Wednesday, May 4, 2011


BIT.TRIP RUNNER for Wii (Wii Ware)

Genre: Musical Platformer
Full Game Price: $8.00
No. of Players: 1

In 5 words: fast, simple, challenging, musical, engaging

The BIT.TRIP series of games is hit or miss, but RUNNER is definitely one of the better entries in the series. If you like challenging platformers and classic videogame music, you do not want to pass this game up.

Like other BIT.TRIP games, RUNNER starts out very simple but quickly combines many simple elements to create complete chaos. Not to worry, though: the rewards are there. The better you do, the better the music gets. As a longtime video game player and fan of techno music, I love the BIT.TRIP soundtracks, and I find it very creative how RUNNER repays its players.

That's not to say BIT.TRIP RUNNER is easy. Far from it. It is quite frustrating at times, and yet highly engaging. It is, in fact, the first BIT.TRIP demo that I played all the way through, and I'm glad I persevered. BIT.TRIP RUNNER brings back memories of the difficult, unforgiving, and rewarding platformers of my youth.

With a price of only $8.00, BIT.TRIP RUNNER looks like a solid value and is on my to-buy list. Give the demo a shot, it is very fun, and remember, you'd better download it soon as it could disappear from Wii Ware at any moment.

Demo Gamer Stats:
Age range: 6+
Demo length: 15-20 minutes
Demo worth playing? Definitely.
Full game worth buying? Looks like it's well worth it.

BIT.TRIP RUNNER has been out for awhile, so a few of you have probably played it. Is it as good as the demo makes it out to be? Sound off in the comments!

--Demo Gamer


  1. i love bit.triprunner i play it all the time at my friends house but i dont know i how to get the demo

  2. I'm not sure if it is still available on the Wii Shop Channel or not...I just checked Steam to see if there was a demo for the PC version and it appears there is not. Bad form, Gaijin, bad form.

  3. this game is cool but i hate messing up cuz u gottah start over from the beginning