting this game down long enough, for me to go write this review. It's one of the best PC platformers I've ever played (we're talking 'the Binding of Isaac' -level quality here guys). With a playtime of 2 hrs. I've only begun to scrape the surface of what the game has to offer, which is the best thing about this game too. There's an absolutely batshi7 crazy amount of content packed into this little gem of a game and it makes for a HUGE replay value. You never know what to expect for each run, and every single descend into hell will very much feel and play differently. It'll easily become one of my top 10 most played games on Steam.
And for the current price of only 5 euros the game is practically a steal. I promise you this; Should you decide to go pick up this game - and you should - you'll ABSOLUTELY get your money's worth of entertainment. Forget your Diablo III, this is where the shi7's going down. And oh, did I mention the badass soundtrack? Yea, theres a soundtrack made from 100 % pure badassery in this game aswell!

I would absolutely recommend this game to any person calling themself a gamer.
8/10 - Awesome!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Cute and fun side scroller action.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Quick to play and rather enjoyable. Only minimally rogue-like (Permadeath & semi random levels), but that's pretty much what I would expect based on the screenshots.

Re-playablity - Good (8/10) - random enough to keep it interesting
Environment (Graphics and Audio) - Good (6/10) - simple and clear but not a great deal of noticable variety
Controls - Near-Perfect (9/10) - simple keyboard controls and supports limited controller
Gameplay - Good (7/10) - Well done platformer. Plays well and logically.
Enjoyment - Good (6/10) - Could use some additonal story/plot.. the initial starting book on a pedestal makes one believe there will be 'story', but perhaps that was just wishful thinking on my part.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Yeah, I'll probably come back to this one... After I finish Rogue Legacy, Binding of Isaac, BoI:Rebirth, and every other slightly-better dungeon crawler in my library.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
Great Game Kind Of 'HARD' But Most Of The Time Its Fun
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
99 Levels To Hell is rogue-like dungeon crawler side-scroller type of game. It has great sound and enjoyable gameplay. There are 3 different characters to unlock and lot of levels to beat (100 levels in total). It has a lot of different kind of guns and items that you can use turning levels. It's fun to play for few hours if you are bored and don't wanna play any long games.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Fun action-packed rogue-like game that can keep you busy for hours on end.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Surprisingly addicting. Mouse and Keyboard recomended, Controller is wonky.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
99 Levels To Hell, Similar to Super Meat Boy, Spelunky,
A classic side scrolling platformer with the pure objective of completing the level by making it to the exit, or gaining a key and to the exit.
I found this game very enjoyable and very hard. 100's of deaths, 1000's of kills, items to be purchased, upgraded as you play. I have not completed this game, however i will not uninstall it for a long while, as it is a game you can just pick up and start playing.

I would imagine there are a few mods out for this game, seeing as spelunky had a few, however I have not looked yet.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
get the game and have some fun`its a steal at this price:-)))) 10/10.+
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
You play as a failed stage magician, whos only remaining trick is how he manages to keep his moustache so fabulous and daper. After your dreams are crushed about reaching Vegas, you resort to finding work with pest control. You take out your anger via a handy mossberg shotgun on the many rats and bats that plague the basements of clients. After a lengthy period of in your new profession you further slip into dementia. The rats morph into slimey monsters and the bats erupt in flame, you realize that your life long aspiration of magic was foiled by none other than the devil himself. You make it your mission to take him down and rekindle your magical ambitions.

In a way the atmosphere reminds me of the binding of isaac, but in a platformer form. As far as the game goes the enemies can be simple, and the levels are quick to feel repetitive but the ever escalating challenge of reaching level 99 and upgrading your guns makes it an excellent game to zone out and play while listening to music or news.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
99 Levels to "OK"

I'm pretty lukewarm about this game. It's an action-platforming rogue-lite game that provides a couple of hours of interest and fun...but not much more above that. Fans of action platformer or rogue-like games may get a lot of playtime and enjoyment out of this, but more casual players or fans will be pretty underwhelmed. Why? There isn't much balancing with with weapons / power-ups. The player is either going to feel frustrated that their weapon isn't doing squat against the enemies or is frustrating to use (no range shotgun, or machine gun that does diddly for dmg)...or they are going to feel invincible with having a stupidly strong weapon (hello green orb / bubble gun). This game is worth the price, especially if you find it on sale...but don't expect to get your socks blown off.
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