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About as good as it gets for $6. 0

Bit.Trip: Beat is an unusual game for Nintendo's downloadable service, Wiiware. I like to think of it as the result of Guitar Hero and Ikaruga somehow managing to simultaneously impregnate Pong after a long night of romance and ecstasy. The reasoning behind the first is that, simply put, the beat of the music is very much an essential part of the experience. It's comparable to Ikaruga in the sense that the 2D gameplay can get incredibly frantic, almost to the point where you don't know what you'...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Bit.Trip Beat's a refreshing take on an old classic 0

Anyone notice the recent trend of reviving old games recently? Particularly in the downloadable games space? I have. Heck, I've played quite a few of 'em, too. And they were all great. But none of 'em have done anything close to what Bit.Trip Beat's done. What it is, is basically heavily modified version of Pong, with a few rhythm game elements thrown in. It may sound odd, but it's actually a really good game that works really well, and is simply a lot of fun to play. Normally I'd talk about th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A must have WiiWare title 0

With it’s simple structure, it was hard for me to imagine anyone taking the concept of Pong and turning it into a decent modern video game that can hold its own, but AKSYS Games has done just that with Bit Trip Beat. There is not much to find wrong with this game, other than maybe it’s slightly too difficult. You’ll be frantically trying to move the paddle so quickly to stop the “beats” from getting past you, the fact this game is based on such an old concept will soon be forgotte...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Old-school, both in difficulty and gameplay 0

As one of the most intense and frantic games that I've ever played, Bit. Trip Beat revolves around you moving a Pong-like to repel a hailstorm of "beats" flying from right to left across the screen.  The beats are bits that move in a set pattern, either moving straight ahead or bouncing, exploding, or anything else you can think of.  It's a simple enough concept, but the variations in the forms of the beats makes you think fast and put your eye-hand coordination as well as your memorization skil...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It's Pong on Steroids. 0

Games that have a retro theme nowadays are becoming more and more common, and often, they are actually successful, like the case with Mega Man 9. Unlike Mega Man 9, this isn't an old and established franchise redone in pixelated graphics, but instead it's a "reimagination", as I like to call it, of Pong, the game that started it all. Like Mega Man 9, Bit.Trip Beat! is hard. Very hard. Basically, instead of going competitive, as Pong did, this is a single player (or cooperative) game, wherein ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A minimalist review for bit.trip beat 0

This game:  Is hard.  Blows my mind.  Has fantastic music.   Reminds me of Rez HD.  Wins the Emmy for most eyestrain.   Has motion control that doesn't suck.  Has distracting backgrounds, presumably on purpose. Should be called bit.trip pong.  Maybe pong is copyrighted? Justifies the creation of a paddle attachment for the Wiimote.  Does at least 12 things with a pong blip I had never seen before.     Is exactly the kind of thing that should be on downloadable services.     Has co-op, which appa...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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