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Return of RUNNER
I review the sequel to Bit.Trip RUNNER
Published on 24/05/2013

As many of my regular readers will know, Bit.Trip RUNNER is one of my favourite games of all time. The utter simplicity of it makes it instantly accessible and coupled with an outstanding soundtrack, it quickly dominated my play time back in 2010. But times have changed, and in 2013, it's time to welcome the sequel to RUNNER, the brilliantly named Bit.Trip Presents... RUNNER 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien!

What was immediately obvious to me was that behind the HD layers, this is still very much the RUNNER of old. It was easy to slip back into that RUNNER vision that became so addictive back in 2010, and playing the game was like visiting an old friend. While the soundtrack isn't perhaps as memorable as the original, it's still an absolute joy to play through, and the myriad of improvements really do make this the definitive Bit.Trip experience.

And that final world. Wow. What an amazing ending. A brilliant game at a very reasonable price on Wii U, I'd urge everyone to play this at some point. You won't be disappointed!

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Bit.Trip RUNNER 2 (Wii U eShop) Review

Bit.Trip RUNNER was something of a revelation on WiiWare. A continuation of the already hugely popular Bit.Trip saga, RUNNER took the auto-runner genre and mixed it with the rhythm action genre, creating one of the best games to hit the Wii ever. Three years on and Gaijin have brought RUNNER back, in the creatively named Bit.Trip Presents... RUNNER 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. But can they improve upon the original title, or is this simply a case of a new coat of paint and some fresh stages?

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