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The gems of WiiWare collected, plus a soundtrack!,
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This review is from: Bit.Trip Complete - Nintendo Wii (Video Game)I can't blame people for not using Nintendo's WiiWare to download games. It's hard to find games, demos are almost nonexistent, and downloads are slow as molasses. But if you were diligent enough to wade through the shovelware, you might have come across one of the six Bit.Trip games. They've been collected onto one disc and given a ton of bonus modes, difficulty levels, unlockable developer's notes and art, plus an hour-long soundtrack on CD. At a budget price, this is one of the best Wii games I've ever played. It picks up on the best aspects of the Wii, namely intuitive controls (whether you use the Wiimote, Classic Controller, or even Zapper) and stellar multiplayer.
They're all music based retro looking games. They focus on having a simple, intuitive input and reacting to rhythm. Some are like a musical version of pong, an on the rails shooter, or a platformer. But even as different as the play styles are, the music and graphics tie all of the games together beautifully.
Everything about this series makes it seem deceptively simple--the graphics, the controls, the chiptunes. After picking up the controller, it's clear how much effort Gaijin put into each game to make it easy to pick up but difficult (yet still fun) to master.
The WiiWare versions could be brutally hard, but this release added an easy mode and I think that alone makes it worth picking this up on disc.
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Initial post: Oct 11, 2011 5:27:16 PM PDT
J. Bazer says:
You review was quite helpful but I have never played any of the bit.trip games. If you have the time could you please give a little more in depth description of the game play? Thank you so much!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2011 3:44:48 PM PDT
N. Chambers says:
J, The gameplay is quite different across all 6 games. Though, 2 of them are very similar, Beat and Flux. Runner is my favorite, and the best way to describe it would be mario/cannabalt meets rockband. Beat plays like Pong, with a musical twist. All the game are very musically oriented modern takes on atari-esque games. I'd say check out some gameplay videos on youtube or check the demos out on the Wii. Runner is popular enough to warrant a sequel (recently announced) and I can't wait too see what else they make!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 6, 2012 4:15:15 PM PDT
Kent C. Gutschke says:
Runner is a love letter to games like David Crane's ATARI 2600 Pitfall.
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