BIT.TRIP FATE is an arcade-style scrolling shooter music game developed by Gaijin Games and published by Aksys Games for the Wii’s WiiWare download service. It is the fifth mainline entry in the BIT.TRIP series and was released on July 11, 2013.
The game follows CommanderVideo as he travels through three environments, each divided into two stages and culminating in a boss encounter. The game’s hybrid mechanics feature a side perspective, resembling a horizontal shooter, but with Commander Video confined to a set path, called the Vibe (along which he can freely move forward and backward), an element of rail shooters. Players control the movement of CommanderVideo, the direction he aims in and when he fires. The objective of the game is to help CommanderVideo navigate auto-scrolling corridors safely while defeating enemies and destroying or avoiding obstacles in the way.
BIT.TRIP FATE received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its unique gameplay and visuals, while others criticized its difficulty and lack of innovation. The game was a commercial success, selling over 100,000 copies on WiiWare.
BIT.TRIP FATE is available on the following platforms:
- Nintendo Switch
- Microsoft Windows
- Mac operating systems
You can purchase BIT.TRIP FATE on the following online stores:
- Nintendo eShop
- Mac App Store