Summary: The Bit.Trip titles are some of my favorite games of this console generation. Sadly, the series still hasn't truly found its audience. Sure, the games have a huge following, but I'm certain that the Bit.Trip series has what it takes to go beyond Katamari Damacy -level popularity to full-on blockbuster status. The problem is that so much of what makes the series amazing can't be conveyed with screenshots and videos.
Excerpt: It’s no secret that the Wii has had subpar 3rd party support for some time now. For every great 1st party title there seems to be fifty 3rd party games that are not up to the quality standard of Nintendo. It can be hard for the Wii customer to find solid games that don’t have Mario or Link on the front cover. However, there are instances where the Wii strikes gold and receives a great 3rd party exclusive game. This time it’s Bit.Trip Complete from developer Gaijin Games.
Pros: Awesome combination of simplistic controls and rhythm-based mechanics, 8-bit design is wonderfully retro, Plenty of additional content for fans, One of the most unique and addicting experiences on the Wii
Cons: Trial-and-error moments can be frustrating, Could be surprisingly difficult for some
Summary: It's a bit trippy, but completely awesome.
Pros: A great challenge made even greater with new features, Generous price point for such a complete package, Retro, funky gameplay and graphics, Soundtrack CD and bonuses galore with even more to unlock
Cons: May not be worth it if you already bought them on WiiWare, Sudden difficulty ramp can get very frustrating, The main games are rather short in hindsight
Summary: Bit.Trip Complete is a collection of 6 WiiWare titles. Considering each WiiWare game came out at 6 or 8 dollars, you’re not getting much of a deal. Yes, there’s new content, but most of these games are around 2 years old and have been ported to other platforms since then for cheaper prices. As someone who loves independent games and games that try new things, Bit.Trip Collection is a disappointment. There isn’t a whole lot of gameplay to each game.
Conclusion: Six For The Price of One- Compilations to me are a godsend. It means that I can get six games that would be more expensive to get individually. One disk. Six games. Done deal. Even sweeter is the bonus 18-track soundtrack CD that’s packaged with the game.Disc Release Advantage- The BIT.TRIP games got their start on the Wii as WiiWare downloadable games.
Summary: Beat. Core. Void. Runner. Fate. Flux. The six games in the Bit.Trip series may sound like word salad to the uninitiated, but over the past two and a half years, these games have charted a unique course on the Wii Shop Channel. Each downloadable entry featured a different strain of simple gameplay that quickly grew into complexity to present a formidable challenge.
Pros: Easy difficulty mode increases accessibility without compromising quality, Online leaderboards, short challenges, and hard mode cater to advanced players, Unlockables shed light on abstract elements, Six individual games that provide distinct and engaging gameplay, Soundtrack disc lets you enjoy the great music outside of the game
Excerpt: Two years ago a colorful little Pong -like indie game took me by surprise and unexpectedly rocked my world. With its addictive gameplay and fantastic soundtrack, the charmingly retro Bit.Trip BEAT introduced me to what has become one of my favorite series of all time. Over the last couple years Santa Cruz-based Gaijin Games’ delivered some of the best games of the generation in the last place you’d ever expect to find them — WiiWare.
Excerpt: Editor’s Note: The good folks at Gaijin Games have been kind enough to provide Wii owners with a compilation of the complete BIT.TRIP saga: a series of six adventures that single-handedly gave the WiiWare service its killer apps and gave gamers a modern take on a blast from the past. The differences are pretty minor between the two versions, so most of the content of the two reviews is identical, but we wish to make it clear from the outset that both versions of the game...
Bit.Trip Complete Review (Wii) and Bit.Trip Saga Review (3DS)
Gamers Daily News
19 September 2011
Summary: Compiling several short but enjoyable games into one package serves the Bit.Trip series well. Both the 3DS and Wii versions are great celebrations of gaming’s older days, and should appeal to those who enjoy a challenge.