A Nintendo community
by the fans!
  Forum main
BIT.TRIP SAGA being added to the 3DS eShop for $14.99
News reported by 
December 06, 2012, 12:22
A visiter over at GoNintendo has discovered a listing for BIT.TRIP SAGA on the Wii U eShop. The game is apparently set to release on the 3DS eShop and will be avaialble for download on the 20th December at the budget price of $14.99. Is there any excuse left not to pick this up?

URL to share (right click and copy)
12/06/12, 12:22   Edited:  12/06/12, 12:37
Why not sign up for a (free) account?
I've been saying since the game first came out that I'd buy it as soon as it's available digitally. And they priced it perfectly too!

Posted by 
 on: 12/07/12, 00:33

Let's be honest, asking $40 for Pilotwings or Steel Diver has always been unreasonable.

Posted by 
 on: 12/07/12, 13:25
There were some framerate issues or something like that for the 3DS game, wasn't there? Any word on them fixing that for the eShop release? I would hope so...

Posted by 
 on: 12/07/12, 17:53

Yeah, they made Runner difficult to play with the music (at times, the music would need to restart early to recover) which is unacceptable in a music/rhythm game.

Posted by 
 on: 12/07/12, 18:07

Hmm, yeah that would suck. Hopefully they iron out those issues for the eShop re-release.

Posted by 
 on: 12/07/12, 18:18

If they did that and added online leaderboards, the purchase would be a no-brainer. It's still worth a look as-is.

Posted by 
 on: 12/07/12, 18:20
So it's on sale for $9.99, grabbed it!

First off, I'll say that the 3D effect isn't impressive. I expected more.

So far I've played Beat, Core, Void and Runner.

Beat: controls well with the stylus, but I feel it's a little bit sluggish. I still prefer the Wii version.
Core: Controls well with the d-pad but turning the 3DS for challenge is harder than turning the wiimote. During the final boss, the beats desynced from the music and it was awful. Prefer the Wii version.
Void: Controls well with the circle pad, but I got some lag, even with 3D off. Prefer the Wii version.
Runner: Controls well, looks great, but don't turn on the 3D, it will reduce the framerate. Prefer the 3DS version (with headphones).

Posted by 
 on: 02/19/13, 19:42
Thanks for the impressions. I'm gonna stick with the WiiWare versions since I like using the Wii Remote and don't care about the 3D visuals.

Posted by 
 on: 02/19/13, 19:58
Seriously? Beat felt sluggish to you? Turn off the 3D and play it...it's much more playable with the stylus (and that isn't saying the WiiWare version isn't playable) IMO and I've beaten both versions.

Posted by 
 on: 02/19/13, 20:58
"BEAT is much more playable with the stylus"?! What madness is this? Much more!? The Wii controls are pretty much perfect.

Posted by 
 on: 02/19/13, 21:00
Yeah you basically have to turn the 3-D off or the game runs super sluggish. Unless they fixed it since the retail release.

I'm not a huge fan of Beat, Runner is by far my favorite.

Posted by 
 on: 02/19/13, 21:02
I bought this on Sunday. Never played one before, but the sale pushed me into getting it. I agree the 3D effect seems to murder the frame-rate, and doesn't look really that appealing (at least on Runner). Beat controlled terribly with the Circle Pad, but stylus was fine. 3D on I couldn't keep up with the game, brain started melting.

Fun stuff.

Posted by 
 on: 02/19/13, 21:05

I felt the Wii Remote was a bit too twitchy sometimes. The controls were fine on Wii, but I liked the more tactile feel I had using the stylus on 3DS.


They haven't fixed it. No word on whether or not they will.

Posted by 
 on: 02/19/13, 21:12
Sluggish meaning to movement of the paddle was a bit slower than I expected. On the Wii version it's easy to get into a rhythm, your brain knows just how much to twist your wrists to get to a certain spot. Didn't feel so intuitive with the stylus, but not bad by any means.

Posted by 
 on: 02/19/13, 21:43
FLUX is soooo good. Playing this while not at home is compensating for the lack of Runner2 on the go.

Runner freaking lags without 3D on. Odyssey makes this super noticeable. How did Gaijin Games think they could get away with this shoddy port?

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/13, 04:02

I'm with you, the port of Runner is shameful. I already knew that turning the 3D on halved the framerate, but I didn't know the game chugged regardless. Very disappointing. I don't think I'll be playing Saga much, I usually don't have the sound on when on the go (and Runner, the only real pick-up-and-play game of the bunch, not running well, doesn't help), and at home, turning on the Wii U to play these games will always be preferable.

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/13, 06:37   Edited:  03/01/13, 06:38
Shit! The 3DS version is the only version I've ever played, I wonder if it seemed even harder to me because it wasn't running as smoothly as it's supposed to... there were times where I felt like I was definitely syncopated with the beat but would still die, I chalked it up to human error... but I'm a drummer so I know when I'm off and sometimes I wasn't that off... I just though the game was super duper finicky about the player being an ultra-precise rhythm god. Huh.

Posted by 
 on: 03/01/13, 08:28
  Forum main