BIT.TRIP BEAT

BIT.TRIP BEAT

2009

System
WiiWare
Publisher
Aksys Games
Developer
Choice Provisions

9.2

Game Rating

User Ratings: 5

Our Review: 9/10

BIT.TRIP BEAT News

April2017

October2011

  • Feature A Peek Behind the BIT.TRIP Curtain

    Concept art and inspirational materials pulled straight from the Gaijin Games archives

    Gaijin Games' BIT.TRIP series hits all the right notes for retro game enthusiasts over the course of its six games: Clever and varied design, formidable challenge, pregnant storytelling and an audio/visual style that quotes the days of the Atari 2600 without the...

March2011

  • Features The History of BIT.TRIP, Part 3

    In this installment, Gaijin explains their carefully laid plan for game four's runaway popularity, go through BIT.TRIP hell and reflect on the end of the series.

    Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 of our look at the history of BIT.TRIP and Gaijin Games. EYEBALL REVOLUTION: The team somewhat jokingly chalks RUNNER’s popularity, apart from being very...

  • Features The History of BIT.TRIP, Part 2

    In this installment, Gaijin struggles to find the fun in CORE and crafts what they feel to be a beautiful game in VOID.

    Be sure to read part 1 of our history of BIT.TRIP. ON THE MAP: Luckily for Gaijin, BEAT was a success; had the game tanked then the series would’ve likely gone ahead as planned, but it ensured them that they were on the right...

  • Features The History of BIT.TRIP, Part 1

    In the first part of our look at how the BIT.TRIP series was made, learn how its developer, Gaijin Games, crashed and burned on its first go, how the series formed and why level 3 of BEAT is so visually messed up.

    “Who is the Commander?” The question posed by IGN as the headline for a Dec. 19, 2008 news post on their Wii channel was modest,...

February2011

January2011

December2010

August2010

  • News Gaijin Games Tease Fifth Game in BIT.TRIP Series

    Facebook post outs new instalment...and Wii Zapper support?

    Gaijin Games, the team responsible for creating the retro-styled BIT.TRIP series on WiiWare, is spilling the bits on its latest game. Recent updates on its official facebook page have been dropping cryptic clues as to what is coming next in the series, partially revealing the title of the...

May2010

  • News BIT.TRIP VOID Soundtrack Unleashing a Sonic Attack

    Ten slices of retro bits

    Gamers interested in the gradual release of the BIT.TRIP audio gems will be glad to know Gaijin Games has announced that the official soundtrack to BIT.TRIP VOID can now be purchased via download on the CD Baby Web site, and soon to be on Amazon and iTunes. Alex Neuse, founder of Gaijin Games, goes to describe the soundtrack...

April2010

  • News Go 8-bit Over the Official BIT.TRIP CORE Soundtrack

    Retro gamers get your wallets out

    Fans of the BIT.TRIP series not only enjoy the retro gameplay courtesy of Gaijin Games, but the audio design is some of the best the genre has to offer. Following on from the release of the BIT.TRIP BEAT soundtrack, the BIT.TRIP CORE soundtrack is also now available to purchase. The BIT.TRIP CORE soundtrack features...

January2010

  • News WiiWare Demo Program Demo Ending This Month

    Hurry hurry hurry!

    It had a good run, but Nintendo's temporary WiiWare demo program is coming to an end on January 31st. If you haven't got ahold of the freebies yet then you'd better act fast. According to Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Nintendo sent out a message to online Wii owners that the temporary program will end in three days. Originally...

November2009

  • News WiiWare Demo Program Proving Successful

    Sales boost seen for all games with free trials

    During an early november earnings meeting, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata explained how the company wants to get more people to visit the Wii and DSi Shop Channels and browse around, instead of going in already knowing what they want to get. Iwata then announced the company’s plans to roll out a temporary...

  • News WiiWare Demo Service Now Available Worldwide!

    Which games are available? Read on!

    Some exciting news for all you WiiWare fans out there - you can now access free WiiWare demos through the Shop Channel! Yes, pop on your Wii console and you'll be able to download limited trial versions of selected games. You lucky European and Australian Wii owners can access Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My...

  • News BIT.TRIP BEAT Updated!

    And it's quick and painless.

    If you've taken a look at Gaijin Games' official web site you likely noticed the announcement that their first Bit.Trip release BIT.TRIP BEAT has been updated on the Wii Shop Channel. This update makes a few improvements on the level unlocking scheme and a few other minor improvements. The other good news is that it...

  • News Gaijin Games Releases BIT.TRIP BEAT Soundtrack and Sponsors Blip Festival 2009

    Here's some music for chip tunes fans ears!

    The folks at Gaijin Games have just announced that the official BIT.TRIP BEAT soundtrack is now available for sale via iTunes and CDBaby. The soundtrack features all of the in-game music from BIT.TRIP BEAT from chip-tunes composer BitShifter. You can also check out the press release snippet below for more...

September2009

  • Features Looking Back At BIT.TRIP BEAT, Pt. 2

    What happened?

    Our Looking Back series of features aims to explore prominent Wii and DS titles from conception to reception. First up: Bit.Trip Beat. Continuing on from the first part of our look back at the development process behind WiiWare hit BIT.TRIP BEAT, Alex Neuse of Gaijin Games warns of the dangers of games going soft, explains the...

  • Features Looking Back At BIT.TRIP BEAT, Pt. 1

    Our Looking Back series of features aims to explore prominent Wii and DS titles from conception to reception. First up: Bit.Trip Beat

    With Gaijin Games recently announcing the third game in their psychedelic Bit.Trip series, Void, we felt the series' debut, Beat, deserved another look. In the first part of this inaugural entry, Alex Neuse of Gaijin...

July2009

  • News Gaijin Games Releases BIT.TRIP Teaser

    Can you figure this one out?

    Gaijin Games has dropped off another coded message via this months Nintendo Power magazine for gamers to begin speculating about. You can check out the message below to see if you can make heads or tails of it. Those guys at Gaijin Games sure like to play with our heads, don't they? :D...

  • Talking Point Bit Boy!! Took 50 Times More Work Than Bit.Trip?

    It did according to Bernd Geiblinger of BPlus!

    Over on the official BPlus forums, Bernd Geiblinger, Art Director at Bplus (AKA WiiBoy) posted the following: Now - we fought for the 'PADING'-GameBoy sound on the game start. For the PukiPuki-Sound like you know it from original tetris and Super Mario Land including the hearts in 'PAUSE'. Complete...

April2009

March2009

  • News Video - The Making of Bit.Trip Beat

    Ever wanted to know how Bit.Trip Beat was created and hear it straight from the guys that did it? Well you're in luck. Alex Neuse, CEO of Gaijin games and designer of Bit.Trip Beat, has put together a video giving fans a look inside the creation of one of the most creative WiiWare titles we've seen from the service.

    You can take a look at the video...

  • News USA WiiWare Update: Bit.Trip Beat

    Downloading this week’s WiiWare release might cause some of you to make confused grunting sounds and paw angrily at your Wii Remote, because the retro visuals and 8-bit music of Bit.Trip Beat might suggest to some that they’ve accidently downloaded a Virtual Console release.

    However, you should turn that frown upside down because Aksys Games’ latest WiiWare title is a love-letter to the days..

  • News Bit.Trip.Beat Coming To WiiWare On Monday

    Are you ready to get your funk on? You'd better be, because Aksys Game's Bit.Trip.Beat is coming to the North American WiiWare service on Monday, March 16th.

    Much like Pong, you still move your paddle around by tilting the Wii Remote, but in this unique WiiWare title you'll have to bounce the blocks off your paddle in rhythm with the pumping musical beats the game makes use of. The sound of the..

February2009

  • News Gaijin Games Interview - Bit.Trip Beat

    Bit.Trip Beat looks set to be one of the most original and fun games of 2009 on WiiWare. It’s a clever blend of Atari 2600 visuals, Pong gameplay and a slamming chiptune soundtrack.

    Intrigued by this mysterious looking game we contacted the developers Gaijin Games to find out more. Thankfully the head honcho, Alex Neuse agreed to spill the beans on their upcoming game so you lucky readers can be..

January2009

  • News Bit.Trip Beat To Bring Classic Arcade Gameplay To WiiWare

    It was only a few days ago that we posted the sneak peek from this month’s Nintendo Power which revealed the first of Aksys Games’ retro styled series of games, Bit.Trip Beat which is coming to WiiWare.

    Some people may have thought Capcom were crazy for choosing the 8-bit NES style for Mega Man 9, but Aksys Games appear to be going one step...

  • News Bit.Trip: Beat Coming To WiiWare

    What do you get when you cross the arcade classic Pong with a music/rhythm game? The end result would probably be close to Aksys Game's new WiiWare title Bit.Trip: Beat.

    Much like Pong, you still move your paddle around by tilting the Wii Remote, but in this unique WiiWare title you'll have to bounce the blocks off your paddle in rhythm with the pumping musical beats the game makes use of. The..