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.
User reviews: Very Positive (617 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 2, 2010

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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.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!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
BIT.TRIP BEAT is the first of the BIT.TRIP games, a rhythm game in which you play as the left paddle attempting to prevent any pixels from passing you, loosely based off Pong. The pixels (hereafter referred to as "beats") travel from the right side of the screen to the left, in time with the music. Some behave uniquely depending on their color, and the player's score increases depending on how many beats in a row they are able to hit. Once you've hit a certain number without having missed a certain number, you'll move into a higher "mode" which has flashier graphics and higher scoring. Similarly, once you've missed a certain number without having hit a certain number, you'll go to a lower "mode" with more plain graphics, eventually losing altogether.

It's an excellent game, but can be rather difficult at times - there are no checkpoints mid-song, so much of the game relies upon memorization of patterns, and being able to anticipate what is coming up next via the music. That being said, there is a visceral pleasure at completing a particularly difficult part sufficiently to allow you to proceed further in the level - if you enjoy rhythm games, this is one of the best and should not be missed.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
BIT.TRIP Beat is so far my favorite entry in this BIT.TRIP series.
It has some great control, though it can be hard to find where you are among a sea of beats, and a good soundtrack.
The Portal level introduced in the Potato-Sack event was fantastic, and a great addition to the tiny amount of levels present in the game.

My only con, and a very minor one, is that the memorization is a little tedious. Memorizing patterns isn't bad, but can make for a lot of difficulty grabbing the achievements.
(There are, however, visual cues with some patterns, which will help you grasp them quickly)

One of the best in the series, if you pass on every other BIT.TRIP game, I would say grab this one.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
This is a totally different game than bit. trip runner, for the most part it's basically pong with beats and different patterns
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91 of 101 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2011
Pre-Release Review
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
This game is some kind of pong mixed with acid, all you have to do is repel the little squares to get points and form a rhythm while you do so, there's also a boss fight in each one of the 3 stages. It's very relaxing at first, but it gets really hard and frustrating as you progress.
Grab it when it's on sale.
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