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Bit Pilot Review

By Dave Flodine, on March 9, 2010


Bit Pilot
  • Publisher: Zach Gage
  • Genre: Action
  • Released: 4 Mar, 2010
  • Size: 28.5 MB
  • Price: $1.99
Download on the AppStore
Rating

PROS

  • Great retro visual and audio presentation.
  • Unique control scheme.

CONS

  • Control scheme has high learning curve.

VERDICT

This retro take on the bullet hell genre might be hard to get the hang of, but it will keep you coming back for more.


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Bit Pilot will please both retro gamers and bullet hell fans. Its control scheme takes some time getting used to but the game has a lot of personality and offers some asteroid dodging fun.Bullet hell games are starting to become popular on the iphone. It's good to see cause there can be nothing as exhilarating as whipping around the screen, narrowly dodging everything that gets thrown in your way. Bit Pilot is a bullet hell game with a retro style and a unique control scheme. The question is if it all comes together to deliver a great iphone experience.

Instead of using tilt mechanics, or an on screen joystick, Bit Pilot has your fingers directing your ship around the game field. Swiping and dragging will control speed and direction, with swiping in the opposite direction slowing you down. Two fingers on the screen will add more finesse as you whisk and weave around the incoming asteroids. It's a unique control scheme and does the job, but the choice to use another scheme would have been nice.

The game is very retro using simple pixel art and vector lines. Every so many points, you go up in level, and the screen washes in a new colour before the difficulty ramps up. The music is a treat with a wonderful 8bit style track as you play, with another music track as an unlockable. The game features unlockable difficulties and bonuses along with achievements and OpenFeint leaderboards

Bit Pilot will please both retro gamers and bullet hell fans. Its control scheme takes some time getting used to but the game has a lot of personality and offers some asteroid dodging fun..

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