"If you have any interest in challenging platformers whatsoever, you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to pick up VVVVVV." - Destructoid.com
"It's easy to recommend VVVVVV to fans of the "retro revival" games that seem to be gaining in popularity" - IGN.com
You play as the fearless leader of a team of dimension exploring scientists who inadvertently crash, and are separated. The game involves exploring the strange world you've found yourself in, and reuniting your friends.
VVVVVV explores one simple game mechanic: you cannot jump - instead, you reverse your own gravity at the press of a button. The game focuses on playing with this mechanic in a variety of interesting ways.
The game is designed not to artificially gate your progress. In VVVVVV there are no locks, no powerups, no switches, nothing to stop you progressing except the challenges themselves.
One Mechanic, Endless FunWolfeClawz | Feb. 17, 2014 | See all WolfeClawz's reviews »
For a game that focuses purely on the single mechanic of reversing gravity on yourself, this game still manages to throw new challenges at you every step of the way. While there are times in which you'll feel like slamming your face against the keyboard, when you do eventually come out on top you'll be extremely satisfied and cry tears of happiness.
The art style is simplistic which really helps the player to focus on the task at hand and the music is simply phenomenal and varied. VVVVVV is a must have, especially with the price being so low.
A wonderful platformerAkiMatti | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
I approached this game with pretty much no expectations. I do have a soft spot for retro games in my heart so there was something in favor of this game already.
The game shines with personality! The little guys in the game are so adorable, only animation they have are their facial gestures (basically happy/sad) but they really tug my heart strings! The game mechanics are simple, you slide sideways and you can reverse gravity, making you slide on the roof or on the floor. From such a basic movement repertoire a lot of different and challenging problems are created. The game even surprises the player many times along the way when you feel like you've seen it all.
Playing this game is a delight, you always seem to be in control of the character and the failures are pretty much always your own fault. Checkpoints are frequent enough so that when you die (and you do, lots of times) you don't have to backtrack a lot. Recommended!
Great platformer challengestitch123 | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all stitch123's reviews »
VVVVVV is awesome retro platformer game. Main mechanic in the game is that you change gravity instead of jumping. If you like challenge games like Super Meat Boy, you'll sure like this one, too. It's really hard sometimes. Also soundtrack is very good. I really recommend this. In addition, it's very cheap ;)
(Sorry for my bad English)
Excellent platformerlok0812 | Aug. 24, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
If you enjoy any 2D platformer like Super Meat Boy or Braid, chances are you will like this one as well. Unlike the other two mentioned, VVVVVV is a more simpler game and all you need to do is control the gravity to avoid spikes and get through the stage. The game itself is as unforgiving as Super Meat Boy nor deep puzzle as Braid so it should favor more to casual players that are looking for a platforming experience. Definitely a must get if you enjoy 2D platforming and you will not disappoint.
Fun is the Keyword!Thebestfootball | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all Thebestfootball's reviews »
Very Fun Game! The retro-esque gravity defying platformer VVVVVV takes one back to the days of better gaming -- where skill actually matters because the reward is worth it. You'll find the game-play difficult but not overly so and the payoff of finding new areas or making an "impossible" maneuver worthwhile. The music gives me goosebumps and fits in quite well with the game -- that of exploring space in an strange and unknown dimension to find your crew-mates. Precision platforming -- retro style -- at its best! 10/10