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Avoid the Noid (PC) review


"Dominos wanted to advertise their pizza in more than just commercials on television, or in newspaper aids. Instead they created a classic videogame for the old PC, in which you would have to avoid the noid. A Noid was this little pink bunny like creature that would try to keep you from delivering your pizza to the 200+ story building (I have no clue how long this game actually went for). It was fun and addictive, and while it really didn't hook me into Dominos pizza I did love the game. "



Dominos wanted to advertise their pizza in more than just commercials on television, or in newspaper aids. Instead they created a classic videogame for the old PC, in which you would have to avoid the noid. A Noid was this little pink bunny like creature that would try to keep you from delivering your pizza to the 200+ story building (I have no clue how long this game actually went for). It was fun and addictive, and while it really didn't hook me into Dominos pizza I did love the game.

STORY (3/5): Dang those Noids. I have to deliver my pizza to the top of the apartment building, and here they are trying to stop me from doing my job as a delivery boy. Bah!

GRAPHICS (9/10): You have to give credit to the fact of how old this game is. It was copywrited in 1989 and only made in floppy discs (Those big black, bendable things). My new computer cannot handle those discs anymore, but this game was made for a computer without windows, and just the big black screen. For that time, the graphics are wonderful. The noids look really good, as do the effects of their weapons. No one can truly dislike the looks of hatred on the Noids face, as they blow you up on the phone.

SOUND (7/10): It was one track for about every 30 stories. You would then reach an even harder area, which the music would get downright freaky. This was an old game, and sound was not at all important but it fit in well. The music fit the background, and well the Noids laugh was fairly annoying, but it was supposed to be.

GAMEPLAY (57/60): You are a pizza delivery boy, and using the keyboard you will need to dive, run, and hide in every elevator possible to avoid letting the noids touch you. You also will need to find keys to move on, and where do you get some of the keys, in the phones, which are boobing trapped by Noids. So by careful answering the phone, although you will be forced to later on.

Each stage consists of three floors, in which the farther stages you reach the more noids will invade these floors. Nothing is more insane then the very later stages when the Noids will start attacking you with the flame throwing, and other weapons. So you aren't just avoiding Noids but their bullets as well. You cannot defeat noids, you just need to run as well as you can by jumping then rolling under them. The game gets harder as you go along, and yet the entertainment of the skill level needed is always there.

REPLAYABILITY (9/10): I played Avoid the Noid day in and day out for years. The game was fun, and each experience could take up to 30 minutes in my later years. Each stage was quick, although nerve racking, and you would hide in the elavators, but the game was fast paced and fun, making it one you just could pick up and keep on playing. Only problem is once you got real good, the early floors were a bore.

DIFFICULTY (4/5): The game was easy to begin with and gradually each floor would get more chaotic, and more difficult. The Noids would be more armed, and you will need to rack your brains to get through.

VINTAGE VALUE (+1): I mean; there is no other version of Avoid the Noid. If you don't own this one, you do not know what you are missing. I still have the game in its beat out box, praying Dominos would make a new one. But they won't so I have to hold this one close.

OVERALL (90/100): In truth Avoid the Noid was an extremely well made game. It was created to advertise a pizza, but the game became nearly a legend in it's time. Alot of people have played Avoid the Noid when it was first out, and most of them enjoyed it. It is easily understandable because Avoid the Noid is a classic in it's own right.

Rating: 9.0/10

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Community review by ratking (February 09, 2003)

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