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BIT.TRIP BEAT is a rhythm game that brings retro action into the present, letting you use the motion-sensing Wii Remote controller to bounce beats.

Retro visuals, classic game play, four-player multiplayer and an 8-bit soundtrack will get you in the zone and rock your world. The challenges are mighty, but if you can stay cool as the difficulty increases, you'll discover the beginnings of the BIT.TRIP saga.

Game Review


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Posted by Corbie Dillard

Feel the beat!

It seems nowadays if you want to revive a classic videogame idea, you only need add in some pulsing musical beats and some flashy background visuals in order to do so. The creators of Lumines managed to revive the stale "falling blocks" puzzler...

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User Comments (46)



ness said:

Sounds really, really great to me =).

Reminds me of the awesome 'bit generations'-/'Art Style'-series, so i am very interested in the other 4 Bit.Trip games, too.

And yes, a video would be very nice^^.



tkubas1 said:

wow that video realy made me want to get it. If its 500 points and it get a good rating I'm gonna. So catchy.



Corbs said:

The more I see this one, the more interested I become. I still love the original Pong games, so the fact that this one adds the musical aspects to the mix is intriguing to say the least.



Toddr said:

Hopefully swords and soliders will be coming with this as most places say it's coming in feb '09.



KnucklesSonic8 said:

I'm still surprised it hasn't come out yet. But given the fact that both EVASIVE SPACE and SNOWBOARD RIOT were planned for January release and got delayed till the following month, I bet Bit.Trip Beat will come out this Monday, or next!



Objection said:

Well I know games are sent early, I just didnt know they could do that with downloadable games like WW. Anyway, this game is hard.



chahi said:

Dl'ed Bit.Trip Beat, and I can't stop playing it. Probably my favorite Wii game (Wiiware or otherwise). If you like games like Lumines or Rez, you owe it to yourself to play it.



Ho11oWxxMaN said:

I am glad this game is only $6. I have 100 pts, so by adding 1000, it will allow me to buy this and still have 500 left over for an NES title.



Cthuloops said:

This game is really good. Extremely hard too. Best Wii Ware game I've played in a while now.



Wiiperson11 said:

I'm having a problem:
When I beat the first level i go to the 2nd level and I cant complete it, so when I dont wanna play anymore i go to the Wii menu and later I come back to the game to find out that I have to do it again!
Help here!



St3b0 said:

bit trip beat ftw game pownz
and btw europe dosent get ash half as much s america
that just outright sucks



GotWii said:

This game looks cool but the screen noise looks like it could be frustrating. I am just curious about how annoying is all the background noise on the screen. If anyone who has played could give me their opinion that would be great. I am one of the older gamers and often too much image noise makes it too difficult for me to see the actual game elements, and causes too much frustration. Otherwise I think I want this one.

Update: I got this game a while back and thought I would update this post.
This game is very well done for what it is. This retro is a perfect blend of old and new. It’s very hard in a repetitive way meaning, depending on how well you can memorize patterns, as each level plays out exactly the same each time. The scoring method will keep you coming back for more. The screen patterns can really mess with your eyes, but it’s not intolerable and part of the challenge. I love the “near-death” screen instead of just dying it gives you one last chance to save yourself in a 70’s version of the game in Black&White and with beeps for sound. Fill your meter bar and you are saved to continue the game but miss too many and you are done.
The US version is slightly crippled with how the game-saves works you have to achieve a personal best score plus finish the level. It took me several level finishes to finally get a game-save. In fact what I ended up doing was deleting my save file, because I managed to get a great score without finishing a level. Once I deleted it and went through the level I got my game-save that then allows you to jump to the next level at game startup.
Once I finish “Beat” I will be getting “Core” for sure. Great game highly recommended.



CommanderVideo said:

Let it be known that BTB is finally making its way to Europe! Check out our site at www.gaijingames.com for the announcement and spread the word!

Sorry about the wait; but it's coming THIS FRIDAY!
-Alex Neuse



Homer_Simpson said:

Hey, did you guys fix the fact that you need a highscore to save for the EU release? Cause I just passed the first level without a highscore, and it saved.
Anyway, this game is awesome. My one complaint is that the levels are too long which can really mess with your eyesight after a while. I would have preferred 6 levels of half the size...



Jack_Package said:

Bit.Trip: is the type of game I'd expect to see in an art exhibition. And is worth 600 points for the experience alone. That said, this is a game for the hardcore....



Caliko said:

Bit Trip: is a game that can be enjoyed by everyone. whether you're an art enthusiast or just loungin' on the weekends. That said, this is a game for the casual....



nice_shirt said:

Messes with your head in a hurtful way but no one should miss this. Perfectly priced game experiment. This is the kind of software that can make the wii relevant.



Golgo said:

Just beat last level (Growth) with 2,500,000 points. I am a golden god!



LittleIrves said:

Congrats, Golgo. I, too, finally beat Growth for the first time... though I didn't get anywhere near as high a score as you did. I'm like a bronze god or something. My girlfriend kept saying "my eyes are bleeding!" though, which was nice.



Jon2 said:

There isn't a more addictive or more hardcore game on the Wii.



saram50 said:

This is one hard game! However, it brings out the masochist in me because I keep playing it. Very addictive!



Harley said:

This game is incredibly overrated. It's really just a sadist version of Pong on Acid.

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