GameSpot writes: "Bit Trip Beat might be one of the most accurate titles in recent memory. Those three simple words sound like a weird mash-up of awkward consonants, but they actually do a great job of describing what sort of insanity is going on in this retro-inspired rhythm game. Its 8-bit visuals are firmly rooted in the 1980s, the gameplay is built around an escalating beat, and the entire thing is quite simply a trip to behold. See? Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but at least it's accurate."