Yo! Noid is a platform game developed by Now Production and was published by Capcom and was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System and PlayChoice-10 in 1990 to advertise the mascot of Domino's Pizza in the 1980s. It is actually a reskin of the Japan-exclusive Kamen no Ninja Hanamaru, also developed by Now Production.
Why It’s Noid
- The character on the title screen looks ugly and disgusting to look at and looks like a Superman reject character.
- Spelling errors: For example, Mayor is misspelled as "Mayer". Did the developers of this game really mess up on the spelling when they made this?
- Why bother making this for the NES when the SNES was out just after this game's release? And to add insult to injury, some of the characters look like characters that belong in the Looney Tunes Universe, with some of the characters that look so dull and ugly.
- Major plot holes: Examples being at the final level, where you have to whack a generic villain that looks like a King Kong reject. What kind of sense does that make anyway?
- Boring, mediocre levels that make Mario Is Missing and Hotel Mario look like a generic platforming game by comparison.
- One of the boss fights involves a Whack-A-Mole a battle which makes no sense, to begin with. And to add insult to injury, some of the enemies in those fights look like Charlie The Robot from the Scooby-Doo franchise.
- This game has the nerve to give you a penalty for one hit. ONE HIT! Once you're hit, you're dead.
- To further prove a point, not only does this game give you a penalty for one hit, but you also have to start all over again.
The Only Redeeming Quality
- A fan-made sequel of this game called Yo! Noid 2: Enter the Void is a lot more enjoyable than this.