BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Runner2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed and IGF award winning BIT.TRIP RUNNER. In the style of the BIT.TRIP series, Runner2 is a rhythm-music platforming game. Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to brand new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking...
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Release Date: Feb 26, 2013

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Reviews

“It's one of the finest music games ever made.”
9/10 – IGN

“Gaijin Crafts The Best Auto Runner Yet.”
9/10 – Game Informer

“...a marvelous rhythmic platformer.”
9/10 – Destructoid

“...a flawless victory in game design.”
10/10 – GameZone

“...The game fosters this sense of synesthesia. In my head.”
8.5/10 – Polygon

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About This Game

Runner2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed and IGF award winning BIT.TRIP RUNNER.

In the style of the BIT.TRIP series, Runner2 is a rhythm-music platforming game.
Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to brand new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking down the Timbletot and thwarting his evil plans to destroy not only our world, but every world there is.


Runner2 features 5 exciting worlds, 120 tantalizing levels and 5 death defying BOSS battles! Play as 8 different characters - find secret areas to unlock new and zany costumes!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: winXP SP3
    • Processor:
    • Memory: 2 GB memory
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series (8xxxx) or Radeon HD4 series (HD4xxxx)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB free hard drive space
    • Sound:
    Recommended:
    • OS: win7
    • Processor:
    • Memory: 4 GB memory
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series (8xxxx) or Radeon HD4 series (HD4xxxx)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB free hard drive space
    • Sound:
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
    • Processor:
    • Memory: 2 GB memory
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series (8xxxx) or Radeon HD4 series (HD4xxxx)
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB free hard drive space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
    • Processor:
    • Memory: 8 GB memory
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series (8xxxx) or Radeon HD4 series (HD4xxxx)
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB free hard drive space
    Minimum:
    • OS:ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor:
    • Memory: 2 GB memory
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series (8xxxx) or Radeon HD4 series (HD4xxxx)
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB free hard drive space
    Recommended:
    • OS:ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor:
    • Memory: 8 GB memory
    • Graphics: GeForce 8 series (8xxxx) or Radeon HD4 series (HD4xxxx)
    • Hard Drive: 850 MB free hard drive space
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Videogamevegas
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Although I'm going to recommend this one, because hey, it's fun, this isn't a 100% recommend. Although this game has gotten a graphical over hall over the original Bit Trip Runner, the controls aren't as tight in part 2. In fact, many unregistered button presses lead to many unnecessary deaths. A major annoyance!

However, if you can forgive the less than perfect controls, check it out. I'd say wait for the next sale and pay no more than $1.50, which is what I got it for. If you're only going to play one Bit Trip Runner game, play the first one instead.
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Victory Male #HouseBiscuit
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Story and Review

I Bought this Game on Wii U and also PC everytime i fail doing a Perfect run i let down my Family. Rage Inducing Yes it can me just got to get all the control mechanics down right. Very pretty looking game , Soundtrack is great and the Indie Charater DLC is totally Worth This game is fun.

Rating 8/10

I Hope there is a Sequel To Runner 2
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TeenJackBauer
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
7.5/10 TJBs
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StakAttak
( 25.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
After 26 hours of playtime, unlocking everything, collecting everything, and getting every achievement I think I'm finally ready to review Bit.Trip Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.

When I played this game for the first time, it evoked the same feelings I experienced playing games like Super Mario World, Crash Bandicoot, and Tetris for the first time. You sit there, not realizing that you're smiling and moving to the music and even humming along, and then it hits you; you're a kid again, and there's not a care in the world. It's almost magical. It's also everything a sequel could hope to be in every category, and it's become one of my favorite games on Steam. I could go on and on with statements like these (and they would all be true) but all you really need to know is if the game is fun or not, and the answer to that is absolutely, joyously, colorfully YES.

This game is not only a loveletter to fans of the original game (on which it improves on everything fans asked and hoped for and then some) but also to anyone who is a fan of stylish, musically driven platformers or rhythm games. The world is vibrant, hilarious and creative with giant, cartoonish backgrounds that will sometimes even distract you from the game with how funny and imaginative the situations are. This goes without saying but the music, a major boon and pivotal component of the gameplay, is completely stellar. Each world has a new song and you'll want to collect all of the music pickups as soon as you can to add more and more layers to the beat. The levels are laid out in such a way that each jump, kick, bounce and deflection adds a complementary tune to the soundtrack, and it makes you feel like the songs are not just background audio but a real part of the experience. The gameplay has been reworked and is far more about actual skill, timing and reflexes than the original Bit.Trip Runner's reliance on memorization and punishment through repetition. The moves are simple; you can duck, kick, jump, and block. Simple, right? It's the way Gaijin Games combines these basic manuevers in the levels that give you a real challenge that never feels cheap or frustrating so that when you lose, you know why and you're raring for another shot. You know how to duck and you know how to jump, but what happens when you're faced with a grounded and floating pair of enemies with space in between? You duck and jump at the same time, of course! A floating enemy with a wall underneath? You kick while sliding! In this way every new challenge feels organic and satisfying because you are mixing these moves that you've mastered to navigate these mazes of music that the developers have created for you. Soon you're flying through the air, blocking cubes, shattering floating enemies, jumping and sliding at a pace that will make onlookers think you must have been playing this game for years.

There's 5 worlds complete with bonus stages and hidden retro courses, unlockable characters and costumes, three difficulties (and optional checkpoints, THANK GOD), leaderboards, challenges and achievements, so you'll be playing this game for quite a while if you want to see everything it has to offer. At the price this game goes for now on sale, it's really a no brainer. Pick it up, pick up the soundtrack, maybe even grab a copy for your friend. Yes, it's that good. Happy running!
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Guy Incognito
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
¡Greetings, friend! Do you wish to look as happy as me, or maybe throw your controller at the screen in a fit of rage? Well, you've got the power inside you right now, so use it and buy this game right now. Don't delay, an eternal cycle of fun and frustration is just a few clicks away.

Joking aside: It's even better than the first one. An excellent game, quite hard but also very rewarding and fun. Charming visuals, an enjoyable, upbeat soundtrack, and tight controls.

A most cromulent game indeed!
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rizdizla
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Awesome game. Loved the old ones so this was quality. I think the price is way too excessive though. The music is great as always and each world has a different style to keep it fresh

Uncle Dil is the boss
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bmendonc
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
It's all about the timing. once you get in the rhythm, then you can either memorize the entire track for the best score, or wing it and see how far you go before you head the wrong way. The game will seem at at first, but once you master the timing for avoiding each trap, it's a piece of cake. That being said, that's just for the first few levels, after that, it just goes haywire. Enjoy mashing buttons.
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ÃĿËKŜΆŇĎÃŔ
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
It's a nice game, I can say 8.5/10
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Pigga
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This Game features a black man that runs and jumps.
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Button
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Haven't quite beaten it with so many other games in my Steam library and with my Vive showing up, but before that happened, I got to the last area and I would have to say it's a great rhythm game. It doesn't feel too punishing or too easy. It's a great game to knock out a few levels when you have a free moment.

9/10 would recommend. Can't hold my interest for long periods of time, but does a great job at hooking me for a few rounds at a time.
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DawnPaladin
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
The soundtrack for this game is great! Look it up on YouTube, it's really good. And the game places its jumps and obstacles in such a way that you feel like you're contributing to the audio, kind of like Guitar Hero. That's well done.

I didn't enjoy the gameplay, though. The checkpoints are too far apart, and I found the controls unsatisfying. I know, I know, L2P, but after half an hour it was more frustrating than fun. Also, the game loves its sparkly graphics to the point where it allows them to occlude your vision. That is not okay. Refunded.
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Airith
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Title is messy, the same as BIT.TRIP 1
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Arisu766
( 15.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
It's a nice game, but I wouldn't recommend it if you have anger management issues.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
DogBiteDog187
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
i'm never gonna dance again... got no rhythm
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Leukus
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
it has rainbows
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Mightyelk
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Easier than the first one, but still managed to ♥♥♥♥ me off.
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Robert
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
This isn't my style of game - if you don't like forced side scrolling where you have to combo up to pass, then you will also not like it. If you like side scrolling with minimal choices, then you will like it.
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inn0s
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
just wanna leave the devs a thumb up
great game!
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ryushi
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
complete rip off of the first BIT.TRIP game. the re-created graphics makes everything look weird and the levels are a bit too awkward to enjoy. also it's pretty annoying to see an indie game turn into something like this :/
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
After 26 hours of playtime, unlocking everything, collecting everything, and getting every achievement I think I'm finally ready to review Bit.Trip Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.

When I played this game for the first time, it evoked the same feelings I experienced playing games like Super Mario World, Crash Bandicoot, and Tetris for the first time. You sit there, not realizing that you're smiling and moving to the music and even humming along, and then it hits you; you're a kid again, and there's not a care in the world. It's almost magical. It's also everything a sequel could hope to be in every category, and it's become one of my favorite games on Steam. I could go on and on with statements like these (and they would all be true) but all you really need to know is if the game is fun or not, and the answer to that is absolutely, joyously, colorfully YES.

This game is not only a loveletter to fans of the original game (on which it improves on everything fans asked and hoped for and then some) but also to anyone who is a fan of stylish, musically driven platformers or rhythm games. The world is vibrant, hilarious and creative with giant, cartoonish backgrounds that will sometimes even distract you from the game with how funny and imaginative the situations are. This goes without saying but the music, a major boon and pivotal component of the gameplay, is completely stellar. Each world has a new song and you'll want to collect all of the music pickups as soon as you can to add more and more layers to the beat. The levels are laid out in such a way that each jump, kick, bounce and deflection adds a complementary tune to the soundtrack, and it makes you feel like the songs are not just background audio but a real part of the experience. The gameplay has been reworked and is far more about actual skill, timing and reflexes than the original Bit.Trip Runner's reliance on memorization and punishment through repetition. The moves are simple; you can duck, kick, jump, and block. Simple, right? It's the way Gaijin Games combines these basic manuevers in the levels that give you a real challenge that never feels cheap or frustrating so that when you lose, you know why and you're raring for another shot. You know how to duck and you know how to jump, but what happens when you're faced with a grounded and floating pair of enemies with space in between? You duck and jump at the same time, of course! A floating enemy with a wall underneath? You kick while sliding! In this way every new challenge feels organic and satisfying because you are mixing these moves that you've mastered to navigate these mazes of music that the developers have created for you. Soon you're flying through the air, blocking cubes, shattering floating enemies, jumping and sliding at a pace that will make onlookers think you must have been playing this game for years.

There's 5 worlds complete with bonus stages and hidden retro courses, unlockable characters and costumes, three difficulties (and optional checkpoints, THANK GOD), leaderboards, challenges and achievements, so you'll be playing this game for quite a while if you want to see everything it has to offer. At the price this game goes for now on sale, it's really a no brainer. Pick it up, pick up the soundtrack, maybe even grab a copy for your friend. Yes, it's that good. Happy running!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
It's all about the timing. once you get in the rhythm, then you can either memorize the entire track for the best score, or wing it and see how far you go before you head the wrong way. The game will seem at at first, but once you master the timing for avoiding each trap, it's a piece of cake. That being said, that's just for the first few levels, after that, it just goes haywire. Enjoy mashing buttons.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
It's a nice game, but I wouldn't recommend it if you have anger management issues.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
i'm never gonna dance again... got no rhythm
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
No other game has made me so mad..
Took me over a year to complete.. (Cause I stopped playing it for a while)
When I died I would want to rip my ♥♥♥♥ off..
Then whenever my controller disconnected I would rip my ♥♥♥♥ off..

10/10...
or maybe.. 9/10?

This game was fun, great game for kids :P
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
A simply lovely game. Stunning HD visuals combined with fantastic music and fun gameplay make this game definitely worth purchasing. With a plethora of unlockables to collect, this game never really got old for me. There's 5 visually different worlds to beat with different styles of music each, so collecting all the gold and hearts in each level was very fun each time. The only gripes I had was that this game was far too easy, and the pacing seemed off (with some levels being extremely easy to being downright irritating to complete). Aside from those two negatives, I loved this game and was worth paying for.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
If I ever commit suicide, this game will be the reason why. Consider this my note.

However, it's a ton of fun.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
They designed the ♥♥♥♥ out of this
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
10/10 very skill oriented game, lots of technical skills needed in order to excel your self in the game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
I really liked everthing about this game

It doesn't require long sessions at a time to progress (although you might find yourself playing long sessions), you can pick it up and play however long you want and unlock another level or improve at the game.

There are a few difficulty settings for every player but if your after 100% acheivements your going to want to play the harder setting eventually. It took me around 36 Hours to 100%. One of the levels had a large set of stairs that i ended up buying a new keyboard for. My basic keyboard wans't cutting it so i upgraded to a mechanical keyboard.

There is a checkpoint half way through each level (on the rare occasion two), unlike the first Bit.Trip Runner (which i found more difficult)

There is a choice of charecters that gradually get unlocked as you progress, as well as a few skins for them.

I found this game very addicting, all the things contributing to the music making the play even more fun and times of intensity where i was on the edge of my seat.

Loved it and Highly reccomend 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
This is definitely a wonderful game. It's so colourful, friendly, amazing-sounding and looking.

The soundtrack is great and the incorporation of that into the levels is fantastic. The gameplay works well with a controller and a keyboard (I've tried both and prefer the keyboard myself) and there are so many levels it took me about 7 hours to finish the game, then another few to get all the gold et al that I missed. Also, because there are so many levels, the replay value is huge too. The amount of options and even the level of customisation is just brilliant.

This game is just brilliant.
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83 of 91 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2013
Future Legend picks up beautifully where the original Bit Trip Runner leaves off. It has you playing as CommanderVideo, jumping, blocking and springjumping his way across 5 different worlds to escape back to his crew.

The game expands wonderfully on the original, with different playable characters, costumes, challenges, bonuses, dance combos, the lot. It looks better, it controls better and it feels better.

Nor does the game ramp up towards the end arbitrarily, but instead puts difficulty into the game thematically.

Really super fun, completed each level on hardest difficulty within 7 hours. Check this game out!

Nilesy
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44 of 46 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2014
If you weren't the biggest fan of the original RUNNER's harsh difficulty swings, lack of checkpointing, and sometimes confusing visuals but actually thought the concept was pretty neat and fun, then I'd highly suggest giving RUNNER2 a go. Everything about RUNNER2's gameplay feels as if it was developed in direct response to criticisms of the first game and is definitely more approachable and polished than before. If you just straight up didn't like the original game however, this one isn't going to change your mind.

The setup is largely the same with the only chief differences being the spiffy and colorful new aesthetic and changes that make the game a bit easier to handle. If you were a fan of the original's retro visual style, you'll likely be disappointed with the more distinct cartoony look and sound of RUNNER2, but if you were a fan of the gameplay, you're still in for a treat.

The biggest and most requested change is that there are now optional mid-stage checkpoints, which can make learning stages a bit easier. It's up to you whether you want a score bonus or a safety net, so there's a nice little element of risk vs reward here. The difficulty curve is straight up perfect this time around, with really nice ramp ups in challenge where they need to be with some easier stages sprinkled throughout to keep the bloodpressure down. Stages feel more like complete songs now, each with a really nice build up and repetition of patterns and mechanics with really nice flourishes at the end.

RUNNER2 is also a much bigger game than the original, containing 125 stages (100 normal stages and 25 hidden retro warp zones), multiple characters to play as, tons of unlockable costumes, and some Super Mario World'ey alternate exits toat can open up different paths in each world. I certainly found a lot of enjoymen in wanting to unlock everything, but you don't really need that mentality to enjoy what the game has to offer.

Overall, RUNNER2 is simply a better game in every respect. The new visual designs may turn off some fans, but they don't affect the core gameplay which is still solid as hell.
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84 of 116 people (72%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
HOLY ♥♥♥♥ YOU JUST KEEP RUNNING YOU NEVER STOP YOUR LEGS GET SORE MY FINGERS GOT SORE EVERYTHING IS SORE KEEP GOING DON'T STOP
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41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2013
Like a million times better than Runner 1.

Looks gorgeous. I know Runner 1 had that 2D retro thing it was rocking but this honestly looks so much better. And it still has 2D retro stages so those sort of make up for it. Oh, and more importantly you can access them from the map screen this time so no having to replay the level perfectly on one life ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t anymore too.

Actual replayability this time. Branching paths. Unlockable (strange) characters. 3 difficulty levels.

CHECKPOINTS. IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED THE FIRST THEN YOU WON'T UNDERSTAND HOW GLORIOUS OF AN IMPROVEMENT THEIR INCLUSION IS. IF YOU TRIED THE FIRST ONE AND HATED IT YOU PROBABLY QUIT ON ODYSSEY. I KNOW. Hell, the option to skip them for extra points is great too.

Still frustrating as hell because your eyes tend to blur things after a certain point and there's still somewhat of an element of trial and error memorization or clutch reflex things you need to pull off. But this time it isn't enough to turn me off from this game.

I probably missed stuff but yeah, worth a pick up. Runner 1 is okay but there is a clear drop-off point at the end of the first world because they took everything that ruined the game and shoved it all into the longest level in the game.
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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2015
An interesting and challenging rhythm game where your main goal is to run and try to dodge the obstacles on your way to the end of the level
When i started to play this game it quickly got me addicted to finish (almost) all levels perfect and find and finishe all the secret ones
If you are thinking of buying this game i recommend getting a controller , it makes everything easier
PROS:
+Amazing soundtrack
+Great artwork
+Brilliant Gameplay
+Secret levels
+Levels now have checkpoints :)
+Takes a lot of time to 100% it
+It has a total of 5 diffrent worlds with each one having a unique theme , its own character to unlock and 5 secret levels
+It also has alot of characters and costumes to unlock which always a nice edition
+There are 3 difficulties (i recommend normal for the best experience tho if you want more challenge try out hard then but you'll be throwing your controller alot ;) )
+A big variety of obstacles and enemies
+Slenderman is in this game
+Gotta go Fast!!1
+Commandergirlvideo has a nice rack O.O
CONS:
-If you have rage issues I don't recommend this game for you
-If you are an achievement hunter or want to 100% this game you'll have to reset the levels alot so you can get every of the gold ingots
-The game counts deaths ;_;

I rate a total of 9/10

Now go buy this game and 100% ♥♥♥♥♥!
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Graphics/Design - 8
Sound - 9
Gameplay - 10
Value - 6

This game really came out of nowhere for me. Having never played any of the Bit Trip games, I'd read rave reviews about this game and about how good it was. The first thing you notice when you start the game are the vibrant colors and beautiful backgrounds. The art style is really clean and crisp; it makes everything easy to see and prepare for. This is important because every jump, slide, bounce, block, super bounce and slide jump you do are all in rhythm to the song playing in each level. Bad controls would absolutely break this game because of how time sensitive it is so I'm happy to say they are nearly flawless. A players success with this game is going to be solely based on how good their hand-eye coordination is. With sound being so important it's a good thing then, that the music is generally upbeat and enjoyable. It gives a relaxing feel that works well even though the game itself is about timing and reaction.

If you pick up every item in a level and beat it you get a "Perfect" rating. You can also get a "Perfect+" which is picking up every item along with getting shot out of a canon that moves up and down and hitting a red bullseye at the end of a level. This can be really frustrating if you're trying to get Perfect+ on every level, say for an achievement that requires it. You might be playing on hard and on the 10th try you finally beat the level, pick up every item and now it's time to try and hit the bullseye. There's no surefire way to hit it other than sort of feeling it's the right moment to fire. If you miss and you want the Perfect+ you'll have to play the whole level over again to get the chance to hit the bullseye again. This is literally the only thing in the game that might detract from someones enjoyment of it in any way.

It's not a huge game taking around 5 hours to get through the first time but Hard mode is where the game really shines as it fills in a lot more of the song with obstacles and enemies that are missing on easier difficulties. You can also play 8-bit retro levels that are hidding throughout stages. I didn't find them anywhere near as enjoyable as the main game however. Bottom line, this is a great game that should be enjoyed by everywhere and a game that can brighten your day whenever you play it.

Single Player Play Time - 5-6 hours

Overall 8.5
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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14, 2014
By far the best entry in the Bit.Trip series, and completely worth it even if you hated the first Bit.Trip Runner or any other games in the series.

Runner 2 isn't even comparable to any of the other Bit.Trip games due to it's depature from a retro style and is more akin to the likes of Trials Evolution due to the outstanding visuals, insane amount of content and unlockables, and an overall amazing quality of level design with multiple paths and lots of decision making thrown in.

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is easily the most fun you'll have with a Bit.Trip game and has by far the most forgiving learning curve in the series, this belongs in every platform gaming fans' library!
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28.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
I don't feel my fingers after 7 hours inside of the Runner2 world.
That's the main reason why I am writing this review right now.
I don't remember how long ago in the past I wasn't able to STOP playing a platformer game!
Why is this indie game so good?
Music is simply awesome, and I must admit, that I am not a fanatic or even fan of this type of "noises".
This soundtrack is wonderful and fits game perfectly. When you collect gold bars, or jump over enemies, a new bit arise.
After a short time you can "feel" that you can "touch" music with your character. (I am not on drugs!)
Who said, that indie game must be ugly? huh? show him to me!
I know this is not "top of the mountain", but in my personal opinion visual side of this game is better than good.
Difficulty level is not so high, but getting perfect+ scores is a seriously challenge sometimes (for your fingers).
Sense of humor dosed during gameplay is not too frequent and insolent, but in places where developers wanted to make you smile, for sure - a smile must appear on your face.
For me "BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien" is a best platformer I played in ages, and it's one of few indie games worth their full retail price.
10/10 from me.
One last thing - do not even try to play this game on keyboard... gamepad is necessary. I hope mine will survive this game.
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