Review Bits Revolution
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 28 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Great presentation, good style, fun gameplay
Can be disorienting for some, controls felt too sensitive at times
In Bits Revolution for Android, the Bits are an oppressed people. Fed up with the tyranny of the CPU, Bit has decided to lead a rebellion so that each Bit can be free to decide its own value. This is a disorienting platformer that’s easy to learn but difficult to master.
This is a game that is deceptively easy in the beginning, and it takes a while before it shows its true colors. The game’s main mechanic lies in how you control Bit, or rather, how you manipulate him. You don’t really have any direct control over the character, instead you’re simply rotating the level, letting physics dictate where the bit moves to.
In each stage, you’ll have a few objectives you’ll need to complete before you can go on to the next level, and these objectives usually require you to have precise control over how you move Bit, which can be difficult depending on level design. Fortunately, level design changes pretty drastically from level to level, so you’re never left rubbing your eyes from boredom.
There are over 100 levels in this game, and you can play them one of two ways: normal mode and zen mode. Normal mode means you’re time and scored. Your score is based on how fast you can complete a level. Zen mode means you don’t have to worry about adhering to a clock, and is the way I personally preferred to play.
Bits Revolution is a really great platformer that has a great balance of fun and difficulty. If you find the initial game to be too difficult, just switch to zen mode and off you go. This one is definitely worth a look for fans of the genre.