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Bit.Trip Runner

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Description

Bit. Trip Runner is the fifth entry in the Bit. Trip series. This time, the player controls Commander Video directly in a scrolling, rhythm-based platform game. Once again, the music consists of retro chiptune sounds and the graphics, although 3D, are reminiscent of 8 bit videogames of the 1980s.

The player character is able to execute four different moves: jump, slide, punch and using jump pads. In order to master the game, the player has to execute these four actions in perfect sync with the music to overcome various obstacles. There are three different main levels, each with several sub stages that become increasingly difficult. At the end of each level, a boss fight awaits the player to test their skills by including new combinations of the four actions. Just like with the previous games, score multipliers can be collected that enhance the audio-visual experience of the game. There is a set number of gold bars in each stage that has to be collected for a perfect score.

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Bit.Trip Runner Windows Sliding under a large monster
Bit.Trip Runner Windows You get unlimited lives, but you still may be unfortunate enough to get a Game Over (and a corresponding achievement)
Bit.Trip Runner Windows You need to kick these down.
Bit.Trip Runner Windows You access retro challenges by completing levels where you collect all gold bars.

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The Press Says

Nintendo Life Wii May 18, 2010 10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars10 Stars 100
Destructoid Wii May 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Retro Spirit Games Wii Feb 12, 2013 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Retro Spirit Games Windows Feb 12, 2013 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Cheat Code Central Wii 2010 4.5 out of 5 90
GameZone Wii Jun 08, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Wii May 26, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
VictoryGames.pl Windows Feb 18, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joystiq Wii May 25, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Windows Mar 21, 2011 7 out of 10 70

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Contributed to by Kabushi (128297), robotriot (8637) and Iggi (5050)