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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: See this video.
  • Breather Level:
    • BIT.TRIP VOID is considered a Breather Game.
    • It even has *gasp* checkpoints! Getting a high score is still very challenging though.
    • "Ginger Pit" is pretty much this in RUNNER. Really, the middle of the 3rd zone in general is surprisingly less challenging. Don't worry, it ratchets back up to insane by 3-9: The Gauntlet.
    • Control in CORE is much easier than the level that came before it, Exploration, as the pattern is mostly recycled from the previous stages.
    • Breather Game: VOID and FLUX are noticeably easier than other games. RUNNER and BEAT are about the middle of the road.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Lots, but the menu music for FLUX, Strange Comfort, is probably one of the best songs in the series.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: As far as the games go, Runner is the most popular. It's to the point where it's the only one with a direct, numbered sequel.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • A lot of people were unimpressed with the final boss of FLUX; it's an empty room, the object being to bounce the ball 15 times without missing. It may seem relatively uninspired — that is, unless you've lived long enough to remember the Atari2600 games, and you suddenly remember the original Breakout, and you remember what happened after you destroy 2 entire walls of bricks. The answer? Nothing. You're left with an empty room and you can simply bounce the balls around forever until you lose them all, because there is nothing left. The game is over.
    • Furthermore, Neuse said that in Runner, they added the ability for CommanderVideo to kick down walls because they were so annoyed at the walls in Pitfall. Similarly, in FLUX, you can bust out of the empty Breakout room and into the beyond... because, after all, CommanderVideo cannot be stopped. Not even by the very boundaries of that which he's been in as long as he can remember. Not even... by life.
    • In RUNNER, after Radbot assists you in "The Source", you run by a bunch of "Burger Mouth" billboards, then Meat Boy comes in to help. Think about it...
  • Game Breaker: The bosses of the second and third songs of VOID contained a horrible infinite score exploit if you stall forever while in "super" or "ultra" mode and steadily gain points. The updated version of the game disables the automatic score gain of those modes at the bosses.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: GIGA
  • Player Punch: The player themselves has to run into Mingrawn Timbletot. In essence, you kill the Commander.
  • Porting Disaster: SAGA has a few problems:
    • In RUNNER the background textures are wonky and the game is susceptible to graphical slow down. It also suffers from poorly executed 3D effect - it only works in cutscenes and for the background imagery, while the levels itself remain in full 2D, which seems really strange given the fact that all other five games in SAGA have a nicely executed 3D effect.
    • In VOID patterns will flat out just appear out of nowhere.
    • The music in some cutscenes and levels can get out of sync.
    • Sometimes, the music in "Perception" in FLUX can just plain not start.
    • This one appears to have been fixed, but in RUNNER, sometimes, when starting the level "Rusty Warren", the game will freeze.
    • Despite this it's still playable and enjoyable, and the remaining three games seem more or less okay.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: "CHALLENGE"
  • Tear Jerker: The ending of FLUX, as well as CommandergirlVideo's crying at the end of FATE. At the end of the former, you get kicked out again to the menu while Strange Comfort plays as the camera pans to the blue planet.
  • That One Level:
    • Level 1-11 in RUNNER is disproportionately harder than the majority of the game. No wonder there's a Steam achievment for passing it.
    • 3-2 Retro Challenge makes many perfectionists want to run out and murder the level designer.
    • BEAT is generally regarded as one of the harder games in the series, but the fifth section of Descent stands out in getting people stuck. Immediately, you have to survive a difficult challenge involving hitting erratically bouncing beats with a tiny paddle. If you managed to get through that, soon after comes an onslaught of bouncing beats that jump across most of the screen and move so fast that it is very difficult to spot the pattern. You'll be lucky to survive through Nether unless you know where to move beforehand.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: A few aren't happy with RUNNER 2's Art Shift, although this may be negated somewhat with Commander Video's original 2D appearance being unlockable and the Nostalgia Level The BIT.TRIP.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?:

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