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 (2,390 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 28, 2011

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Buy BIT.TRIP RUNNER

Buy BIT.TRIP.RUNNER Bundle

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

Packages that include this game

Buy Bit.Trip.Runner Franchise Pack

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

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

Buy BIT.TRIP.RUNNER Soundtrack

 

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

PC
Mac
    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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Owned this for about 4 years now and out of all my Steam games this one keeps pulling me back. Easy to pick up and play, yet gets insanely difficult to complete levels as you start progressing through the game. Highly recommend BIT.TRIP.RUNNER!!!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
It is very good platform-speed game. However, I'm at point crying 'it is toooo dificult' ;( I shouldn't, be strong! I recommend it!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
The most joyless, evil, sadistic, eye-straining and nauseating piece of rhythm-based torture.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
The graphics are simplistic, the music is annoying after a while, and the gameplay requires you to practice a level until your muscle memory memorized it completely. The game is like Mario without the need/possibility for directions. If this is your thing, go for it! But I'll stay well clear.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
It's the Boku No Pico of videogames.

How? That's rather difficult to explain. As a platformer it's frustrating, unfair, the controls are loose, the music is repetitive, level design is grating...but despite its numerous faults if you let it the game will suck you in for hours on end. No matter how it might enrage the player, it is *very* difficult to stop playing. To say a game is that compelling sure sounds like a great compliment, but I assure you it's not. Anger sets in after the first few minutes and builds--not declines--with each successive level. It's a Simon Says at a million miles an hour, forcing the player to perform a series of monotonous tasks to a degree of precision in the milliseconds, and there's not a moment's respite for failure. Expect to see the beginning of each level many times. While the challenge and satisfaction of success could make the game very rewarding for the few willing to take the time to master its nuance, it's plagued by control issues. Suffice to say, the input feels unacceptably loose and many times the player can expect to have quite a defeats snatched from the jaws of victory by a missed keypress or delay of only a few frames. This I cannot overstate: the game expects the player to perform to a level that it itself cannot reach. So why persist? It's succubus! The level isn't *that* hard. You can't be *that* bad at such a simple game. You were *so* close that last attempt. Surely you'll get it *this* time. It's just enough to keep playing, but not enough to feel any satisfaction for a victory.

Maybe I'm nitpicking, but I can't bring myself to recommend a game that demands so much from the player, but isn't precise enough to handle the players it's trying to court. With a little refinement and some tighter controls, I could see this as a great Super Hexagon or Audiosurf-alike, but that's simply not the case.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I didn't even know that I had this game
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
The issues I had here are pretty much word for word the issues I had with the second one. I wont bother re posting that so ill do the spark note version.

Background blends with forground
Causes undue amounts of eye strain because of how close the camera is zoomed
Boring music
Boring mechanics that go nowhere
All the levels feel and sound the same.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
i cri evry tiem ;_;
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Sexy
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Maybe it's just me, but I find the soundtrack quite annoying and the gameplay extremely easy and rather boring.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I played this for 3 or so hours on my Wii, got this version through a humble bundle some time later. After those 3 hours the game still felt quite easy outside of the bonus levels and couldn't hold my interest.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Challenging, unforgiving, frustrating....but I still manage to have another go and try to beat the levels.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Its fun, but i suggest buying the newer one instead.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Good platformer. Fun if you like rythm-based games.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Its a runner and it can't be funner
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Run. Jump. Dash. Die and repeat. Fun.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
This game is like learning how to ride a bicycle, if you were a potato.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
fun but annoying
Was this review helpful? Yes No
86.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
This game is a lot of fun. It's really relaxing, but can get really frustrating as well later game. I prefer a controller, but the game doesn't have keymapping. I'll beat the last level one day.....
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Just the right amount of bits for your ears to enjoy it and your fingers to cry for mercy.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
A seemingly basic platforming emphasizing no errors with a great aspect of syncing the music with obstacles as you play. A great soundtrack as well. If you like platformers, maybe you'll like this. I personally have little interest in platformers, and this gameplay may become stale for me quickly, but the music and rhythm aspects of gameplay will keep me coming back.

The soundtrack is great and the unusual ties to gameplay it has is both new (to me) and very interesting. The chiptune music is enjoyable in just about each instance I've heard it (each level so far has featured its own track). If you like this type of music, I'd have to recommend the game.

If you've no love for platformers and no love for chiptune, you might find this title refreshing, at least to try, so I'd recommend it when it's cheap or on sale.
Was this review helpful? Yes No