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Bit.Trip Flux is yet another retro-styled, rhythm-themed title for the Wii's WiiWare service from Aksys and Gaijin games. Flux has basic similarities to, and is in many ways, very much like a "remix" of Bit.Trip Beat, wherein the player uses the Wii Remote to slide a paddle up and down to reflect tonal dots moving rhythmically across the screen to build scores and multipliers.

Players are tasked with reflecting all dots or "beats" as they move across the screen from left to right, and continually reflecting the beats "modes up" the audio and visual presentation, as well as the score, whereas missing too many "modes down" everything to simple, generally dull black and white--potentially without any audio at all. Miss too many beats, however, and there is no actual game over--instead, poor performance will simply result in the player returning to the previous checkpoint.

The game features three stages known as Epiphany, Perception, and Catharsis. Initially, only Epiphany is unlocked, and completing this stage unlocks Perception, which unlocks Catharsis. Each stage contains multiple checkpoints. Besides featuring beats that players must reflect, Flux adds a new twist to the Beat formula in that there are Avoid beats (which damages the paddle, and "modes down"), and there are power-ups which improve the paddle, such as improving it's size.

Unlike Beat, which could be played by up to four players at once, Flux simultaneous play for only two players.


Bit.Trip Flux Windows Player need grabs all white boxes.
Bit.Trip Flux Windows Stage 6 begins.
Bit.Trip Flux Windows Boss destroying my defence....
Bit.Trip Flux Windows All boxes flying from left screen side to right side.

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Destructoid Wii Mar 01, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
Multiplayer.it Wii Apr 19, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii Feb 24, 2011 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Wii Mar 07, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Vandal Online Wii Mar 01, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Metro.co.uk Wii Feb 28, 2011 9 out of 10 90
IGN Wii Mar 04, 2011 8.5 out of 10 85
Family Friendly Gaming Wii 2011 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Wii Mar 16, 2011 8.25 out of 10 82
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Mar 04, 2011 7 out of 10 70


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