Avoid The Noid was a game introduced in the late 80's early 90's. It is a platform style game which has similarities to Commander Keen. It was designed for Commodore 64 and MS DOS. The game was designed to promote the pizza company "Dominos".
In the game you are a pizza delivery boy who must deliver a pizza to "DOOM INDUSTRIES" which is conveniently located at the top of a very tall apartment building that is filled with Noids and other fun traps.
Since the name of the game is in fact Avoid the Noid, you might be wondering how you can do this. You, or your pizza boy, have a number of different ways to avoid that annoying little Noid. These Noid avoiding abilities include, run roll walk and do a kind of flip jump. The player also gets a set of "Noid Avoiders" which are kind of like little Noid bombs. Once the player uses a "Noid Avoider" any Noids that were on the players screen will disappear. The floors of Avoid the Noid are tricky.
Each level has three floors or sections. The player must run to the right side of the screen, get in an elevator which will
take him to floor two, run to the left side of the screen get in an elevator which will take him to floor three, and then run right across the floor to the final elevator which will take him to the next level. In each level there are a many number of traps set up by the Noids. These traps include things such as trap doors. Trap doors will drop you down to the floor before the one you were on. These doors can be very annoying. Other traps include phone bombs. A phone bomb is when you must use the phone and enter a three digit number to obtain a key. If you enter this number wrong, the Noid who is on the phone with you will blow you and your pizza up. Phones are used to find keys. Keys are needed because after the first levels you will find that the elevators are locked. Other traps include pizza seeking rockets and Noids that have rocket launchers. Also watch out for Noids that will leap out of elevators at random to try and destroy your pizza.
Finally, when you finally get to the top floor to the place where you have to deliver the pizza, don’t think you are done. Before you can get into the room and complete the game you have to go to the roof to get keys. While you are on the roof you will be battered with water balloons from Noids in airplanes. You have to be careful because even though the Noids can’t hit himself, the water balloons will ruin the pizza.
Hope you enjoy playing the game.