Bit Pilot [$.99] chose a bad time to be released on the App Store. The retro-influenced dodging game hit a week after One Man Left’s Tilt to Live [$2.99 / Lite / HD] graced the platform, drowning out the much of acclaim it would have garnered otherwise. Perhaps the update that just hit this morning will give Bit Pilot some fresh legs and some new eyes, as it adds a lot of new components to the core game, as well as some fresh tweaks.

Bit Pilot 2.0 adds a total of three new tracks as well as two new modes: Tunnels and Super Massive Mode, respectively. The latter has you gathering power-ups and getting larger in the process, while the former has you dodging massive, creeping space rocks.

The patch also adds new taunts, friends list rankings, Game Center support, cumulative score tracking for his stat pleasure, and most importantly, universal support for the iPad and the retina display.

If you’re more interesting in tackling a game like Bit Pilot with a mouse, or hey, even a Magic Track Pad, game creator Zach Gage will have your back. The game will soon launch on the Mac App Store alongside a demo version that gives you pretty much the full release. We'll grab those links respectively when the application goes live. It's expected to later today.

  • Anonymous

    Wow! This is one of my favorites and I didn't think we'd ever see an update! Awesome game - I can't wait to try out the update!

  • guest

    redownloading the game right now, although the update hasn't showed up for me yet

  • KangaRod

    No doubt, this is most definitely one of my favourite games, and I never expected to see an update; but I'm so excited for it!

     Pick this game up if you haven't already. 

  • http://mademistakes.com Michael Rose

    Love this game. Anyone seeing the 2.0 update in the App Store yet?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, the update hasn't show up for me either. Bummer. :(

  • Rjay

    Bit Pilot was one of two games I installed on my iPad 2 knowing it would not look that great and I'd have to use the grainy 2x upscale mode to play it.  The game is so good that I didn't mind it for once, when normally I can't stand it.  Seeing this update has made my day!  Truly worth the cost; the music alone is worth it, but the gameplay is absolutely superb.

    • Anonymous

      Let's hope for a new Universal update!
      Or a Bit Pilot HD, at least.

      • metalcasket

        It is universal now. >_> The update just hasn't shown up yet.

      • Anonymous

        Ooh, I missed that part of the post... GREAT news!

  • Zach Gage

    Hey guys, glad to see you're as excited as I am to get this update out!

    I just pressed the release button on the itunes store (a bit early, you guys inspired me haha), so it should be out as soon as it propagates through the store! I hope you enjoy it! and yes, totally universal now.

    And the mac store version might be a bit :/ but the demo is up! ( http://www.bit.ly/bitPilotDemoMac )

    -zach

    • metalcasket

      *waits impatiently*

      First it was Boost 2/3D and now Bit Pilot. Man, it's good to see these classics getting some love! :D

      • Rjay

        Melon Golf went universal as well.  Not sure when this happened, but it is very welcome!

  • Zach Gage

    the update should be up now :) enjoy everyone!

    • Anonymous

      thank you Zach. I'm also going to buy Halcyon right now.

      • Zach Gage

        awesome! thanks! I hope you enjoy it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Katsafouros/666754640 Dimitris Katsafouros

    I'm impressed with the music. This is one of the few 8bit music tracks that aren't annoying at all. In fact where can I download the music??

    • Zach Gage

      Sabrepulse is going to release an e.p. of the bit pilot tracks soon. I'll post on the forum here when it's released. Also there will probably be a notification in the game

  • Mrsmartiepants

    This game is pretty cool.