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99 Seconds brings more retro shooting thrills and a direct sequel to 99 Bullets, with a time-mangling twist.
99 Seconds is a download title for the 3DS and DS which provides highly retro shoot-em-up action. The previous title provided a twist on the arcade shooter format by restricting the player to only 99 bullets to complete each level.
In this new title, you will be given the ability to slow down time, stop it entirely, or even travel back in time to avoid danger and overcome enemies. This is sure to lead to some Prince of Persia-style time bending. The catch is that only 99 seconds of time are available to complete each mission. Whether this means that those 99 seconds must be elongated or reversed carefully, or whether 99 seconds is the limit in which to complete the level remains to be seen.
If you can look past the basic visuals, 99 Seconds looks to be a highly addictive and intriguing game. Despite its niche status, 99 Bullets found a loyal following and has proved to be one of the most interesting downloadable titles for the DS.
99 Seconds is currently planned for release on the 3DS and DS via the eShop and DSi-ware and is currently awaiting a release date.
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