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99 Waves to Die
Platforms: PC, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Feb 26, 2014 @ 4:41am
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What is 99 Waves to Die?

99 Waves to Die is a twin stick arcade shooter, inspired by the arcade games, and 8-bit home consoles & computers of the 1980's.

Remember when video games used to be insanely difficult?

When you used to spend $’s in the local arcade trying to get the high score?

When having your three letter initials/acronym at the top of the table meant you were the king?

Well we do, and that is why we have created 99 Waves to Die.

A ship, 3 lives, limited smart-bombs and scarce power-ups is all you have to try and survive the waves of enemies that rally against you.

With voxel based graphics, inspired by 80′s video game classics & excellent 8-bit audio fx, 99 Waves to Die will take you back to those seedy, dark, smoke filled arcades of your childhood. Re-live the 80′s heyday of the arcade, but without the quarters.

Can you survive to see Wave 99?

Additional Information

99 Waves to Die was originally released on Google Play Store ( for Android Phones & Tablets and OUYA in October 2013. In January 2014 we released the PC Version on a number of online stores. The PC version has a number of improvements over the mobile/tablet version and has been optimised to support both Keyboard & Mouse controls, and Xbox 360 Joypad.

The game is currently available on ( & IndieGameStand ( and is coming soon to Desura. If we are Greenlit on Steam, we aim to price the game the same as on the other stores, and anyone purchasing on other stores will receive Steam keys when the game is Greenlit.

If you want to try the game for yourself, before voting, please download the demo version from our website at Just extract the zip-file to a folder on your pc and run 99wavesToDie_windows.exe.

What are people saying?

"99 Waves to Die nails the old style experience but brings in a updated graphical flair while still looking 8bit." "8/10" - AppStore Arcade

"Serving up enough retro shoot-’em-up action to satisfy any Android gamer’s blam-blam cravings..." "...Well worth a download for any nostalgic Android gamer" - AppStorm's 7 Most criminally underplayed games on Android.

"It's retro-tastic! Reminds me of Bitmap Bros Classic Xenon, mixed up with Galaga and Geometry Wars -- Love it!" - 100% Indie

"I highly recommend 99 Waves! It’s a great nostalgic and modernized experience which I am sure an arcades junkie will enjoy very well!" - - Developer Q&A with IGM Mobile
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spike30001 Nov 1, 2014 @ 7:54pm 
Have this on my Nexus 7 tablet, its superb on the tablet great retro fun and very playable. But I don't think its going to be as good on the pc, I could be wrong but its very basic. Not buy it again anyway but if you have a tablet its on Google Play and its superb on it.
KITSUNE up !! Oct 31, 2014 @ 3:34am 
Looks retro .Great!
Syncros Sep 22, 2014 @ 11:58pm 
it is fun to play, but needs more development to really shine. Things like being able to pause the game, and a way to keep playing from where you died so you can keep battling the crazy number of enemies that start to show up on screen. Also some kind of combo-scoring system would be nice. It is enjoyable at the moment, it could just be better with a little work.
travisstewart42 Sep 22, 2014 @ 7:19pm 
Reading some of the comments below one would think they are being forced to purchase games they are not interested in. I really have no idea how this is ruining Steam, is it forcing the games you like off of the platform? All I see is an expanding the range of games that are available. And of course, no one purchases a $2000 gaming machine to play a retro shooter, but that does not mean that people with a serious gaming PC cannot enjoy games that are not tailored to high end hardware. It is strangely limiting to think like that.
sencative grammer experrt Jun 6, 2014 @ 10:10pm 
Robotron did it better thirty years ago. This is about what you'd expect from a computer science midterm assignment or one of those floppy disk shareware games from the 90s. The inter-wave tune has a genuine early-80s arcade feel to it, but that's about the only positive thing I can think of. :rfacepalm:
icniVadoDraNoël May 17, 2014 @ 3:30am 
Trevor Wolf Apr 9, 2014 @ 2:31pm 
99 waves to die. nice word play. I'd play this.
NinjutStu Mar 16, 2014 @ 1:26am 
I like these types of games.

Although I do find it funny when certain users feel the need to loudly complain about anything with retro graphics. Having terrible taste in games isn't really something to boast about.
Havenbrook Mar 13, 2014 @ 11:21pm 
*Sigh* To many games like this out already. Didnt spend 2 grand on a gaming right to play games like this. We dont need more retro games.
artanis Mar 13, 2014 @ 6:07pm 
ReaLm is just waiting for the next crapfest AAA game rail shooter? Sad times.