Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Mar 10, 2011
    95
    Any Wii owner who is even mildly interested would do well to pick Bit.Trip FLUX up.
  2. Mar 4, 2011
    95
    Bit.Trip FLUX is perfect.
  3. Mar 13, 2011
    91
    It's made for longer sessions of slowly learning patterns and improving, until suddenly you break through a pattern that looked impossible at first, second, and third glances.
  4. Apr 19, 2011
    90
    Even if it's just a remake of the first chapter, Bit.Trip Flux represents the climax of the series and a very appropriate conclusion for the wonderful videogaming experience that Bit.Trip is.
  5. Mar 8, 2011
    90
    Because of its genuine old-school vibe and high difficulty level, gamers new to the Bit.Trip series may be immune to Flux's charms. But if you're up to the challenge and are looking for a downloadable title with a true retro feel with some stellar, rave-inspiring music, you will have a blast with Bit.Trip Flux.
  6. Mar 4, 2011
    90
    Flux tries to return to the origin of the series, in a risky but interesting twist which achieves to engage the player. It mantains the high difficulty level of all the series, but changes some gameplay features that eliminate frustration.
  7. Feb 28, 2011
    90
    A satisfying ending to one of WiiWare's few success stories and an inspired mix of retro and modern presentation and gameplay.
  8. Feb 24, 2011
    90
    BIT.TRIP FLUX is a great example of how old-school video gaming can be every bit as relevant today as it was 30 years ago and provides the perfect ending to one of the most unique and engaging video game series ever created.
  9. 85
    Bit.Trip Flux is greater than the sum of its parts, though. It might be very similar to Gaijin Games' first title, but it shows growth - both in the character arc of Commander Video and the evolution of the series.
  10. Mar 4, 2011
    85
    Excepting the continued unfortunate lack of online support, Bit.Trip Flux is in every way an improvement over the original Bit.Trip Beat. It's a worthy sequel to the title that started it all, and a welcome way to bring this two-year WiiWare journey to a close.
  11. Mar 17, 2011
    83
    For my part, Flux and its five forebears offer something totally unique within the video game world – a breath of fresh air that is especially welcome on a service like WiiWare. If you're ready for a challenge, give the game a try.
  12. A fitting way to end a sensational bunch of games. [Apr 2011, p.91]
  13. May 8, 2011
    75
    Absolutely brutal, but politely, addictively so. [June 2011, p.85]
  14. Mar 4, 2011
    70
    But as ultra hardcore as Flux remains, concessions have finally been introduced, such as checkpoints, and the ability to select each mission at your leisure.
  15. Apr 23, 2011
    40
    It looks and sounds good, but it's as shallow and frustrating as a conversation with Louie Spence. [Apr 2011, p.79]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 8, 2011
    9
    This game is great. It's not my absolute favorite of the 6 Bit.Trip games, but it is a ton of fun for the price. Basically Flux is Beat with lots of small improvements - the balance of difficult vs easy sections is much better, you can make a lot more mistakes and still keep going, the graphics are better, etc, etc.

    Honestly there's not a whole lot I can say in favor of this game besides saying it is Bit.Trip.Beat 2.0, but that is enough for me. If you only ever buy one Bit.Trip game, get Runner, but if you're like me, and enjoy all 7 games Gaijin has published so far, you'll love this one.

    Graphics: 10/10 (for the Wii, and Gaijin games in general)
    Sound: 10/10 (these games are *all* about the music and FX and this release does not dissapoint)
    Gameplay: 8/10 (a little dissapointed this is a remake more than an original game, but it is still extremely fun!)

    Overall: 9/10. Buy it, you won't regret it.
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