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From gameplay to visuals to music and imagination, BIT.TRIP BEAT is inspired by classic games in every way. Get sucked into a whole new world of sight and sound as you juggle beats and ride the vibe in this modern look at the beginning of it all. BIT.
Release Date: Nov 2, 2010
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Includes 12 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 Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, BIT.TRIP.CORE Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP.VOID Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP.FATE Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Soundtrack

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About the Game

From gameplay to visuals to music and imagination, BIT.TRIP BEAT is inspired by classic games in every way. Get sucked into a whole new world of sight and sound as you juggle beats and ride the vibe in this modern look at the beginning of it all.

BIT.TRIP BEAT for Steam is a brand-new version of the critically adored console game and it marks the beginning of CommanderVideo's epic journey of the soul with:

  • Classic Gameplay!
  • Brain-Melting Visuals!
  • Crazy Boss Battles!
  • Intriguing Cutscenes!
  • A Rockin’ Chiptune-Inspired Soundtrack!
  • Special Chiptune Guest Star Bit Shifter!

Download BIT.TRIP BEAT and start your own BIT.TRIP today!

Key features:

  • Leaderboards!
  • Achievements!
  • Brand New Easy Mode!
  • Ultra-Precise Razer Sixense Controller Motion Controls!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c and shader model 3 with 128 MB of memory
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB
    • Sound: Any sound card capable of stereo output

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 and shader model 3 with 128 MB of memory
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB
    • Sound: Any sound card capable of stereo output
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
99 products in account
11 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
It's a fun game which combines music and gameplay a lot better than other music games.
Sadly it's really, really short with only 3 levels (+1 bonus level). Also levels two and three require godlike reflexes and the ability to forsee the future (or you replay the level a 100 times until you memorize all those unpredictable bullet patterns)
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
127 products in account
4 reviews
2.8 hrs on record
Bit.Trip. A series of rhythm games that originated on the Wii. As a result, the collection of games haven't really gotten the attention they so rightfully deserve. For what their simplistic controls and Atari style aesthetic hide is a treasure trove of unparalleled immersion and emotion.

Bit.Trip Beat is the beginning of the Bit.Trip Saga. The opening cutscene reveals that the mascot has been born and...well it's very abstract. Needless to say, It's the gameplay that is unique. At first glance, it appears to be pong. Just a paddle on the left and blocks coming from the right. But if you hit that block (called a "Beat"), the game makes a tone that actually goes in time with the music. And once that beat hits the right side of the screen, another tone is made, also in time with the music. Okay, this is pretty cool, I thought as I maneuvered the paddle up and down with the mouse to hit the beats back. And then I hit enough to rank up. The beats changed tone, they were more crisp and less chiptune and more electric. I "leveled up" into what is apparently Mega. The game has three modes of play: Hyper, Mega, and Nether. Hyper is where you start, and is where you start in every bit.trip game. Mega is one step higher with a less chiptune sounding aesthetic and more flashy animations. Miss enough beats and you will enter back into hyper. continue to miss beats and you will enter nether, a black and white realm that sound like the heart rate monitors in hospitals. if you miss enough in Nether, you lose and you have to restart the level. And for levels that last roughly 15 minutes and NO checkpoints, it is quite devastating to lose. But you just want to get back! That is the allure of Bit.trip. they are all difficult, but they are so much fun to play. When you enter Nether, you start to race. Feeling lost as if you are slipping. Few games can get this kind of urgency but this game, as well as its sequels, master this.

As you play, you start to think you mastered the game. but then, the game just decides to throw in a new beat that you've never seen before. I personally like the final level. Some of the things that happen in that stage are pretty cool and I'll let you guys find out. All in all, this game is certainly worth the price tag. Get the soundtrack with it as well, you won't regret it.
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
102 products in account
36 reviews
10.4 hrs on record
Decent game. It plays like how I'd imagine playing a game of Pong with the inventor would be. It seems like every time you deflect a shot, the next shot does something crazy different, or it comes faster, etc. I would enjoy it more if the game showed you the different types and their properties before you started the game. Nothing is more frustrating than getting 3/4 through a playsession and lose because the game suddenly has a new "attack". In the end, this game just felt cheap.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
61 products in account
5 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
Didn't get past the menu-- it was so much fun-- musical menu. 10/10 play the menu.
Posted: February 10th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
207 products in account
1 review
0.3 hrs on record
It's like pong, but you don't have to have any friends* or play against an absurdly stupid/absurdly hard AI to play it!

And it has a chiptune soundtrack! Including actual chiptune tracks by Bit Shifter!

* But srsly, you should have friends. Also, they double as great co-op gamers.
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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2011 IGF Finalist