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User reviews: Very Positive (2,924 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
18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
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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12 of 15 people (80%) 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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-nj0FWC9YA
As the name implies BIT.TRIP RUNNER belongs to the genre runner.
Your task: run forward, collect gold and powerups, but dodge the various obstacles of living and nonliving genesis.
BIT.TRIP RUNNER is in 8-bit retro style game. This graphics may cause dizziness and even epilepsy.
BIT.TRIP RUNNER has hardcore gameplay - stuck in any obstacle you come back to the beginning of the level.
Highly recommend to use a gamepad for playing, as well as stock up soothing. :)
For support gamepad you need to purchase additional software, example Pinnacle Game Profiler or Xpadder.

Как понятно из названия BIT.TRIP RUNNER относится к жанру runner.
Ваша задача: бежать вперед, собирать золото и поверапы, да уворачиваться от различных препятствий живого и неживого генеза.
BIT.TRIP RUNNER выполнен в 8-битном ретро стиле. Такая графика может вызвать головокружение и даже приступы эпилепсии.
BIT.TRIP RUNNER обладает хардкорным геймплеем - воткнувшись в любое препятствие вы возвращаетесь на начало уровня.
Очень рекомендую использовать геймпад для прохождения, а также запастись успокоительным. :)
Для поддержки геймпада потребуется приобрести дополнительный софт, например Pinnacle Game Profiler или Xpadder.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
All the Anger! All the Rage! Makes this one of the best 2D games, the sounds made when jumping and sliding make the levels into a tune to remember, I reckon once you've learnt these tunes you can do it blindfolded.

Recommend for MLG 2D Gamers.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
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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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
This is a indie game where you run and go along the rythm of a song.
It's a good indie game in the sense of it's well made and it's challenguing BUT, don't buy thing thing if you're not good at rythm games or precision botton pressing because I spend literally like 14 hours just trying to beat the last 3 levels. It's horrible difficult at least for me.. So Good luck and take that in mind.
But other than that it's quite good. I'm Glad I finish it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
This is an semi-rhythm, auto-scrolling platformer where you time your actions to avoid death. Your basic actions are jump, kick, block, and duck -- and combinations of those. Pretty simple stuff, but the challenging part is to do this quickly without too much error. This is really a test of hand-eye coordination and memory (due to the levels being the same each time). Rhythm and music are a key part of this game, but the game also relies on non-rhythmic actions as well. As for any negatives, I have read some complaints about levels not having check points. The lack of level check points is actually part of the appeal! But do consider that the levels take no more than three minutes to complete so it's not as if you are losing a lot of invested time here when you die. And speaking of dying, you will die a lot but in a fun and challenging way. In the end, this is one of those games that doesn't look all that fun until you actually play it. I've fallen in love with this game, and indeed, it is highly addictive!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Lovely soundtrack and visuals. Anger-inducing gameplay. 6.3/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Sick beats fam
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Perfectionist Simulator 2011.
If you want to be perfect, play this game.
Nothing less is acceptable.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
3% of players have beaten this game (including me <3) so basically your at a 97% chance of throwing your monitor out the window and smashing it with a hammer. gl~
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Outstanding Graphics and very creative really cool and challenging LOVE IT 11.75/10
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
AUDIO: Fun                                                          AESTHETIC: Unique
MEMORABILITY: Exciting                                    WORTH: Full Price

PROS: A great addition to the musical-runner genre, and leads by example as to how these games should be made. Visuals are unique and highly-rewarding. Music when running at full speed in more active levels is wonderful. Teaches through gameplay rather than dialogue boxes, keeping the flow going.

CONS: Very repetitive if being sent back is your worst nightmare in a game; one mistake and you're unceremoniously placed back at the beginning of the level. No checkpoints, no second-tries.

OVERALL: You may rage-quit, but you'll be back. They always come back.

                                                    
SCORE: 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
bits of this game trip you into doing a runner away from it - that's how bad it is
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
+1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Great game for coordination reflexes which allow the player to learn from patterened stages.
Stages can often test your patience, but aww hell that music is adorable.
I'm so bad that it's going to take me well over 6 hours to finish one zone.
;_;
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
This game is magical. Kinda overpriced for a platformer, but that doesn't matter.



11/10
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