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Avoid The Noid

DOS - 1989

Also available on: Commodore 64

Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Licensed Title, Platform, Promotional
Publisher ShareData, Inc.
Developer California Merchandising Concepts, Inc.
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.70
4.53 / 5 - 30 votes

Description of Avoid The Noid

Avoid the Noid is an advertisement ploy for Domino's Pizza that is a surprisingly playable game. In one of the earliest advertising tie-ins ever made for PC, you play a pizza delivery boy who must deliver a pizza to Doom Industries. You must deliver the pizza to the top floor in 30 minutes or less, or the customer will get a discount and you will lose your job. While making your way up the floors, you will need to avoid the nasty Noid monster, who roams the building looking for pizzas to munch. Although a straightforward platform game with limited playability (you don't even have weapons), Avoid the Noid has a number of interesting tidbits that keep the game fresh. You will come across floor traps, phonecalls, and various other obstacles that complicate the delivery.

Overall, a nice little game that is strangely compelling and addictive, although I can't quite put my finger on why (must be that subconscious craving for pizza, after all). The Noid and background graphics are surprisingly crisp for its time, and the animations are very smooth. Two thumbs up! Note: This is the very rare EGA (16 colors) version of the game. Big thanks to Robert for this one!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

CooperTeam 2023-11-15 0 point

Interesting, there's an NES platformer game of the same title, and now this adventure-ish/action game.

Steven Pavelish 2022-12-07 1 point

Your pizza Asplode!

Ayush Mishra 2020-12-03 0 point DOS version

I remember beating this game finally back when i was in 4th grade back in 1993 so many memories

cool beans 2019-02-16 0 point

avoid the noid is almost like a personification of that one guy whom you hate

hudsonfu 2016-06-25 1 point DOS version

this is a great game especially for 1989 also this is the first dos game I ever played

Merkley 2015-08-15 1 point


indstr 2014-02-08 1 point DOS version

Awesome! I didn't discover this game until much later (around 1994), but it was actually a great platformer albeit with some very irritating music. Highly recommended!

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