A throwback to the classic quarter eating arcade games of the 80's. Bit Blaster XL is a retro styled, addictive, and fast paced arcade shoot 'em up! (shmup).
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Very Positive (57) - 94% of the 57 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (4,439) - 97% of the 4,439 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 22, 2016

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Includes 7 items: Bit Blaster XL, Orbt XL, Diamo XL, Bing Bong XL, Righty Tighty XL, Pivot XL, Ding Dong XL

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Includes 7 items: Bit Blaster XL, Orbt XL, Diamo XL, Bing Bong XL, Righty Tighty XL, Pivot XL, Ding Dong XL

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June 15

Ding Dong XL

My latest arcade score chaser is now available on Steam. Ding Dong XL is a one button game that requires to you push the button everytime you want your character to move from top to bottom, you must time your moves to avoid enemies and collect powerups while surviving as long as possible. If you liked my other one button games you will probably get a kick out of this.

If you enjoy the game, please make sure to leave a brief Steam Review.
Thank you all for the continued support, it greatly helps in my development of Super Bit Blaster XL

Adam Nickerson
Follow Nickervision Studios on Steam

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April 20


Bit Blaster XL - V3.20
  • Added support for Russian, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Simplified Chinese languages. (not perfect, but getting better thanks to our community)
  • Player bomb no longer destroys power ups or pickups. It also will correctly reward you ammo for enemies it destroys.
  • Resolved some issues with Vibrations, and the Vibrate button correctly working.
  • Resolved some issues with the Video Resolution menu where the player would have to sometimes hit the left or right a number of times to get the next value.
  • Mac Version should now always properly open in the Full screen with no Menu Bar below by default.
  • Resolved some graphical glitches related to Ultra-wide monitors.
  • Modified the Thanks system to display all my games on Steam as well as be more streamlined and take up less space. (thanks)
  • Screen shake issues have been resolved on screens that aren't 60 HZ
  • Bounce bullets have had another very minor color change as well as a pulse of green showing they are your bullets
  • The pause menu now slows music down gradually, as well as when resuming there is a minor delay as the music and game play speeds back up, allowing you a moment to remember where you were.
  • Reworked my saving data system to use less resources as well as hiding the frame rate hitch with a brief full screen loading transition.
  • Resolved a few problems related to screen refresh rate and delta time incorrectly displaying objects as a result.
  • Enemy 04 trail system fixed no longer glitching out to be really long.
  • Modified some Dpad and joystick sensitivity to try and help those with bad joysticks getting the always down problem.
  • Upgraded engine to Latest Unity Version
  • Not really related to the game but totally related to the game, my new custom Bit Blaster XL Vans shoes arrived today, just in time to embarrass my friends and family ;)

-Updated to newest Unity Engine Version to hopefully resolve some game closing incorrectly errors
-Developer page is now correctly linked in the thanks page
-Modified text in thanks page
-Resolved another video/resolution error
-Fixed some leaderboards not correctly posting
-Resolved issue where the custom controls were not sticking correctly
-Fixed some elements not loading in english

Thank you to everyone for playing and sharing the game with your friends and family I appreciate your support immensely. If you are enjoying Bit Blaster, make sure to leave a brief Steam Review and let others know to check it out, this is massively important for us small developers.

Adam Nickerson
Follow Nickervision Studios on Steam

Please consider taking a look at my upcoming minimalist series of games and add them to your wishlist if you're interested

Bing Bong XL
Pivot XL
Righty Tighty XL

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“To put it simply, Bit Blaster XL is an addictive experience.”
OP Noobs

“Great addition to the Steam library. For .99 it doesn't get much better than this.”
Game Review Journal

“...delivers an enjoyable arcade experience without the frustration.”
The Australian Times

About This Game

I have been learning to make games by making games and love creating small-yet-solid arcade games with simple mechanics. Please expect 'Bit Blaster XL' to be a small, re-playable, arcade score-chaser game where the only goals are to constantly beat your previous score and unlock some extra ships. I greatly appreciate feedback and will do my best to ensure support for my games. Please contact me through Twitter, My Website, or the forums if you encounter something wrong with the game, something misleading on the store page, or you just want to say hello.

Thank you for taking a moment to read this; I really hope you enjoy playing my game.
Adam Nickerson - Nickervision Studios

  • Your ship can not stop moving; so you must turn it left and right and use your boost/brake to keep from crashing into an ever increasing amount of enemies.
  • Your ship is always shooting, so make sure to pick up more ammo and the wide variety of awesome power ups and pick ups to help you survive longer.
  • Get the highest score you can while collecting coins to buy more ships that are faster, shoot faster, or have more shields.

  • A throwback to the classic quarter eating arcade games of the 80's. Bit Blaster XL is a retro styled, addictive, and fast paced arcade shoot 'em up!
  • Easy to learn, simple arcade style Controls to turn your ship, boost, and brake. Keyboard + Gamepad Support. (not a twin stick shooter)
  • A variety of wicked Power ups like Spread Shot, Heat seekers, Laser, Blast Shot and much more to assist your survival.
  • Screen clearing Bombs, Ship Shields and Boost Pickups to help you survive longer.
  • Collect coins to unlock new ships with unique attributes to give you an edge in the Leader board.
  • Endless survival (infinite) score chasing game play with a classic 'bullet hell'-like arcade style.
  • Steam achievements, leader board & Trading cards! (with emoticons & profile wallpapers)
  • Steam Cloud Support
  • Totally rad and ridiculously basic retro pixel Graphics.
  • Now available in English, Russian, German, Italian, Portuguese, French, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish
  • Featuring gameplay directly inspired by some of my favorites, such as; Luftrausers, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Galaxian and Geometry Wars.
  • Unique chip tune songs for each ship by Spiff Tune. (Soundtrack available as free DLC)
  • An alternate Manual Fire mode for those that want a different experience.

  • The in game audio/SFX was provided by my mouth and some royalty free SFX from FreeSFX.
  • The soundtrack is by the artist "Spiff Tune" and is available as FREE DLC.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core +
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB +
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Is your computer older than ten years? You should probably get a new computer before you consider more games.
    • OS: Windows 10 (why not recommend the newest?)
    • Processor: Got four cores? Great! Bit Blaster XL will run smooth on most things, but especially on four cores.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Something within the last five years would be nice and gorgeous, better is always better.
    • Storage: 501 MB available space
    • Sound Card: I made a bunch of these bit blaster xl sound effects by making stupid noises with my mouth into a pretty low rent consumer microphone, so I recommend not having a sound card, or you may realize this.
    • Additional Notes: When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
    • OS: OSX 10.5+
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB at least and nothing over... let's say, five years old
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Most 32-bit and 64-bit Linux OS
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB +at least and nothing over... let's say, five years old
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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