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.
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Mixed (97 reviews) - 56% of the 97 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2014

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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

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Mac OS X
    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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any sound card capable of stereo output
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anepicfailure12
4.3 hrs
Posted: July 17
I find this game certainly enjoyable.
It's just the boss on the first level that becomes unbeatable ;(
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Firebreath_
1.0 hrs
Posted: July 16
Wow, never thought I would be giving a BIT.TRIP game my first negative review (Does AoS count? I played it on free weekend years ago)
Let me sum it up with a request, does anyone know where this game keeps it's save files. First boss hits the beat back EVERY ♥♥♥♥ING TIME! I know this is being maintained by just one guy but IT IS SO ENRAGING, I RALLYED WITH IT FOR SO LONG BUT IT NEVER MISSED. If the dev sees this, how do I find the save file in order to edit it to let me into PERCEPTION. I played this on 3DS so long ago! I wanted to enjoy this. I noticed that it is fine on Macs. But the only Macs I have are a Macintosh Classic and a G3 iMac running OS X 10.2.
All in all I would like a G3 port and M68k port
Thanks in advance,
Firebreath_



(in all seriousness, I need some kind of level skip) (VOID is my current favorite BTW)
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Glyde [Seizure]
1.9 hrs
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
First boss always hits the bit no matter what angle it flies in making the game unbeatable... the other reviews are right.. this game is BUGGED!! DONT BUY IT!!

heres a video that i recorded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7xf1-A1NYw
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Captain Bacon
0.6 hrs
Posted: June 29
For real, the first boss is unbeatable, not just because "it's hard," but because it's bugged. Why does steam allow broken garbage into the store, even IF the graphics are pretty, even IF the music is great, even IF the game is generally fun, even IF the developers have proven themselves in the past? Those should not be excuses to allow someone to basically steal money from us. And to think, they are charging $10 for this game at full price? Please heed the negative reviews, this game requires a way more power machine than it should, and even then, it won't work. Until they fix it, you are paying for ~15 minutes of game.
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xracecar
11.4 hrs
Posted: June 28
So lately you've seen the 'unbeatable boss' bug screwing people over in Epiphany (first level) well that's over.

This franchise has a special place in my heart with its soundtrack, both calming and energizing, the wordless story unfolding to show the concept from the beginning.

Everything comes from something.

We were before we became. From life comes rhythm, and from rhythm comes life.

We are beings of information.

Everything is a conduit for learning.

We communicate in bits and bytes.

And we will return to something once we become nothing.

After our BIT.TRIP is complete.

The last game in the series will only make sense after you've played the others in a specific order, as they were created after one another. Each part of the game has bits and pieces of music of the older games, combined with it's own style, and recreates them to something almost unrecognizable. Right now, it'd be best to buy it now as, Steam Sales, y'know. But currently there are still a few problems with the game, most notably the music. The controls overall aren't really that great as the mouse (if you use one) isn't tracked perfectly. Your best bet is to have the smallest window of playing, and enjoy it that way.
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bluecuban
1.9 hrs
Posted: June 26
I have no idea what I played. It was a weird hodge-podge of gameplay that didn't work together at all or make any sense with that style.
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bp
11.0 hrs
Posted: June 17
Full screen or not, the first boss is unbeatable.

Watch the SwanOS perfects on YouTube instead.
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johnsoma
1.0 hrs
Posted: May 1
I beat it my first time through. I chalk that up to my prior experience with this series, though.

The last game in this series goes full circle, both in gameplay and in themes. It recycles a lot of tricks and remixes a lot from the first game. That said, this is probably the best game of the bunch in terms of atmosphere. The soundtrack for this one in particular is beautiful.

The thing with this game is that it starts hard right off the bat. However, that means that there isn't much room for it to get harder, so there isn't actually much difference in difficulty between the levels. If anything, it actually gets easier as you go, with the final boss being hard to outright lose against, a stark contrast to the first game's diffculty spikes. This might be intentional, if the story is anything to go by.

My computer was able to run this game fine. However, some computers can't, and this game apparently can't handle lag of any sort without breaking down. So high-end computers only. Even so, the steam overlay ended up being screwed up for me, but that's just a minor hinderance.

The big question is: Does this game do enough to distinguish itself from the first one? I'd say that it does.
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Adder
4.1 hrs
Posted: March 30
It's a good game. It's very enjoyable. However, the first boss in unbeatable if the game runs at 60 FPS. I don't have an in-game option to lower the frame rate below 60 when playing Fullscreen. I can't change the option in-level, so it means I need to start the level windowed with something to drag down the frame rate.

This bug has been open for 2 years, because there's no developer support.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
This is the most beautiful game of the BIT.TRIP series in terms of music and graphical style. I probably sunk the most hours into this one of all the BIT.TRIP games, and I still listen to the soundtrack very often. And that ending, it still moves me to tears sometimes.

Here's all you need to know about this stunningly bad port:

- Lag causes beats to go through the paddle.
- Timing bugs make powerups run out too early, causing challenge segments to be impossible.
- The gorgeous backgrounds are barely visible due to lighting errors.
- Vsync causes input lag that you cannot avoid unless you run the game in windowed mode. (Unless you disable the FPS cap in the ini file, which creates even more timing issues.)
- Glitch still present from the WiiWare releases allows you to glitch perfects with great ease.
- The studio who did this port made a patch, but they are done working on this game and the patch has not been posted to Steam for an unknown reason.

Basically, if your computer is not strong enough to run a Wii emulator at persistent 60 FPS (Which is basically what this port is) you're gonna have game-breaking problems.

BIT.TRIP FLUX is a perfect game, and one of the most memorable rhythm games I've ever played. 10/10. But if you want to play it, either get it on WiiWare, get BIT.TRIP COMPLETE for Wii, get BIT.TRIP SAGA on the 3DS e-shop (it's cheap!), but don't bother with this crummy port. It's sad for all the wrong reasons.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2014
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
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
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:[/b]
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.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
Yeah, yeah... Port is very bad and many people will experience problems with running this game propertly. No leaderboards, no comparing your results to friends... Situation is not good, but at least the person responsible for it is active on forums and tries his best to help everyone with issues. Still, that is more points for good intentions than performance.

The game itself however... Man... Bit.Trip FLUX has one of the most moving video game soundtracks I ever listened in the indie game. Beats and instruments are incredibly warm and cheerful, yet distant and alien. Sound design the strongest point of the series and FLUX delivers the touching ending note. Gameplay is just a mirrored version of Bit.Trip BEAT, but for me those last three songs make the difference. Overarching theme of the whole series is on full force here and if you are already intrigued by this whole mysterious plot tying up all six games of the series, you will not be disappointed. This is a satisfactory ending of the CommanderVideo's errant.

Overall, I recommend the game for all Bit.Trip fans and those looks for incredible, musical experience.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2014
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
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
I have played this on two different platforms now (PC and 3DS), and I love the 3DS version. However, I think that the PC controls are inadequate, and don't do this beautiful game justice, in that there is no way to adjust mouse sensitivity, at least at the time that I wrote this. Also, even though I have a fairly powerful PC and a pretty decent mouse, I experience significant lag. It makes me very sad to give a game in the BIT.TRIP series (which is definitely my favorite indie franchise, and one of my favorites overall) a negative review, but I must warn others of the faults in this port. My advice is to MAYBE get it when it's on sale, and wait for the devs to fix it. I will tune in to the forums, and edit my review if this game is fixed.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
LSD trip with great music. 11/10
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2014
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.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
"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." - Steam store description

Why will you weep? Because the PC version is bugged with an unbeatable first boss. If this ever gets patched I will change my review to a positive one, but as this game currently stands it is unbeatable due to a completely game-breaking bug.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2015
First boss is impossible to beat. It never misses, no matter what angle you shoot the block from. Apparently it's caused by windowed mode! HOW GREAT! How has this excisted this long?

Not to mention my mouse kept turning unresponsive when going too far off the window. Great design there. /s

Uninstalled and never going to play again. I loved the first one, this is just disappointing.
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