- Publisher: Nickervision Studios
- Release Date: Jan 22, 2016
A throwback to the classic quarter eating arcade games of the 80's. Bit Blaster XL is a retro styled, addictive, and fast paced arcade shoot 'em up! (shmup).
Your ship can not stop moving; so you must turn it left and right and use your boost/brake to keep from crashing into an everA throwback to the classic quarter eating arcade games of the 80's. Bit Blaster XL is a retro styled, addictive, and fast paced arcade shoot 'em up! (shmup).
Your ship can not stop moving; so you must turn it left and right and use your boost/brake to keep from crashing into an ever increasing amount of enemies.
Your ship is always shooting, so make sure to pick up more ammo and the wide variety of awesome power ups and pick ups to help you survive longer.
Get the highest score you can while collecting coins to buy more ships that are faster, shoot faster, or have more shields.… Expand
- Developer: Nickervision Studios
- Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shoot-'Em-Up, Top-Down
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Jun 28, 2019Part of my under $1 space shooter games on Steam review series.
Bit Blaster XL gives a lot of bang for your buck and is one of the olderPart of my under $1 space shooter games on Steam review series.
Bit Blaster XL gives a lot of bang for your buck and is one of the older Steam low priced arena shooters. The game pits you against enemies that come from the sides and the player controls a spaceship which must blast them out of the air. You can collect coins to unlock more ships which control differently and some have more shields/hitpoints. Once the ships are unlocked the game doesn't have a lot more to compel you to play other than score chasing for leaderboard places.
The game is always fun to pick up and play but doesn't have some of the features such as challenges, and co-op mode that other low-cost Steam game's like Super Mega Space Blaster Special have. Overall the game is a lot of fun and well worth the money.… Expand
Jul 15, 2018Aside of the amazing fun provided by this old school 'asteroid-like', the game is super useful in short 5-minute sessions while you've beenAside of the amazing fun provided by this old school 'asteroid-like', the game is super useful in short 5-minute sessions while you've been working on your PC (like I do).
It's really bringing back that asteroid no-brainer feeling while keeping all your thinking cognitively busy. I'm like basically 6 hours a day in front of my PC and I've found Bit Blaster XL to make it easier to focus afterwards by turning off the heavy thinking while I put my concentration on not getting hit while reaching the highest score. I swear this game would really be effective for testing human cognition.
Addictive, amazing weapons and gameplay, old school, cheap. Really, buy it.… Expand
Jun 30, 2016Bit Blaster XL is a perfect example of how to make a great little indie-game. First pick a classic genre, in this case space shooters. PickBit Blaster XL is a perfect example of how to make a great little indie-game. First pick a classic genre, in this case space shooters. Pick a gimmick or two to make your game stand out from other similar titles. Finally, give the player a some motivation to continue playing beyond just for high-scores. One easy way to achieve this is via a light progression system. Bring all that together like this game does and you're destined for success.
The developer's motto "live, die, retry" becomes quite apparent very quickly. Bit Blaster is a space shooter similar the classic Asteroids. There are various meteors, bombs, and spaceships coming at you from both sides of the screen. The longer you survive the more stuff gets thrown at you. Its usually not much more than two or three minutes till you're overwhelmed and you're ship is destroyed. You'll want to keep jumping right back into the action because with the aid of the various weapons you'll know there is potential to do better.
The weapon and ammo system is one of the features that really stands out about this game. You have one ammo base that carries across for all the different weapons including your standard gun. In order to get more ammo you'll either have to pick it up from destroying the objects around you or grabing new weapons. Once you pick up a weapon you're stuck with it unless your ship gets hit, runs out of ammo, or you pick up a different weapon. There are classic weapons like rapid fire, scattershot, and homing missiles as well as unique ammo that either explodes, bounces, or tears through multiple enemies.
To help keep you motivated you earn coins as you play which will unlock you new ships. The first couple ships offer a specific selling points such as extra speed or multiple shields. As you unlock the later ships they are pretty much straight up upgrades of previous models. By the end of the game there will probably just one or two clear favorites you usually stick with if you choose to keep playing. There is some incentive to go back to the other ships as each has their own leader-boards for high-scores.
Either you like retro space shooters or you don't. If you do Bit Blaster is definitely worth checking out. The various weapons and ships make it quite an enjoyable game that can be hard to put down. Since it is rather light you may not be very motivated to keep playing after unlocking all the ships but you'll still have had enough fun up to that point to have made the purchase worth wild. There are bits that need blasting, how much more need I say.… Expand
Jan 26, 2021Oynanış: 30/40
Sesler ve Müzikler: 7/10
Feb 15, 2019A cheap but cheerful take on the classic Asteroids except with more ships to choose from and weapons too. If shmups aren't your thing,A cheap but cheerful take on the classic Asteroids except with more ships to choose from and weapons too. If shmups aren't your thing, especially if they're retro-styled and lacking much depth, then Bit Blaster XL might not be worth a look but considering it's only $1 and you even get a free soundtrack to boot, I doubt it. Recommended.… Expand
May 26, 2019A really fun retro pixel art shooter. It is great value for money at less than a dollar. Unlock spaceships to shoot with and blast more badA really fun retro pixel art shooter. It is great value for money at less than a dollar. Unlock spaceships to shoot with and blast more bad guys to get higher scores. Simple but addictive fun.… Expand
Mar 18, 2018Soundtrack: 7/10
Story: None Gameplay: 6/10 The soundtrack is nice, fast tempo chiptune. The graphics are pixel art, butSoundtrack: 7/10
The soundtrack is nice, fast tempo chiptune. The graphics are pixel art, but nothing too unique or impressive. The gameplay is veryu fun for a short time. This is a fun arcade game to play for a little while
Overall: 6/10… Expand