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FATE is the penultimate chapter in the six-part BIT.TRIP series and will leave you wondering what’s next.Key Features: The arrow keys control CommanderVideo while the mouse allows you to fire anywhere on screen! Or if you prefer, plug in a controller for dual-stick shooting action!
Release Date: Jul 11, 2013
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Includes 15 items: BIT.TRIP BEAT, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Bit.Trip Runner Soundtrack, Bit.Trip Beat Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP CORE, BIT.TRIP VOID, BIT.TRIP FATE, BIT.TRIP FLUX, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, BIT.TRIP.CORE Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP.VOID Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP.FATE Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP FLUX Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Soundtrack, Runner2 - Good Friends Character Pack

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FATE is the penultimate chapter in the six-part BIT.TRIP series and will leave you wondering what’s next.

Key Features:

  • The arrow keys control CommanderVideo while the mouse allows you to fire anywhere on screen! Or if you prefer, plug in a controller for dual-stick shooting action!
  • Collect power-ups to call on CommanderVideo’s friends for powerful shot upgrades!
  • A chiptune-inspired dubstep soundtrack helps bring the action to a whole new level!
  • Video game worlds collide with appearances from Super Meat Boy and Mr. Robotube!
  • Chipmusic artist Minusbaby helps set the tone with a special guest appearance!
  • Enjoy brand new Easy and Hard Difficulty Modes!

Ride the vibe in BIT.TRIP FATE to discover where CommanderVideo’s true mission will take him.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 and shader model 3 with 128 MB of memory
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any sound card capable of stereo output
    • Additional:Playing with a keyboard and mouse is recommended.
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Playing with a keyboard and mouse is recommended.

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Open GL 2.1 and shader model 3 with 128 MB of memory
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any sound card capable of stereo output
    • Additional:Playing with a keyboard and mouse is recommended.
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Playing with a keyboard and mouse is recommended.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
936 products in account
51 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
This feels like the most casual of the BIT.TRIP games but still offers a decent difficulty ramp except for the bosses that are more annoying than anything. If you're into the BIT.TRIP games for the music though, this is probably the least "tied" to the musical score so it feels a bit out of place compared to the other games in the series. Decent overall though, definitely worth a buy on sale if you're a fan of the rest.
Posted: June 29th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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21 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
Bit. Trip Fate was highly popular on the Wii’s download service and now, a few years on, the fifth game in the Bit. Trip series has made its way onto the PC via STEAM. Like the rest of the series the game takes a simple idea and enhances it with quirky, retro-style, visuals and music to create something vibrant and fun to play.

This time Commander Video is tasked with traveling along a set path and shooting his way through a set of weird and wonderful stages while dub step inspired 8-bit tunes blast away in the background. A shooter on the surface the game also has a number of similarities to games such as Vib-Ribbon as you are locked into your path and have to react to things as they fly and shoot at you.

Shooting enemies fills up a bar which when full upgrades Commander Video to a more deadly state. This continues to grow until you hit ‘Giga’ and turn into a fully-fledged death dealing machine. Every time you take a hit you drop back to your last form. When you only have one hit left the screen loses its sound and everything begins to become entangled in static. Again, players of titles like Rez will be in familiar territory here and it’s a system that works well for this style of game.

Along the way Commander Video can pick up power ups which enlist the help of some his friends - such as Super Meat Boy or CommandGirl Video. For a limited time these characters then circle our hero and grant him extra powers such as changing his bullets to lasers or one giant blast. It all helps to add to the fun the keep the game ticking along.

Controls are now handled with a combination of keyboard and mouse and they more than match the twin stick control options of the Wii version. The mouse is used to aim and fire while keys control movement left and right along the linear path. It’s simple but effective and allows players to concentrate on building up their high score and keeping Commander Video in his Giga state for as long as possible.

The game isn’t going to last you forever in terms of how long it takes to beat but it does get punishingly difficult as it goes along. When you die you return to the start of the stage and have to go through the whole thing again. This includes if you die while taking on the boss creature at the end of each level so you have to remain alert at all times. As with all the best score attack games though you will likely be drawn back to beat your score again and again.

This brings us onto the only minor issue we really found with the game. Some of the stages just seem to go on for a bit too long to be sent all the way back to the beginning. If there were a few more stages but shorter in length then that might have hit the sweet spot dead on. That said, it’s a minor issue for what is a charming and good natured game.

Bit. Trip Fate is going to provide bite sized chunks of fun for PC owners who need something to play when they have the odd half an hour free. It’s as great now as it was on the Wii when it came out a few years ago and is well worth your time. We can’t help but feel its natural home would be somewhere like the PS Vita but then we are more than happy to play it on any system really.

Overall, it’s a fun and colourful game with a quick witted personality and it will make you smile far more than many other games out there. It’s always fairly safe hands when getting any of the Bit. Trip series and so it remains with this. If you haven’t played it already then you really should be heading off to have a look at it right now.

8/10
Posted: February 4th, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
25 products in account
1 review
1.0 hrs on record
A great and very logical game that is a great pick for those who love challenges. It is very simple but the gameplay is hard. This is a great game to buy as a gift or for yourself, enjoy.
Posted: February 14th, 2014
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
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34 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
Well its pretty fun when your bored i guess
Posted: May 22nd, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
42 products in account
19 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
After playing Runner and Runner 2, I was looking forward to Fate!

.....I'm disappointed. You're STUCK on a rail and with limited freedom of movement. I'd rather be playing Touhou.
Posted: May 5th, 2014
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