A century after the legendary boy Noitu Love saved the world from the evil Darns, they rise again, but in a chaos of time-bending mayhem!
User reviews: Very Positive (263 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 23, 2012

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About This Game

A century after the legendary boy Noitu Love saved the world from the evil Darns, they rise again, but in a chaos of time-bending mayhem! Now it's up to the new hero of the Peacekeepers, Xoda Rap, to save the world.



Fight the massive hordes of the Darns as Xoda Rap in this time-bending retro arcade adventure, a main category finalist at IGF 2008. Noitu Love 2 Devolution makes original use of mouse input to further streamline the flow of classic gameplay. Fight your way through seven different stages and unlock more, different ways to play them again. Every stage features new tactics and several boss battles. The game is made to appeal to old fans and also new players in the genre as it offers challenges for all levels.

Key features

  • Unique mouse controlled gameplay
  • Super fast action made possible through controls
  • Huge and inventive bosses
  • All 7 levels are packed with unique challenges and situations
  • Inspired by classic arcade action games
  • 3 different difficulty settings
  • 3 unlockable modes that significantly change the game

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any system capable of software rendering
    • DirectX®: 5.0
    • Hard Drive: 15 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any system capable of software rendering
    • DirectX®: 5.0
    • Hard Drive: 15 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
HOLY CRAP! This game is everything that I've been looking for! It's kind of like Gunstar Heroes....and I don't want to say it's better, but it does things differently and it is on par with that glorious masterpeice. 10/10 would recommend to ANYONE. If you have ANY doubts about this game, I can assure you can't go wrong!
Posted: September 25
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3.5 hrs on record
The first 1 and a half hours was good. Beating the same game over and over got a little old with different characters. It would have been better to add that extra boss battle that you get with rilo into the main campaign with the first character. Awesome controls though better controls than I could ever come up with. Probably will use similiar controls for my game that I'm creating.


Out of 1-10 rating this is what I think
Main campaign with xoda 8 rating would have been a 8.5 with that extra boss battle and 9 if the game was at least 5 hours.
7 for rilo- I deffinately wanted to replay all the boss battles.
3 for the last character- what happened to the awesome controls?
Posted: September 28
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3.3 hrs on record
A great game in a past age before indies were the big thing and gameplay was all that mattered. One of the best games by Konjak it is a fun 2D sidescrolling beat-em-up with a unique fighting style of combining both the mouse for targetting and movement with the keyboard. A completely skill based game with unique enemies and memorable bosses. More fun than most of the games it is competiting against. Click the more like this to find other games like this and you will find that the value for this game is much higher than others which cost 3x more and have a similar value.

Get this game, could not recommend it enough a game from an era where indies were struggling to hit it big. Help the iconoclasts finally come out to the world as the demo was simply put better than most finish games in its incomplete state.
Posted: September 25
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3.1 hrs on record
Action Packed fun replayable game. Reminds me of Metal Slug and Scott Pilgrim.
Posted: October 14
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3.3 hrs on record
Wonderful action platformer with a really innotative control scheme. I was sceptical about using mouse controls for a 2D action game but they work really well.

Highly reccommended.
Posted: October 17
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4.0 hrs on record
Random, Numerical Rating: 10/10

This game is an action-filled, ♥♥♥♥ing delight. My right index finger hurts more than any intense weekend filled with crazy, competitive Diablo II.

Noitu Love 2 is an extremely fast-paced arcade beat-em-up—god-fighter—robot-destroyer platforming game. This ♥♥♥♥ing game is so good you'll want to kiss a swan. These controls are so freaking tight—the precision makes for amazing combat.
Posted: October 18
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
If ever there were a love letter written to 1990's era Treasure, Noitu Love 2 is it. Frantic, fast, furious, and fun. It can take a bit to come to grips with the unique control scheme, but once you've spent some time in the tutorial and gotten mastery of a few stages under your belt, you'll be up to speed and zip around the screen causing all manners of chaos.

The game features an incredible amount of variety packed into its arcade length. There's no shortage of stage gimmicks and unique fodder enemies to pound away on, and how could you forget the positively over-the-top boss encounters, which will push your dexterity to the limit and require a good bit of thought to truly best.

Noitu Love's difficulty is also balanced very well. Each of the game's difficulties suits a range of player skill levels, and advancing to a higher difficulty level doesn't only make enemies hit harder, they also have a few new tricks up their sleeve which keep things fresh and interesting. It's far from punishing like a lot of 2D platformers and action games these days tend to be, but you will be tested and failure only leads to more learning.

Add a couple unlockable playable characters with some fun stage variations between them on top and you've got an amazingly solid little package just eager for lovers of frantic old-school games to take hold of and enjoy.
Posted: May 26
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
AWESOME GAME:

+AWESOME GRAPHICS
+AWESOME MUSIC
+PERFECT HISTORY
+BETTER LOVE STORY THAN TWILIGHT
-EVERYTHING HAS BETTER LOVE STORY THAN TWILIGHT
+THAT DOESNT MEANS ITS A BAD LOVE STORY I GUESS

P.S.: DONT THINK THIS GAME IS ABOUT A LOVE STORY JUST BY THE NAME AND DONT THINK THAT I PLAYED THE ORIGINAL NOITU LOVE
Posted: July 16
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Essentially Metal Slug, but replace guns with your fists and feet. 10/10.
Posted: June 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Noitu Love 2: Devolution is a great game in my opinion. It is created by Joakim Sandberg, whose art in this game you might recognise from various WayForward titles such as the Shantae games. The art is really well done and adds a lot to the game and certainly makes it unique - you should really look around as you play, there's a lot of great background art also.

As for the gameplay, it's very unique and fast paced. It primarily specializes in melee combat, which you control with the mouse cursor and can grapple onto most enemies and switch between them to quickly chain combos together. This can lead to a lot of fun and variation in the combat and this shines in bosses - most of which encourage you to use new techniques and will the levels leading up to the bosses will slowly introduce you to new mechanics. However this isn't always good because some of these mechanics (such as on Level 4) are only used for that level specifically and are sadly not present from that point onwards, which is a shame as it would switch up the combat, which I thought could have been quite interesting to see.

I personally didn't think that the music in the game was anything special, but by no means is it bad (however I did think that it was a bit boring and repetitive at times). The game reminds me of a lot of games by Treasure (creators of Gunstar Heroes, Alien Soldier, etc.) in many ways and those of you who enjoy those sort of games should definitely give this game a go.

Unfortunately the screen resolution can be something of a problem depending on your native resolution, as the game doesn't come with an automatic screen setting that will adjust the screen to what size your monitor is as best it can (present in games such as VVVVVV), but it does come with many options. Personally I couldn't stand it on fullscreen mode as my monitor is 1360x768 natively and part of the screen on the top and bottom were cut out. I had to play the game in windowed mode and even then some of the screen at the bottom was missing as it was in my taskbar. This led to me sometimes clicking on the dekstop as the game is mouse based for combat and doesn't restrict the mouse to that window. This wasn't much of a problem if you don't have any other windows open underneath the game's window.

Other than a few problems, this game is very good and I highly recommend it if you want a decent platformer that has a lot of replay value, speedrunning, and much more. As a side-note, if you want to play the first game you can get it absolutely free from the developer's website. It's not necessary to play it first but I'd recommend playing it at some point! Here's a link, have fun with both games, and I hope that this review has helped you! :) http://www.konjak.org/index.php?folder=4&file=7
Posted: June 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
fast intense action with unique controls, gorgeous grafics, catchy soundtrack, tons of fun and wacky boss fights. What else can you ask from an action platformer? Great throwback to games made by Treasure (Alien Soldier, Gunstar Heroes and Dynamite Headdy). 10/10
Posted: June 22
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Game Rating: B+
Pros:
-Top-notch pixelated sprite-work
-Nonstop action and excitement, similar to that of Treasure games
-Multiple unlockable characters
-Several distinct levels with great background art

Cons:
-A tad on the short side
Posted: August 12
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
very funny!!
Posted: May 9
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Girl in poofy pants beats up robots. 10/10.

Also runs on basically anything with a mouse.
Posted: June 26
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Feels like Mega Man, but as a button masher. I expect there's more strategy later on, but it didn't keep me interested long enough to see.

Suffers from poor graphical options - either stretches to your screen aspect ratio or plays as a borderless always-on-top window. Controls aren't bad, but I would have appreciated an option for 'space to jump' rather than using up.
Posted: June 9
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4.9 hrs on record
Just an incredibly fun game. It's a side scroller with WASD controls but uses the mouse to aim your gun/grappel hook. It's super fast paced and the pixel art is gorgeous. The soundtrack is also top notch. Feels a little spammy at times, but if you're looking for an incredibly fast paced side scroller that's a load of time, pick it up!

Oh, and you can beat it in about an hour, but there are two unlockable characters and hard modes to keep you more than busy.
Posted: April 30
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10.5 hrs on record
STRAIGHT FOR THE JUGULAR
Posted: May 9
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2.5 hrs on record
When this game isn't crashing, it's a pretty good time.
Posted: May 9
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2.6 hrs on record
SO MUCH ACTION AAAHHHHH!
Posted: June 30
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1.0 hrs on record
Buy it.
Posted: June 26
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