CommanderVideo is back with BIT.TRIP RUNNER, the latest chapter on Steam in the award-winning and critically acclaimed BIT.TRIP series. Launch special: 10% off now thru Mar. 6th!
User reviews: Very Positive (3,045 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 28, 2011

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Includes: Bit.Trip.Runner and Bit.Trip.Runner Soundtrack

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Buy Bit.Trip.Runner Franchise Pack

Includes 4 items: BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Bit.Trip Runner Soundtrack

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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.CORE Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP VOID, BIT.TRIP.VOID Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP FATE, BIT.TRIP.FATE Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP FLUX, BIT.TRIP FLUX Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Soundtrack, Runner2 - Good Friends Character Pack

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Recommended By Curators

"A very fun side scrolling platforming rhythm game. Jump, slide and kick you way to the end with an awesome soundtrack that gets better as collect items."

About This Game

BIT.TRIP RUNNER is the fastest, most exhilarating music/rhythm-platformer to hit Steam!
Race across the Moon, kicking down crystal walls and sliding under chomping moon-slugs! Bound through the Robotic Mines and face off against the MinerMech! Dash through the Big City on a quest to find friends and defeat the final boss together!
RUNNER is the fourth chapter in the award-winning and critically acclaimed BIT.TRIP series.
  • You control CommanderVideo as he runs, jumps, slides, kicks, and more!
  • Extremely addictive “just one more time” gameplay!
  • With exciting modern and retro challenges, you can run through more than 50 levels!
  • Chiptune supergroup Anamanaguchi makes a guest appearance!
Join CommanderVideo in BIT.TRIP RUNNER on his most epic journey yet!

Key Steam features:
  • Leaderboards!
  • Achievements!
  • Brand New Easy and Hard Modes!

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
36 of 47 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
♔ KEEP CALM AND DO NOT RAGE QUIT ♔
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This game has taught me to never give up and reaching the goal was the most satisfying.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This game is fun and addicting, but it has some major flaws.

First of all, the difficulty curve in this game is pretty wonky. Now, I'm not sure if this is because I got used to the game as I progressed, but I felt that some of the later stages (especially from world 2) were incredibly easy when compared to the earlier ones. The difficulty ramps up again towards the end, but you'll still find that it varies greatly from stage to stage instead of following a steadily rising curve as you would expect.

Second, while the level design will overall test your skills and reflexes, it can be a bit repetitive and sometimes very frustrating. The game will resort to artificial methods of increasing the difficulty by placing obstacles and items at very awkward positions, and since a single mistake will take you back to the beginning of the stage, that translates into annoying trial-and-error gameplay. If you don't mind having your patience tested, then you should do just fine.

And last but not least, the game has a motion blur effect that, as far as I know, cannot be disabled. I guess they chose to use this effect to give a good sense of speed and movement, but it would have been nice to include an option to disable it. Not only that effect is going to tire out your eyes if play this game for long periods of time, but it might also cause you to fail at certain points of the game because the game's art style doesn't stand out very much — obstacles and items tend to blend in with each other, it's hard to tell them apart sometimes, and the continuous blur doesn't help one bit.

The game is still worth a shot, if you're feeling adventurous. The difficulty is insane and rage-quit inducing, and finishing a tough stage can be very satisfying. Sadly, however, I personally think that the flaws outweigh its qualities. I recommend you try the sequel, "Runner2", a much better game in pretty much every aspect.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
10/10 Best My-keyboard-in-my-screen simulator on the steam
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
I didn't like this game, i couldn't read anything and it gave me motion sickness. Even the first level is hard to play.
Not a fun game to play in my opinion.
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