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Run the Developer - is where we look at a specific game development studio's work on Nintendo systems and discuss our experiences with their games. In this second installment we turn our gaze to

Choice Provisions - is based out of California, US and probably known best for the BIT.TRIP series and the Runner games. After the success of Runner2 they absorbed Robotube and started publishing their titles as Minivisions. They have also published games for Neon Diety and Different Cloth and developed a couple of games for non-tendo but we will focus on the games developed by Choice Provisions and available on Nintendo systems in the list below. Check out their website for more details

Games by Choice Provisions


There are six BIT.TRIP games (Beat, Core, Void, Runner, Fate, and Flux) that were released as WiiWare from 2009-2011. The games feature a retro 8-bit aesthetic with short focused gameplay. The games were repackaged and sold at retail in 2011 for Wii (BIT.TRIP Complete) and 3DS (BIT.TRIP Saga). More recently (2020) the games were made available on the Switch e-Shop

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

When it came time for a follow up to the BIT.TRIP series Choice Provisions chose to make a sequel to RUNNER. The game released on Wii U in 2013 and we critically and commercially successful. The game is expected to be put on the Switch e-Shop in the near future.


Released in 2018 as a Switch exclusive, the game received mixed reviews. A patch was later released to address some of the problems reviewers mentioned.

Bubsy: Paws on Fire

The 2019 release from Choice is another auto-runner, this time with the licensed characters of the Bubsy franchise. The game recycled a lot of assets from Runner 3 without letting up on the difficulty.

What system did you play the Bit.Trip games on?
Do you want more Runner games or something else?
Can they turn things around after Bubsy?

Which degenerate here played Bubsy and voted for it!?

I'm guessing Pokepal voted for it as a joke.


--- Quote from: Discord.RSS on June 25, 2021, 11:36:15 AM ---Which degenerate here played Bubsy and voted for it!?

--- End quote ---

That was me  :-[
I heard the bad reviews but I also heard similar complaints about Runner3 and I really enjoyed that. So I picked it up when it was on sale. Keep in mind the poll just asks if you played the game, not if you would recommend it to others.

Suggesting a minor name change:


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