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Does every floor contain a secret room (entered via bombed wall or having X-Ray Specs), including the Womb and Sheol?

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Yes. (I say this with the experience of always going to the secret room if I have bombs to spare, and having beaten Sheol dozens of times.)

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I can personally confirm that every floor from the Womb up has secret rooms. I made it into Hell only once, though, so I don't know about that. I'll see if I can find anything to back up my statement.

EDIT: No 100% confirmation, but looking in the Steam forums, it's taken as a given that secret rooms show up in the Womb. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=28869410&postcount=7

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one playthrough is not really a proof, it could have been luck. But since XVIII The moon lists only teleportation to the secret room, while XVII The Stars specifically sates what happens if no item room is present... –  Zommuter Mar 30 '12 at 17:45
    
I said I only made it to Hell once. Killed Mother in the Womb tons of times. –  Frank Mar 30 '12 at 17:48
    
my bad, then I guess it's ok –  Zommuter Mar 30 '12 at 17:59
    
What about Sheol? –  Ian Pugsley Apr 2 '12 at 14:40

Yes. The Secret Room is a special room type. One secret room will appear on every floor in the game and will have a pre-determined location when the floor is spawned.

The Secret room cannot be entered normally; ways to enter include:

XXVIII The Moon Tarot Card
Random Teleport
Bombing in through any adjacent room (excluding boss rooms and mini-boss rooms)
Using the X-Ray Glasses 

Ways to identify the Secret room on the map include:

The Treasure Map
The Spelunker Helmet (when in an adjacent room)
XXI The World
XIX The Sun
X-Ray Glasses (when in an adjacent room)
The Compass (will be identified as a mini-boss room if and ONLY if Greed is in the Secret Room) 

The secret room is typically placed adjacent to three or four other adjacent rooms, often adjacent to a Treasure Room if possible. If applicable, the Secret Room will always have preference over three adjacent rooms to two rooms. This preferrence does not occur when comparing three adjacent rooms to four adjacent rooms.

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v1.48: Yes & No. On rare occasions only the Top Secret/Hidden Room will be generated, due to the specific rules used for Secret Room placement. So there will always be a (Top) Secret/Hidden Room but not always a Secret Room, except on the first two levels Basement/Cellar where the map will be redrawn until there is a Secret Room.

I've had this twice personally when I had enough bombs (30-99) to bomb every wall. If you've found the TSR/HR, and the SR is not next to it and is not in any location that borders at least two rooms, you can stop there, as the Secret Room is never placed such that it borders only one room (only TSR/HR is).

If you have a Moon card, using it in this situation will teleport you to a random room instead of the Secret Room. Also there are various items that reveal the location of the Secret Room when you possess or activate them, if there is no Secret Room then one won't be revealed.

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