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Bit.Trip: Beat Coming To WiiWare

Posted by Corbie Dillard

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 sound of the blocks bouncing off of your paddle will even give off musical notes that will blend in with the background music if you time it correctly.

The patterns of the blocks gets increasingly difficult throughout the game, especially during the game's boss battles, so you'll have your work cut out for you if you expect to play through the entire game.

You'll always be able to tell how well your doing by the music and visuals in the background. If you're playing poorly the visuals will be basic black and white visual patterns and the music will only be simple beeps, whereas if you're playing well you'll be treated to much flashier visuals and music.

The game will even allow you to team up with up to 4 other players in a cooperative game play mode for increased intensity.

Beat will only be the first of up to five Bit.Trip releases from the developer, so this game will only be the beginning if things go according to the developer's plans.

We'll have more information on Bit.Trip: Beat as it becomes available, as well as a full review once the game hits the WiiWare service.

Source: GoNintendo

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User Comments (22)

Terra

#1

Terra said:

Not particularly interested so i'd pass on this. Just doesn't appeal to me

ness

#2

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.

Ricardo91

#9

Ricardo91 said:

I love music-based games, but I find Pong to be pretty boring, so this doesn't really tickle my fancy.

AVahne

#11

AVahne said:

pong...with boss battles?nice to see more rhythm games on wiiware, but i want one that uses your own mp3s from your SD card,like something like Audiosurf but for wiiware

Yasume

#13

Yasume said:

Great, I'm pretty sure I'll purchase at least one of the 5 games. I don't know about this one, though. I will wait for a Review.

Javet

#17

Javet said:

There was a viral video for this. (commandervideo.com)
This announcement was a little anticlimactic, but this might end up being fun!

Wiiloveit

#18

Wiiloveit said:

Didn't I suggest a while ago that someone should make a new Pong variant? Anyway's... looks good - can't wait for more info.

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