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!
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Very Positive (379 reviews) - 95% of the 379 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2012

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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! 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

    • 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
    • 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
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2014
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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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
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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21 of 25 people (84%) 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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21 of 30 people (70%) 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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 25, 2014
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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
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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7 of 8 people (88%) 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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Essentially Metal Slug, but replace guns with your fists and feet. 10/10.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2013
Do you love wanton destruction? Do you sometimes sit and think "Man, I wish more games were like Gunstar Heroes?" If you answered yes, Noitu Love is the game for you! Make things explode, punch things, and make things explode by punching things. Great fun for such an under-the-radar game. Works extremely well with the unique K+M mapping, too. Love recommending this when it comes up on sale, for sure!
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4.8 hrs
Posted: October 9
Great game enjoyed it alot
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1.4 hrs
Posted: August 12
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3.3 hrs
Posted: July 10
not the best game, but it is really enjoyable, unique and VERY fun
and the crouch-running animation is the best thing ever
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0.6 hrs
Posted: July 9
I had bought this game a long time a ago. It was there, in my library barely touched. I didn't remembered why I stoped playing, because It looks like the kind of game that I like so much. resembling the 16 bits age. And then I played it and I remembered why and how it tiring to deal with a horde of enemies having to pointing the mouse cursor and clicking the left button repeatedly. It would be a great game if it not forced you to play with a keyboard and a mouse.
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4.4 hrs
Posted: July 7
noitu love 2 is fast-paced, crazy, insane, balls-to-the-wall action until it crashes or your controls stop working because of multimedia fusion 2. i love everything about it except the engine.
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8.0 hrs
Posted: July 7
A short, yet powerful little game. It keeps you interested during its entire duration. Things never get boring, since you are constantly getting new content during the entire game. There is no grind, no padding, just action. Not to say that the game doesn't tone it down a little once in a while, it masterfully keeps the interest curve well balanced. You won't get fatigued by too much action too long, yet at the same time there is no risk of getting bored. Some parts may be simple traversal, but even then you are assaulted by enemies just often enough not to feel safe.

The art and music are excellent too, the soundtrack could easily have been sold as an extra, but instead it's downloadable free of charge. As for the art, it has an unique style that fits the game and is easy to read, yet never gets monotonous.

The story isn't anything special. It has a twist or two, but if you are playing a game like this for the story then you are doing it wrong. It's a fair excuse to have an awesome time and nothing more.

The difficulty is just right.

Overall, if the trailer video didn't instantly win you over then there is no point in trying the game, you just don't "get" it.
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Fab. Envy
5.4 hrs
Posted: July 1
I love Noitu Love 2: Devolution.

It's a really interesting game, with really beautiful graphics and a very fast and interesting gameplay.
Plus, there's three characters you can play as, each making the game different (Two of them have to be unlocked).

This game is very difficult by the way! My best rating on the levels so far is "C".
Also, I've only been playing on normal, which means I probably am not good enough to beat this game in hard. But that's good, difficulty makes games more interesting.

Also, this game has a interesting story and interesting characters. My favorites are Xoda Rap and Dr. Tango.

The only downside to the game it's that it's kinda short. There's only six levels (With Xoda Rap, with the other characters it's 5).

I rate this game 1000/10.

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9.2 hrs
Posted: June 16
This has to be my favourite steam game i love it action packed lovely looking insane music and so much fun to play it does have a unique control style and i wish they could have added some pad support as i am more a pad player than a keyboard and mouse guy but other than that its perfect.
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2.4 hrs
Posted: June 7
I know this game is old, heck over 10 years OLD, but it is AWESOME :V
It has a great pixelart work, nice stage design, cool music and really creative bosses :v
i recomend this game to who likes action plataformers so give it a shot :v
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1.7 hrs
Posted: May 15
This was just mindless fun with some intuitive design. I loved every second of it.
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