Imagine running through an odd, magical world where monocle-wearing hills with eyes sitting on clouds (they are referred to as “Cloud Titans”) watch you as you jump, slide, and kick your way through joyously rhythmic level after level. Sound familiar so far? It should – that’s BIT.TRIP at its finest. But then, suddenly, everything stops working. The music continues playing as the rest of the game grinds to halt and in no time at all you are dead and are forced to restart the level. That is not the platformer of the year I love.
It was enough to make my consider not recommending it to anyone without a device that has the latest specs (for the record, I played it on an original-generation iPad mini). BIT.TRIP RUN! would be my favorite game on iOS, but sadly it just does not run well enough.
– Max S