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Not Pong
Seriously? Pong? You other reviewers compare this to Pong? The game is nothing like Pong or Breakout or any other paddle game, because you nearly never bounce anything in the game. This is a brilliant execution of retro styling with modern gameplay. The idea of using music as both the reference of what to do and the motivator to do it well is pure perfection. If you listen as much as watch, you always know what to do. And I was surprised at how much I wanted to keep the beat perfect to get the cooler music tracks. Super interesting and fun. Controls were a tough for me to figure out first. I kept tilting side to side until I figured out it was backwards and forwards. But it did force me to play in the touch mode at first and I see benefits in both. But I have to say that the tilt control won me over. One of the best implementations of tilt control I've seen yet. My one complaint, though, are the length of the stages and lack of better practice modes. There's a point in the second stage (Descent) that comes after 10 minutes of game play that keeps tripping me up. I would love to break apart stages and practice problem areas instead of needing to go through 10 minutes of gameplay to repeatedly fail. This may be a bit of whining on my part (since old school games were always like this), but if the goal is to sell more level packs, it might be worth Namco considering helping us a little more to master the packs that come with the game. BTW, no problem with the pricing at $1.99 (during the 50% off sale) or $4.99. The game is clearly done at a professional caliber.
west43rd on Oct 5, 2010 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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Excellent Port. Excellent Game.
I've only played the Wii Demo before, and this iOS version is the perfect way to let me enjoy the game on the go. Whether touch or tilt, the game plays excellently. Both the graphics and music are brilliant. Contrary to others, I've had no issues with the app at all. I'm on a 3rd generation iPod touch. Oh, and it's not "only one song." You gotta play to progress. This isn't TTR, people.
Pardirina on Oct 5, 2010 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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Rip off!
1 song for $2, are you serious?! OMG, seriously?! Waaay overpriced for what it's worth.. I don't know what they were thinking to charge this much.
ERGregorio on Oct 5, 2010 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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Great game
Love it... great techno soundtrack too. If 'Boards of Canada' made a version of pong... this would be it.
thisisacid on Oct 5, 2010 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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Horrible waste of money.
This game should be free. $1.99 is way too much for a glorified pong. Background visuals are very distracting. Mindless, boring game play. Only one song for 2 bucks. Horrible. Deleted after one day.
Dre1973 on Oct 4, 2010 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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Not Worth even $2
I thought this would be a lengthy fun game due to the reviews I have read and its ratings. But there are only 3 songs you get to play in this game, unless you want to buy a level pack. I beat the first 2 songs after 20 minutes of owning the game. Pretty fun except this game definitely should be worth $1 or even free because there is hardly any content.
freebiepetey on Oct 5, 2010 for BIT.TRIP BEAT
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