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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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
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.1 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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8 of 10 people (80%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
A great little game. It's very short, but has additional content and replayability (for speed and/or points). Nice controls and interesting bosses with multiple stages.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
I have beaten the game twice at roughly an hour each playtrhough and I highly reccomend it. For the small price it's worth it. It's quite fun, and you can unlock more characters (I think 2? ) that play slightly differently.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
I just love everything about this game, graphics are beautiful, the soundtrack has some really nice themes and the mouse-based gameplay is awesome. The story is basic but the characters alone are likable and add a lot to the fun.

Only bad point is the length, even with the other characters and secrets to find you can see it all quite fast.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Very Fun but very very short game. I would not pay too much for it just because it is one of the shortest games I have played an a long time. Old school vide, good music. No controller support that I am aware of and since I am a key board masher it killed my hands..but it was short so it didn't kill them too bad.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
First off, this is a very accessible game and is a blast to play. You just click to attack and dash/jump/kick. The environments and enemies are well-designed. The boss battles are the highlight of the game, but they can be a pain.

Like all good boss battles, there are certain patterns that you need to figure out rather than just button-mashing. However, the game actually punishes you for not getting it right away. You could be doing well in the level, fail to figure out the boss pattern quick enough, die, and if you "continue" in any way, it reloads from the nearest checkpoint, rendering it nearly impossible to avoid a "D" grade. While it makes sense for the score to reset after death, there should also be the option to restart a level from the beginning for players to "redeem themselves" in that particular level. You could just do a second playthrough, but the sole incentive of beating high scores isn't enough motivation imo to play through this game more than once. Might be different if this game had achievements however.

Apart from this minor complaint, there is little else wrong with the game. I would recommend it for everything it does well -- the fun of beating things up, the music, graphics, and the barely comprehensible but awesome sounding story. If you enjoyed the demo, then you wouldn't be doing yourself a disservice to buy this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Gunstar Heroes on crack.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
A little gem by Konjak. If you like things on the line of Gunstar Heroes, it won't disappoint you-
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
fun game better than most triple A games these days
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Fun pixel metroidvania sidescroller. Original control scheme that requires a mouse and keyboard. A little disorientating at first but a very polished and pretty looking pixel game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Awesome art and gameplay, solo dev. 10\10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
This game is so fun! you move with the keyboard and you fight with the mouse...using what are essentially motion controls that use the directional input from the mouse tracking. LMB attacks, RMB puts up a shield; but there are other attacks that become much more intuitive as you play. Definitely the kind of game you'd want to spend a good chunk time with in one session. I haven't beaten it yet, though I have the feeling that it's rather short- as, on the easy level, you kick so much ♥♥♥. I'll pick up the first when it's on sale- but only because NL2: D is that kind of game that feels like a labor of love, takes advantage of modern control input in a way that is challenging and fun, and is so damn cute whilst maintaining that intense, retro, NES-hard gameplay.

For 5 bucks, the develoepers deserve it.

But, get it on sale if you want an awesome game for when you don't have a controller handy.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
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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19 of 22 people (86%) 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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15 of 17 people (88%) 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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9 of 10 people (90%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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