- Simple, abstract skill-based gameplay.
- Very challenging later levels; currently 20 levels available.
- 'Retro' neon 3D graphics; also, two perspective choices.
- Variety dries up quickly; later levels derive challenge from 'more is better' rather than changing things up like earlier levels.
Fancy yourself a bit of a Pro when it comes to timing those perfect jumps; avoiding those beams of death; or dodging bullets? Now you can prove your skills with 2Bit's simple, abstract gameplay.
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Arcade games aren't exactly difficult to find on the App Store and at times it can be hard to stay excited as you jump from one title to the next due to their generally repetitive nature. Ironically, abstract titles that strip gameplay elements to the absolute minimum can be insanely addictive and the rise of genres like the endless jumper/runner are a testament to their elegance.
2Bit by Industrial Brothers isn't so much an endless title or a platformer or a shooter, but an abstract reduction that focuses on timing, with players being challenged to avoid everything with little more than the ability to change your direction. Tapping and holding on the screen will reverse your automatic forward momentum, but in doing so your ever-increasing score will also be reversed. Initially there's not a lot of challenge in avoiding the hazards as they're presented one at a time, but eventually each trap will gain new tricks including multiple speeds; the ability to move; and a combination of various traps to make life extremely difficult.
While the game is presented in 3D with neon 'retro' style graphics, players can choose between a '2D' top-down view to help with accurate timing or an angled '3D' mode to have a bit more of a view on what's coming up. The visuals remain the same throughout the 20 currently available levels, but more levels are planned and hopefully some visual changes will be added as well.
2Bit doesn't really solve the problem of jumping from one Arcade title to the next, but it does provide a convenient and absorbing pit-stop for those who consider themselves a deft hand at precise timing. As such, fans of shooters and platformers are liable to enjoy their time conquering this title.
"..this innovative action game impresses with its slick, Tron-esque aesthetic and simplistic, but challenging, gameplay."
iOS Game of the Day, March 4 2011
"We review a lot of apps here so often many don’t stay on the iDevice too long, but I’ll be keeping this around to fill in those little moments"
March 9 2011
Welcome to 2Bit, a challenging retro-inspired puzzle game that will challenge your nerves and co-ordination!
Can you make your way through The Grid? Do you have what it takes to be AWESOME!!!!
In this addictive retro-style puzzle game your aim is to successfully navigate your way through The Grid while avoiding a series of shooting turrets, trip wires, hydraulic plugs, screwblades and much, much more!
Your 2Bit can only move forwards and backwards but the challenges become more numerous and more frequent as you negotiate a series of ever more challenging obstacles.
It's simple to play, hard to master and extremely addictive!!!
- 2 initial Grids each one with 10 levels of puzzles to negotiate. That's 20 Levels in total to start!
- Select between 2D or 3D views
- Personal High Scores and Global Leaderboard!
- Original retro-themed sound effects and music
- Online Registration
- Additional Grids and Levels to be released over the next few weeks at no extra cost!
We will be releasing additional levels and challenges for 2Bit over the coming months so keep your eyes out for updates as the become available or just register from inside the game for us to notify you by email.
2Bit was designed and developed by the award winning design team that created the worldwide #1 hit game Beast Farmer. For more information visit our website at www.IndustrialBrothers.com, follow us on Twitter @IndustrialBros or join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/IndustrialBrothers
What's New in Version 1.1Grid 3! Ten new levels of challenging traps. Make it to the final level to see two new enemy types (coming in Grid 4)!
-Game Center (in game) leaderboard freezing.
-Long names ruining layout of Game Center (in game) leaderboard.
-Some small visual bugs.