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 (40) - 92% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (4,498) - 97% of the 4,498 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 22, 2016

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“Bit Blaster XL is the 77th best Steam game of all time, with 98% positive reviews from 5,064 gamers!”

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Includes 6 items: Bit Blaster XL, Orbt XL, Diamo XL, Righty Tighty XL, Pivot XL, Ding Dong XL

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Includes 6 items: Bit Blaster XL, Orbt XL, Diamo 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.

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Thank you all for the continued support, it greatly helps in my development of Super Bit Blaster XL

Adam Nickerson
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Reviews

“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

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • 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.
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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