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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 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. 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. The aesthetic pulled me in and the addicting game play kept me going until my arms could take no more. Bit.Trip Beat is one of the better retro games released this year.
  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. 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.
  5. BitTrip Beat certainly makes for an atmospheric, pulse pounding experience, but it's not one that comes easily. [June 2009, p.128]
  6. Someone finally finds something interesting to do with Pong, with this excellent retro homage.
  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:
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  1. franklynr
    Mar 18, 2009
    Pong+Rez*rotating controls= dynamic F.U.N. 10 out of 10 from me.
  2. TreB
    Mar 20, 2009
    Awesome game. One of the best on the Wii (including retail or Wiiware).
  3. jammer
    Mar 21, 2009
    I love this game. Well worth 600 points.
  4. Mar 17, 2011
    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 other Bit.Trip games Expand
  5. Dec 25, 2011
    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. Commander video deserves to be up there with other Indie game mascots. A must have Wii Ware game. Collapse