Hell (赤, Red), also known as the Red Maze by some fans, is the name given to one of the largest areas in the game. It is a red maze featuring droning music (the same as Graffiti World) that is used as a gateway to other important areas, such as the Dense Woods B and the Docks B.
Points of Interest
It is one of the most significant deeper locations in the dream world. Many routes from the Nexus will eventually lead here, allowing for many connections between remote areas. There are even some locations that are only reachable by finding its one entrance through this maze.
Entry to Hell is almost always achieved by locating one of the strange geometric NPCs that can be found in various 'dead end' passages deep inside certain Nexus locations. Some Toriningen may also send Madotsuki into isolated spots between pathways here, trapping the player.
Besides the many interesting characters here, there are other important aspects of the area. Near the center of the map, there is a dead end containing a lone Vending Machine that dispenses health drinks at 130 yen each. There is also a bright red Henkei Shita that has a 1/256 chance of taking the player to the The Footprint Path A when stabbed with the Knife effect. Not too far away from it is a staircase leading to the Docks B, and a gate that goes to the Dense Woods B.
The navigational difficulties created by the intricacy of the maze are compounded by a number of lunatic Toriningen wandering the narrow passages. Many of the paths appear similar in shape to those elsewhere in the maze, which can be disorienting - even with the benefit of a map.
- While Hell is not the largest area in the game, its maze-like structure makes it slower to explore than any other place.
- In previous versions of Yume Nikki:
- Something resembling a funhouse mirror could be found on the upper portion of the map. This item gave Madotsuki the Fat effect. This object was removed in version 0.10, and the Fat effect is now found in the Docks B by interacting with the Strober. The mirror itself can still be found in the Debug Room, however, and it still gives the effect.
- In version 0.04, only the left half of Hell was present.
- All transportation methods used a purple gate in versions 0.04 and 0.06.
- The Checkered Tile Path B - Interact with the Nenrikido with two smaller boxes on top
- The Footprint Path B - Interact with the Nenrikido shaped like a rectangle
- Face Carpet Plaza - Interact with the Nenrikido that looks like a person
- The Neon Tile Path B - Interact with the Nenrikido made up of two cubes