For this BIT.TRIP RERUNNER Review, The classic rhythm platformer is back as BIT.TRIP RERUNNER + RUNNER MAKER! The fun of the original now sports fresh mechanics, art, and soundtrack – plus RUNNER MAKER, which allows you to create custom levels. A must-play for rhythm newbies, experts, and everyone in between.


  • Decent graphics.
  • 1.08GB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics settings – resolution, display mode, v-sync, frame rate, render scale, brightness, quality preset, anti-aliasing, shadows, effects, textures, global illumination, reflections, and post-processing.
  • Can rebind controls for both the keyboard and the controller buttons.
  • Choose which controller buttons show.
  • Difficulty settings that affect score multiplier – obstacle density, checkpoints, stair assist, and bonk counter
  • Runner gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial level.
  • Two game modes – play and runner maker.
  • Runner Maker is a robust in-depth level creator where you can upload and download players’ Creations.
  • The Runner Maker mode has a level browser with filters.
  • Extras – imagery, words, and cutscene viewer. You unlock entries in these by collecting keys and choosing what to unlock.
  • Has a history of the Bit Trip games.
  • The play mode has three zones and bonus levels mode.
  • Collect boomboxes to unlock new soundtracks and graphic styles.
  • Tight solid controls as always.
  • The actions unlock over time.
  • End of level breakdown.
  • Difficult, brings the pain like none other.
  • You can use the d-pad and stick.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • A lot of replay value.
  • Fully animated backdrops.
  • Each unlocked soundtrack also unlocks an additional 10 levels.
  • Still has the strong pull of just one more go.
  • Maintains the high standards of all the previous games and has you replaying levels and learning the level layout.


  • The menu structure is cold and not as good as the last few games.
  • I get it’s a remake of an old game but they have kept it quite sterile looking out of the game.
  • Using the stick to play is not as smooth as the d-pad.
  • Doesn’t feel as content-packed as the last two outings, I mean it doesn’t add a ton of new content.
  • Boss fights initially are tough because you don’t get any help as to what needs to be done.

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Developer: Choice Provisions

Publisher: Choice Provisions

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Bit.Trip Rerunner is a runner game that offers a robust gaming experience with decent graphics and tight, solid controls. The game, which has a download size of 1.08GB, features full controller support, Steam achievements, and the ability to rebind controls for both the keyboard and the controller buttons.

The gameplay involves running through levels with fully animated backdrops and big boss encounters. It offers two game modes: Play and Runner Maker. The latter is an in-depth level creator where players can upload and download creations. The Play mode features three zones and a bonus levels mode.

Players can collect boomboxes to unlock new soundtracks and graphic styles. Each unlocked soundtrack also unlocks an additional 10 levels. The game maintains the high standards of previous games in the series, encouraging replaying levels and learning level layouts.

Despite its engaging gameplay, Bit.Trip Rerunner does have some drawbacks. These include a sterile-looking menu structure and the use of the stick for play not being as smooth as the d-pad. Additionally, boss fights can be initially tough due to a lack of guidance.

In summary, Bit.Trip Rerunner is a challenging runner game that successfully builds on the original with the Runner maker engine, offering a lot of replay value and infinite levels and they maintain the accessibility and fun of the game in every part of this offering.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!