Bit.Trip Beat Wii

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  • Summary: [WiiWare] 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[WiiWare] 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. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    91
    A dream come true for retro- and technofreaks. It blends Pong and 8-bitesque bemani game into something, that is a lot more than the sum of its parts. [Aug 2009]
  2. All in all, the game is must-play for anyone studying game design and/or fans of high-pressure gameplay. Bit.Trip Beat feels like a an intentional deconstruction of videogames as a whole, with all forms of complexity stripped away in favor of delivering a simple, concentrated experience. This lack of pretense isn't totally new; WarioWare and Shadow of the Colossus both went for it in their own ways, but never to this extreme.
  3. About the only downside to having a game as much fun to play as Bit.Trip.Beat is that with only 3 levels, you'll definitely be left wanting more.
  4. Someone finally finds something interesting to do with Pong, with this excellent retro homage.
  5. 80
    Overall the experience is pretty entertaining, and at a price point of $6 it’s tough to pass up. With that being said, players expecting too much might be let down, as the game is three tracks total (basically 200 points a song, which is the same as any Rock Band DLC really), and it’s all about replaying them and getting better scores.
  6. 80
    This is the first in the series of Bit.Tip titles brought to you by Gaijin Games and they knock it out of the park with a great first title. Solid controls, four player co-op play, enjoyable music and old school visuals that will make anyone smile. This is a must download for the Wii.
  7. Going past its flaws, Bit.Trip Beat is a solid buy for 600 Wii Points. It's a fitting revival of one of the oldest, yet most memorable, games ever - this time for the 2000s.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. franklynr
    Mar 18, 2009
    10
    Pong+Rez*rotating controls= dynamic F.U.N. 10 out of 10 from me.
  2. TreB
    Mar 20, 2009
    10
    Awesome game. One of the best on the Wii (including retail or Wiiware).
  3. jammer
    Mar 21, 2009
    10
    I love this game. Well worth 600 points.
  4. Mar 17, 2011
    10
    This game will make your head explode. In a good way. Nothing like it, check it out - it's even multiplayer, unlike any (I think) of the otherThis game will make your head explode. In a good way. Nothing like it, check it out - it's even multiplayer, unlike any (I think) of the other Bit.Trip games Expand
  5. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    I felt the Beat and I love the nostalgic trip into this musical universe of this masterpiece. What a game to kick off a series. CommanderI felt the Beat and I love the nostalgic trip into this musical universe of this masterpiece. What a game to kick off a series. Commander video deserves to be up there with other Indie game mascots. A must have Wii Ware game. Expand

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#69 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009