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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!
Release Date: Apr 23, 2012
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$4.99

About the 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
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
285 products in account
61 reviews
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 26th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
162 products in account
4 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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1 review
9.6 hrs on record
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
Posted: April 15th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
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 25th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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1 review
2.5 hrs on record
Essentially Metal Slug, but replace guns with your fists and feet. 10/10.
Posted: June 23rd, 2014
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
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66 reviews
4.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 27th, 2013
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