BIT.TRIP FLUX, the final entry in the BIT.TRIP series, is a return to the paddle-based gameplay that started it all. Whether a hardened BIT.TRIP veteran or a brave new contender, you'll be faced with new challenges that will make even the most experienced BIT.TRIPPERS weep.
User reviews: Mixed (38 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 5, 2014
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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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“...Bit.Trip FLUX is perfect.”
9.5/10 – Destructoid

“...Bit.Trip Flux is in every way an improvement over the original Bit.Trip Beat.”
8.5/10 – IGN

“...Bit.Trip Flux shines as an experiment in nearly pure design.”
8.25/10 – Game Informer

About This Game

The BIT.TRIP series comes full-circle with BIT.TRIP FLUX, CommanderVideo's final adventure.

Get ready for classic paddle-based gameplay as CommanderVideo returns to the source. Whether a hardened BIT.TRIP veteran or a brave new contender, you'll be faced with new challenges that will make even the most experienced BIT.TRIPPERS weep.

Enjoy new challenges presented within the familiar paddle-based gameplay which started the phenomenon called BIT.TRIP.

  • New power-ups including the Fullscreen Paddle!
  • New Beat types including Avoid Blobs!
  • Mid-level checkpoints!
  • Classic BIT.TRIP BEAT gameplay now with all the Modes including the new Meta Mode!
  • Bit Shifter returns as the Chiptune Gueststar!

Ride along with CommanderVideo as he completes his mission and returns... home.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
    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: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any sound card capable of stereo output
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 and shader model 3 with 128 MB of memory
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any sound card capable of stereo output
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Excellent Game. 2nd best port, would have been the best if it had:

Sensitivity controls

The title screen

Fixed music intervals

Really hard game, a game fit for a true BIT.TRIPPER, or any rhythm expert around the world.

Edit: I'm not sure what people are talking about, but on my PC, things are fine, I just had to change my mouse settings, I didn't see any input lag
Posted: June 5
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Another great port of the Bit. Trip Series.
This is an exact port of the Wii version, though I wish it had some of the 3DS enhancements, mainly being able to see the bonus beats.
Mouse is INFINITELY harder than using a stylus on the 3DS.

Really like how the title screen changes from Epiphany's background to the planet from after you beat Catharsis
Posted: June 8
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
So I got ahold of this game today, thanks to ImpishRazor.
Here are my thoughts after playing for nearly one hour. (I've beat it on Wii and 3DS before)

BIT.TRIP FLUX is a simplistic arcade game about blocking "Beats" with your paddle. Kind of like Pong, but only on one side, and with way more balls. It's extremely similar to BIT.TRIP BEAT, go check that out too.
The game itself is pretty fun and challenging while still being fair, thanks to the checkpoint system. The soundtrack is pretty good too (although not really my taste), it's a little different from the chiptunes that the other BIT.TRIP games have. Content is lacking, but the replayability makes up for it. Everything's good so far, so why do I not recommend it?
The port is HORRENDOUS. The first thing I noticed when I started the game is the crazy input delay on my mouse movement. So I opened the options, only to find that there's nearly no settings! No way to disable VSync and not even an option for changing the mouse's sensitivity, which means I had to force disable VSync by changing the game's config files.
With VSync off, the game played mostly fine, but all animations that fade out were played too quickly and one of the powerups was broken and refused to work properly. From what I heard, the first boss also becomes impossible to beat (haha, get it).
I enabled VSync again after that and it was pretty awful. The input lag returned and the game started getting extremely annoying stutters. Not only that, but once I reached Stage 6 on Epiphany (first level), the beats started to pass THROUGH my paddle (!!!) and it screwed up my multiplier. So yeah, it's not very playable with either VSync on or off.
I haven't been able to get past Epiphany yet because IT CRASHES ON STAGE 6. And I'm not the only one having this problem.

Great game, unacceptable port. Avoid this (and play it on Wii instead, or 3DS if you don't have a Wii) until they fix it (which will probably be never, if you look at the studio's previous ports of BIT.TRIP games).

UPDATE:
I bought a new computer and decided to give this game another go again. This time, it didn't crash on me a single time (and I was able to get to the ending in one sitting), but it still stuttered, despite this thing being able to run pretty much every game at 60 FPS maxed. I'm just going to guess they didn't even bother with the optimization a single bit.
Posted: June 9
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
I had posted a previous review, that did not recomend the game. I cannot say that I do right this very moment. The game currently, does not work correctly without tweaks. But if you're willing to make some edits to a config file, the game runs beautifully and is well worth the admission. I absolutely love this game, now that somebody in the community has helped me to get it working correctly. In the future I hope they make a patch, so it works correctly right away.

You should buy this, it's a lot of fun.
Posted: June 8
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
At this very moment, I honestly can't recommend Flux to anyone here on Steam. The PC version has a multitude of technical issues that haven't been fixed so far, a glance to the forums should speak for itself. The game itself is actually good, just what you would expect of a Bit.Trip game, but unlike its predecesors available here, this one is just not playable right now. Do yourself a favor and wait until you know for sure your experience with the game will be pleasant.
Posted: June 13
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