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 (279 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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Do you like Mischief Makers? Do you like Gunstar Heroes? Do you like Alien Soldier? Do you happen to enjoy highly-rasterized cult classics with fast movement and faster combat (Treasure games)? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then pick up Noitu Love 2. Each one of your punches and kicks resonates with that distinctive crunch and pop that calls pixel art games home, while an unrelenting lo-fi keyboard soundtrack and and screen-filling explosions whenever anything blows up (there's hardly a moment where something isn't blowing up) seal the aesthetic deal. It's very satisfying when all's said and done. Good game for speedrunning if you're into that, too, since the entire game is built on that very concept.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
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!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
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
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
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
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
SO MUCH ACTION AAAHHHHH!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Awesome art and gameplay, solo dev. 10\10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Most amazing 12MB on the internet!

Seriously, If you like fast paced 2D action games, you will adore this game. Controls are quite innovative - they take advantage of mouse & keyboard setup and create a beat'em-up game that works suprisingly well. Bosses in this game show up at killer rate and each one of them is pretty imaginative and fun to fight. Graphics are also solid. 16-bit feel is present here.

There are only two hickups. Firstly, one level forces you to use unique weapon and game is not that good in explaining how it exacly works. This can lead to few deaths before you eventually get that devs wanted you to do. Secondly, title is little on the short side, but fortunetly unlockable playable characters make up for it.

If you are looking for Hidden Indie Gem on Steam, this is it! Noitu Love 2 is a awesome game, worth your time and money.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Imagine you spent your entire day playing Gunstar Heroes. You go to sleep and dream of a game that looks like Gunstar Heroes, but has mouse and keyboard based controls. Also the game is considerably more sexualized than its source material, as dreams so frequently are.

That game you dreamt of is called Noitu Love 2: Devolution.

BONUS: My girlfriend asked if I downloaded an H-game when she saw the title screen.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
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.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2013
The most clever and brilliant indie game I have ever played and also one of the most original games I've ever played. When I first saw this it looked like a gunstar heroes ripoff but I was dead wrong. This game is so worth your money.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
+ fast and fun gameplay
+ wow, nice graphics
+ interesting and unique boss battles
+ replayability (difficulties, scores, unlockable character)
+ beautiful SNES-like soundtrack

- execution of commands can be hard
- can get a bit confusing and intense
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Awesome, intense 16-bit-esque platformer. And it comes with a pretty original mouse-oriented control scheme too; style reminds me of those Treasure games on the Mega Drive.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2013
I bought this on a little bit a whim, and I was not dissapointed. It's a truckload of fun. It's exceptionally fast-paced and crazy-- in a good way.

Also, you can play as Mr. Almond, whose gameplay revolves around sliding around on his belly and being dragged around helplessly by your cursor. It's a sight to behold.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Essentially Metal Slug, but replace guns with your fists and feet. 10/10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2012
Noitu Love 2: Devolution - отличный экшен-файтинг с разнообразным old school'ным геймплеем - кучи монстров, прыжки, кувырки, боссы и спец удары, а также удобным управлением и интересным сюжетом. В игре 7 уровней, 3 режима игры, 3 уровня сложности и множество секретов, шикарная пиксельная графика в стиле 8-битных консолей, проработанная анимация, динамичный саундтрек и система рейтингов для каждого уровня.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Noitu Love 2: Devolution is short and sweet, like many of my favorite games. The length is just right to finish it in one session, and come away feeling satisfied. The combat flows extremely smoothly, and while the amount of things going on the screen might be a bit overwhelming to some, with a bit of practice, figuring out what to do becomes a matter of picking up on signals. The pixel style and colors of the game complement each other greatly, leaving behind fun atmospheres that are easily differentiated and nice to look at. The characters are all unique, and their personality is shown despite their simplicity. The pace of the game may leave you wanting to see stills of certain scenes, as things happen so quickly. If you enjoy short games with a basic plot, but wonderful game-play and scenery to back it up, I'd recommend you spend the $5 on this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
The game's style, combat and most of its music is memorable in a way that is hardly found nowadays in the plethora of games in the indie market. Regardless, Noitu Love 2: Devolution stands well beyond a lot of its competition for its vibrant colors, boss designs, and replayability. This is a game that is worth more than what you are paying for it at its highest price, and should be praised directly for its ability to use different combat system successfully on its own merit. While this game lacks the polish of a triple-A game, Noitu Love 2 provides a certain action, mouse-clicky itch of mine that has not been sated in a long time.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2013
Epic, fast paced, fun!

Very short. About one hour per play through. But it has some replay value with different characters to play. Real different characters, not just re-skins. Plus, you can go for score attacks. It's easy to pick up but difficult to master.

There are other indie games that give you more play time for your buck, but this is just to much fun!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
Noitu Love 2: Devolution is an absolutely smashing (pun-intended) hidden action/indie gem. It features some fantastic mouse controlled gameplay with tons of robots to smash up and plenty of firepower to do so. To be blunt, every single bit of this game is absolutely fabulous.... the boss battles are challenging but fair, the pixel-art style is gorgeous, the level design is awesome, and the music... is great!

Really, what better could you possibly ask for out of a $5 game? Granted, it's not all that long with the base story, but I found myself completing the game many times with the variety of unlockable characters available to you and the multiple difficulty settings. Too easy? That's okay, the game is more than happy to crank up the difficulty for you... no matter how experienced you are, there's always something fun and challenging for you here. Beat your previous score on the levels, shoot for an A ranking, or even just something as self-imposed as trying to go through the game without taking any damage.

For those few saying the combat is "Boring"... did you even go through the OPTIONAL tutorial available to you? There's many different attacks you can use, not just the simple punching up an enemy to bits one... (although even that is great fun) and the other two characters you unlock after beating the game in various ways each feature their own unique attack and movement styles... it's all great fun, so you really need to give it another go.

To anybody debating about purchasing this game, just go ahead and do it! It's well worth the money, one of the best games you could buy at this pricepoint.

As for me... I'm just hoping they make another sequel! :D
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