The wonderful joy of 6 bit trip games... from home to home... And now you can play all six bit trip games on a hand-held device, without the need of a cable. And with a downloadable version of Bit Trip Saga which got released on December 20 for only $15, it will be a deal price with five games all together. Rather then that, the game starts with Commander Video, the protagonist. Some of these games will become your favorite. Others won't be... mostly Bit Trip Void is people's least favorite.(Void is my favorite game) As you go through the adventure of Commander Video, you will either cry or laugh(depends if you love him or not) at a certain point... It's a sad part... But this game is worth it, for a low price. This game is a fun and interesting game, but if you want more stuff like art and challenges, you should get the Wii version, called 'Bit Trip Complete.'
The new control variations offer a fresh spin on the games, and despite looking absolutely amazing on the small screen of the 3DS, the frame rate issues do end up bringing down the overall experience a bit. Ultimately, BIT.TRIP is still one of the best gaming series to come out of this generation, but you can't help but feel that this 3DS compilation could have been much better with a little more polish.
I'm giving 8.5 to Bit.Trip Runner and adding 0.5 because of everything else.
Saga includes a great port of the game Bit.Trip Runner, but doesn't add anything new. The game contains 3 challenging somewhat-big worlds.
The other 5 games in the collection seemed like mediocre mini-games compared to Runner.
Runner is a great game, but I would have preferred to just have Runner; either alone through 3DSWare, or an extended version in Saga.
I like Saga, but I would recommend getting Bit.Trip Runner (alone on a different platform) over this.
The Bit.Trip series has always been a shining example **** indie game, and being able to play any of the bit.trip games portably on a Nintendo DS is a pretty awesome thing. Bit.Trip Saga gives you all of the great bit.trip games in one place, and then puts some pretty impressive 3d through it as well. The games all run smoothly, and the 3ds controls work great - especially those changed to use the touch screen. The 3d is subtle - about as noticeable as in the 3d classics games, but still great quality. The Games are all fantastic, but this compilation suffers from a lack of extras. Bit.Trip complete on the wii contains bonus levels for all the games, and comes bundled with the soundtrack, as well as containing video extras, but this collection is simply the games. Overall, a great game.
I've been putting off this review for quite some time and for good reason. My significant other purchased, played and clobbered the original bit.trip games for the Wii console, and I was looking forward to getting my hands on them as well in the portable format I so greatly prefer. I've actually grown attached to the soundtrack in its entirety, being a fan of some hardcore electronica, glitchcore, and 8-bit symphonic. I don't think I've ever been quite so let down in my life by anything. I've since even played through the originals in the console, and to call them significantly better is somewhat of an understatement. FATE is completely unplayable, since I'm left handed, and no effort to give those like me any chance at it was made whatsoever. Worse yet, it's by far one of my favorites of the series. RUNNER has a similar unplayability. A tiny amount of lag changes much of the timings, and said lag only gets worse as one plays. Even turning off and leaving off the 3D functionality entirely doesn't end it, prevent it or even limit it much. If you want to play the bit.trip series, stick with the Wii version, and pass this up. Just like I said of Sega and the Sonic Classics collection, I say deservedly for bit.trip saga on the 3DS: If you're going to do it, do it right, or just don't do it.
SummaryAll six BIT.TRIP games are transformed into 3D, morphing into a single entity called /BIT.TRIP SAGA/. Experience the crushing difficulty of the rhythmic galaxies and ride along the long journey with CommanderVideo as he completes his mission and returns...home.