Bit.Trip Runner Wii

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 70
    Bit.Trip Runner is glorious to behold and hear, but when it comes time to play it is often a frustrating experience.
  2. No matter how much you try to like it, the price of 'winning' will be spending the rest of your days gently rocking in the corner.
  3. games(TM)
    70
    When Runner hits its stride, you'll end stages wanting to high-five the dev team and probably yourself as well. [Aug 2010, p.120]
  4. Edge Magazine
    50
    Commander Video needs to be the bigger rectangle and step aside for the two final planned installments. [July 2010, p.103]
  5. Easy to handle, Bit.Trip Runner got nice graphics as well and a hypnotic music score.

Awards & Rankings

#37 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Jan 8, 2011
    0
    Never in my life have i been more frustrated. While it looks and sounds okay It is just to frustrating to recomend . Seriously, avoid thisNever in my life have i been more frustrated. While it looks and sounds okay It is just to frustrating to recomend . Seriously, avoid this game unless you like to be frustrated Full Review »
  2. Dec 6, 2010
    6
    Bit.Trip Runner is, obviously, the fourth game in the Bit.Trip series, and it pretty much stands out from the rest, but not by much. While theBit.Trip Runner is, obviously, the fourth game in the Bit.Trip series, and it pretty much stands out from the rest, but not by much. While the gameplay is simple enough, the difficulty curve tends to become difficult to scale as time goes on, eventually making some levels require super-human reflexes, which, unfortunately, some of us lack when all we really want is to advance through the game, which is absolutely frustrating.

    The good things about this game is the music within the game, which is quite fun to listen to, when you're not forced to listen to the same loop over and over again when you're stuck on one level. The art is quite good too, mixing 8-bit-like sprites with a 3-D world.

    In short, an okay game, but 800 Wii points is just too much for a frustrating game such as this.
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  3. Jan 29, 2014
    9
    It's hilariously good. The environment reacts on every obstacle you pass and after some time you find yourself bouncing in the rhythm as theIt's hilariously good. The environment reacts on every obstacle you pass and after some time you find yourself bouncing in the rhythm as the game takes you with it. Full Review »