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Yo! Noid! 2: Enter the Void is a Fan Sequel to Yo! Noid created for the New Jam City game jam in 2017. The game is a 3D platform game with wall-running and grappling mechanics with five large levels and a hub world.

The game starts when The Noid's yo-yo is stolen. After recovering it, he finds himself in the titular Noid Void, a strange place where pizza toppings and sauces are sentient beings. One of them informs Noid that their Heavenly Spire, a literal tower of pizzas, was stolen, and Noid decides to pursue the thief, recover the pizzas, and go home. There isn't much more to the plot without getting into spoilers.

The game can be downloaded for free here. The soundtrack is also available here.

This game contains the following tropes:

  • Antepiece:
    • In Plizzanet, you're required to go to the Noid Core to get a key, and this area has new gravity physics, as it's a small spherical platform. After using the key to ride a rocket to the Noid Roid, you'll have to deal with the same gravity, but with actual platforming this time.
    • One section in the final stage just before the end requires you to break a giant glass monitor, which requires grabbing one of the nearby dice with the Noid's yo-yo and spinning in circles to launch it with enough force to break the screen. This comes right before the Final Boss fight where you have to do the same thing in more tense circumstances.
  • Big Bad: The one who stole Noid's yo-yo and the Leaning Tower of Pizzas is Mike Hatsune, the father of Hatsune Miku who wants to kill Noid so Miku can replace him as Dominos' mascot.
  • Bilingual Bonus: One of the NPCs is a pineapple slice named Anais, a reference to "ananas", the French (and Spanish, in some countries) word for pineapple.
  • Building Swing: The Noid's yo-yo can latch on to certain targets and grapple from them.
  • Double Jump: Cappy can do this, although the second jump doesn't get quite as much height as the first.
  • Easter Egg: If you manage to get to the edge of the world and skybox in the Noid Void, you can look beyond it and be greeted with another skybox, made of pizza.
  • Elaborate Underground Base: Unique variation in that the base is inside a mechanical planet, the Void Core. It is a humongous facility with TV screens showing the face of the Big Bad, Hatsune Mike.
  • Eternal Engine: Swing Factory, which seems to make pizza, is rife with swinging and rotating platforms, wall-jumps, and sky-high navigation.
  • Follow the Money: The collectible pieces of pepperoni mostly serve the purpose of telling you where to go. Their only other use is to replace the pizza boxes in the Noid Void (that act as level entrances and steps to the final level) with golden versions if you collect all of them in one level.
  • Game of The Year Edition: Parodied. The post-launch updated version bears the subtitle of "Game of a Year Edition".
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: The Noid can use his yo-yo as such to swing from things.
  • Gravity Screw: The gimmick of the Noid Roid in Plizzanet is that you're on a much smaller planet, with gravity effects similar to Super Mario Galaxy. The rocket trip that brings you there shows that the main planet was also spherical, but it's big enough that you won't notice it.
  • Green Hill Zone: Pizzanet is a lush, grassy area with lost of water, and although it, Swing Factory, and Domino Dungeon can be done in any order, Pizzanet is the easiest of the three. Turns into a Space Zone at the end when Noid visits the Noid Roid.
  • Holler Button:
    • The humanoid Noids have a dab button, and they emit small noises whenever they dab. With controller support, your dabs can even have pressure-sensitivity.
    • Played straighter with Cappy; since he has no arms to dab with, he just says "Noid".
  • Hub Level: The Noid Void, a large, barren area with some pizza boxes that act as portals to the other levels in the game.
  • Immediate Sequel: The game is set after the Noid claims his pizzas for saving New York in the original game, only for his yo-yo to be stolen.
  • It's All Upstairs From Here: The Void Core has a section resembling the inside of a tower as the main part of the level, and Noid must climb the tower.
  • Lock and Key Puzzle: Locked doors are present in Domino Dungeon and Plizzanet. The puzzle is finding the keys.
  • Mood Whiplash: The first level of the game is a relatively normal affair, with colorful graphics and cheery music. As soon as you finish it, you end up in the "Noid Void", and the game's existential theme and creepy ambience appears out of nowhere.
  • Mooks, but no Bosses: Inverted: There is only one enemy in the game, the Big Bad and Final Boss Mike Hatsune. The rest of the characters that appear in the game are harmless NPCs.
  • My Name Is ???: The listed name for the final level.
  • New Game Plus: Game of a Year Edition adds in this mode as an unlockable feature after completing the game once, allowing you to choose different playable characters.
  • Nostalgia Level: The first level is another rising-and-sinking dock set in New York, just like the original game's first level, and its music is even a remix of that level's theme.
  • "Open!" Says Me: Entering the final level requires the Noid to rip off the fortress's front door with his yo-yo.
  • Retraux: The game looks like a PlayStation 1 era game, and its default appearance makes it look like you're playing off of a CRT TV.
  • Second Hour Superpower: At the end of the first level, the Noid recovers his yo-yo, which allows him to tether and grapple things.
  • Secret Character: The additional characters for New Game Plus have to be unlocked in various ways:
    • Mr. Green: Complete the game once.
    • Fast: Collect all pepperonis in the game.
    • Cappy: Find all of the hidden Chickens in the game.
    • Mikoid: Complete the game as the other four characters.
  • Serious Business: Pizza, for the residents of the Void. They act like it's the End of an Age now that there's no pizza anymore.
  • Space Zone: The Noid Roid, a sub-area within Pizzanet, is a giant planet-like asteroid that is navigated in a very similar manner to planets in Super Mario Galaxy.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The character select menu for Game of a Year Edition has a few:
      • The default Noid is "None Pizza", a reference to the infamous "None Pizza with Left Beef" meme.
      • "The Return" lets you play as a Noid who wears green, jumps higher, wiggles his legs while jumping, and skids to a stop, making him a clear parallel to Luigi. Additionally, his name in text boxes is "Mr. Green", confirming that he's the antagonist of the original game.
      • Crust 40 has you play as a Sonic-like Noid called "Fast".
      • The pill-shaped Noid is selected through the "Proto Man" option. According to the text boxes, his name is Cappy.
    • In Swing Factory, there's a platform near the start with 4 notches, pepperonis in 3 of those notches, and a rock nearby. Putting the rock in the empty notch causes a mushroom named Oroki to appear, who says "Yahaha! You found me!"
    • The final boss of the game is a blue-haired man named Mike Hatsune, who makes reference to creating a "vocal Noid". This is a reference to Scott Oelkers, the Real Life president of Domino's Japanese branch, who was infamous for appearing in a promotional video for a 2013 collaboration between Domino's and Vocaloid in Japan. The arena you fight Mike in, featuring red and blue flashing tiles, is based on the dance floor used in the Pizza Stage Live app released for the collaboration. Distorted snippets of the promotional video can also be heard in the final level.
      • Game of a Year Edition even adds in the playable character "Mikoid", which is the Noid cosplaying as Miku, complete with her square ponytail holders for his ears.
  • Stylistic Suck: Intentionally designed to look like a PlayStation 1 game with jagged polygons and levels floating in some kind of void, despite being made in 2017, with some extra meme quality thrown in for good measure.
  • Super-Speed: "Fast", otherwise known as Crust 40, has the speed to match his inspired appearance.
  • Temple of Doom: Domino Dungeon fits the mold, filled with archaic architecture, desert-level-inspired music, Lock and Key Puzzles, and devious traps.
  • Title Drop: When characters talk in the game, "Yo!" is appended in front of their name. Naturally, this results in "Yo! Noid" when the Noid himself speaks.
  • Title Scream: Only the "Yo! Noid" part is shouted, though.
  • Variable Mix: Most stages have songs that change instrumentation depending on where you are in the level. For example, Swing Factory has rock music that becomes jazz when you enter an indoors area.
  • Wall Jump: One of the moves the Noid can do.
  • Wall Run: The Noid can initiate this by jumping at an angle towards a wall. It's not good at going up, but it covers nice horizontal distance and he can jump into another wall run if there's more walls nearby.
  • The Very Definitely Final Dungeon: The Void Core, accessed after restoring the Leaning Tower of Pizza and going on top. It is a small, metal planet that has a dark, Elaborate Underground Base lined with TVs; the dungeon requires you to ascend to the top to face Mike Hatsune, the man who built everything.