“Hugely playable, with top-notch controls and crunchy chip-tunes. It rocks! (Sorry.)”£0.69
The only ‘bit’ this game’s pilot is, is a bit stupid, because he’s got himself trapped inside a tiny area of space that’s frequented by an alarming number of extremely deadly asteroids. It’s your job to keep him alive for as long as possible before his inevitable doom.
Bit Pilot’s actually been around for a while, originally showing up in 2010. But creator Zach Gage is clearly some kind of evil genius, because no sooner had we weaned ourself off his furiously addictive game than he laughed like a maniac and presented this update, which boasts Retina graphics, universal support and two new modes. So as well as dodging asteroids, avoiding lasers and picking up shield and points pills in the Easy (read: not easy) and Normal (read: very much not easy) modes, veterans can now pitch their skills against Tunnels (weave your ship between enormous overlapping asteroids) and Massive.
The last of those needs at least three eyes to keep track of myriad flying rocks, so good luck in not getting splattered all over space in about eight seconds.