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 (2,645 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

"Great level-based running reaction rhythm game. (Quite a mouthful. Its good, grab it)"

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
40 of 51 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
This game is like learning how to ride a bicycle, if you were a potato.
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
TURN V-SYNC off. simply doesn't do any good for the game other than messing up your timing that you'll find was spot on when you turn it off.

Its the LAWNMOWER MAN virtual world in 8 bit !!!
A great improvement over the BIT.TRIP.BEAT. franchise! If you had to only choose one bit.trip. series, go with Runner.
Here's why.
Difficult but not sadistic.
Faster interface. Get in and play, and quit. While it's still an 8 bit mess, at least you don't have that silly delay waiting for the game to bounce your choice off your paddle...

Achievements that can actually be 100%'d.
(however there are A+ perfect related ones so prepare yourself..)
So much more user imput. With bit.trip.beat. you adjust your paddle with UP or DOWN. that's it. Got real boring real fast. Here you gotta dodge and it requires several buttons. Therefore the gameplay, is much more satisfying compared to .beat

Tough to perfect, very very tough. Several achievements are pretty trying but i WILL 100 percent this game legit one day!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Why not play this cool 2d game? I dunno... despite the fact that this game so hard I think you should try to play <3
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
ok before you buy note:it is a rage game
but i am a rager yet i diidnt reage once i dont know maybe it was the music maybe it is the cute animation but it dosent make me rage i mean music fantastic and when you get to rainbow you like wahhhhh chaaaaaaaaa so this is a great game but i recommend when it gose on sale to get it top price 6 bux
this game is a rating of 8/10 GJ
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This game makes you learn how to time your every action precisely, and the game just has a really awesome theme in general.

My only complaint is that the game is kinda short, but with the difficulty that shouldnt be a problem if you are new, even to the most hardcore gamer.

If you are into retro styled games and you love challenging games, this is the game for you.

Must buy.
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Only for those with not the faint of hearts. You have be warned !

8/10

Enjoy ^-^
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
It's a hard running game. Also artistically beautiful.
I'm struggling to finish the last stages, it makes me angry sometimes but I'll always come back to try again.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Get Runner2 instead. That game actually feels fair, where this one seems custom-built to maximise frustration.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
In BIT.TRIP RUNNER you're a black pixelated character with a visor like eye (looks like a Minecraft Enderman).
The gameplay is very very simple, your ♥♥♥♥er character is running, and you gotta jump over things.
This game has an awesome graphic style, the main character is 2D, and everything else is 3D.
But for me, the best thing of this game is the music.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Tough side scrolling game. I'd call it a platformer, but when the screen continuously scrolls without you controlling it, it makes it rough to qualify it as a platformer, though it obviously resembles one. Some call it a rythmn game, and while it does utilize a rythmn of sorts, I found that it was just easy to play this game with the sound turned off as it was easy when the sound was on. Easy, isn't the correct word to describe this though, this game is incredibly difficult at times. The idea is to jump, block, slide, or kick your way through each level. If you die anywhere in the level you start all over. This makes it difficult on the long levels. The graphics work for the type of game that it is, though they will not attract many newcomers without the gamer feeling nostalgia for the retro graphics. This is a good game, just know that you may either smash your keyboard or lose some hair with the frustration that it can bring.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
An awful mash up of music games and platformers. At best its a button pushing simulator, at worst its a form of psychological torture. This game forces you to clear your mind and focus on the mind numbing boredom of their terrible music, timing your jumps with vauge visual cues from the distances of things. If you're looking for a music based runner, play melody's escape it's everything you want and more. If you're looking for a hard platformer, try super meat boy. But this piece of ♥♥♥♥ isn't even a good difficult It's just punishing. You have to go through ridiculously long easy sections between the hard. While in super meatboy you're at the difficult sections again near instantly.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Eh. Its a runner game. It has a neat musical twist where the beat of the song can help you time jumps... sometimes. But in the end..


Ehhhh pass on it.
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25 of 45 people (56%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
makes me itchy
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19 of 34 people (56%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
♥♥♥♥. This. Game.

Don't let the splendid retro looking graphics or the actual nice soundtrack fool you. This game has "♥♥♥♥ you" written all over it when you start playing it. It demands precision perfection and that ultimately may turn off a lot of people from this game. I originally wrote a review when only I've played about 7 levels of this game. Now, I'm up to 3-11 in the 3rd world and I can't stress enough how much of a pain in the ♥♥♥ it is.

I'm too emotionally drained from completing this piece of ♥♥♥♥ and you would be too if you had to do certain parts of a level. Over and over and over and over again. Just to be yanked back because, oh, you mis-stepped a ledge, oh, this hurling thing coming at you too fast, oh, how it gets difficult tracking everything coming at once and the camera just shifting up and down. Talk about trial and error with this game.

It has everything else going for it but that's all just for bells and whistles. Gameplay wise, again, it's all "♥♥♥♥ you". If you are not good at any rhythm based games, then I'd have to take a serious pass on this one. Don't say you weren't warned.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
This feels like a game that was made for gamers. Simple addicting stylized goodness. Highly recomended!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
The new Nyan Cat.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Super awesome!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
This game made me feel happy.

I like things that make me feel happy.

I like things that make me feel.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
to nie rantka w ciemno nie licz na romans tu hodzi o jedno dobrze wierz hce ciebie jurz dzisiaj to poropozycja teras albo nigdy jesli chcesz poczuj to jak ja czuje do mnie muw tak bes sluw
cialo jak malina smialo sie wygina ciongle jest mi malo jeszcze wiencej hce
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 4
Anyone who thinks super meat boy is the most rage inducing game has not played Bit.trip runner
BUY IT NAOW!
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