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 (3,208 reviews) - 86% of the 3,208 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 28, 2011

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Buy BIT.TRIP.RUNNER Bundle

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

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Packages that include this game

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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Buy The Trip'n Balls Pack

Includes 16 items: BIT.TRIP BEAT, Bit.Trip Beat Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP CORE, BIT.TRIP FATE, 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, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Bit.Trip Runner Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP VOID, BIT.TRIP.CORE Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP.FATE Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP.VOID Soundtrack, Laserlife, Runner2 - Good Friends Character Pack

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Buy BIT.TRIP Collection

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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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
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
74.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
BIT.TRIP RUNNER IS:

_A merciless video arcade game which is one of the most hard game i've ever played
_About Jumping, sliding, kicking, bumping and protect yourself with a beam, all of this in same time of running without stopping and in rythm please
_Pretty graphicaly even with its pixel's soup (Trust me it does)
_Addictive as hell for the reason right below
_Asking you to make every level on perfect(You must collect every gold and bonus) in one sitting...Those levels are cutting in two parts, regular part needs getting perfect to access the retro challenge part, this last one is A NIGHTMARE (Each time you'll mess, you'll begin from the start..)
_Playing a wonderfull soundtrack as you play it on nice cadency
_Perfect for the level-design and the placement of golds, enemies and others obstacles
_Old-school on every side, no checkpoints, no stop, you mess and you'll restart! (By dying or missing a gold if you want the perfection)
_The first of its genre
_Probably my favorite game, or at least on the top 10

BIT.TRIP RUNNER ISN'T:

_Unbalanced finally as whenever you die it's ALWAYS your own fault
_Stopping at the end as it has nowadays a sequel (I'll make a review on it)
_Fun sometimes as the frustration it generates
_Possible to cheat and this is the holy grail statement, i'm tired by these games which can be glitched or cheated...
_So hard if you decide to don't perfect anything
_Repetitive however it has always similar mechanics, this is the proof of a well-made game!
_For people afraid or easy angered by challenges
_Telling a story memorable but enough cute to be fair enough
_For guys who can't afford a dozen of joypads xD (Save your dear screen, don't throw any on it)


BIT.TRIP RUNNER is a masochist platformer game, you've been warned enough, but if you can past that side, if you get patience enough to make it then you'll discover a cute world, a level-design and soundtrack just awesome, truly a game whenever i think of it, i smile and recall myself big joyment, that's the way to remind A GREAT game!

Global note:9/10
Difficulty on average & 100%:9,5/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
i've had this game since 2011 and I go back to it every few months but I can never beat the first chapter, from what I've seen the story is of a mentally handicapped ninja from space crash landing on an unfamiliar planet and attempting to converse with the new lifeforms through interprative dance, techno music and sprinting
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Brutal rhythm platformer. Usually pretty cheap and a great indie game. Duck and jump to the beat. That's pretty much it, but it's a solid game

7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Always the same music, always the same obstacles, always the same traps.

By traps, I mean that after two minutes of focused play, the player reaches a point that will make him inevitably fail, but he has learnt that at this precise point he must jump. So he tries again, and after two minutes and five seconds there is another trap. And then at the two minutes and ten seconds mark. And so on.

The game is artificially hard, making the player retry fifty time a level. I guess the game designers expected to hide how few content they had created. And it seems to work, people are voting this very positively. I tried for hours, hoping something would happen explaining these great reviews. Spoiler: nothing happens.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2015
This game makes you scream
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