Summary: WiiWare has been an interesting experiment. While it isn’t the first time Nintendo has offered downloadable content (the uninformed should Google "Satellaview"), it represents its first serious attempt at selling non physical games.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: There are few notable releases for Nintendo's underwhelming WiiWare library, and even those rare games have gone largely unnoticed. Gaijin Games and Aksys are giving Wii owners one last chance to check out a collection of six unique rhythmic games in Bit.Trip Complete.
Gaijin Games Reinvents The Classic Gaming Wheel With Its Bit.Trip Series
13 September 2011
Conclusion: Concept: Take several classic gaming mechanics, add the occasional motion control mechanic, and mix in musical effects that dance to the beat of its gameplay
Graphics: Bit.Trip games harken back to the Atari generation, but colorful visual effects betray the simplicity of these classic games