"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.
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
Great nostalgic gamebuck | June 18, 2013 | See all buck's reviews »
VVVVVV is a great nostalgic game, very reminiscent of the commodore 64 days. It's a platform game in which, instead of jumping, you reverse gravity (on just yourself). It can be pretty challenging at times, but never too much so. The only downside is that sometimes you can feel lost and not know where you're supposed to go next. Definitely worth the few bucks it costs!
Great platformer with a challengethegaminglyfe | June 8, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
This game has a simple concept, arrow keys to move and space to invert the gravity. It may seem easy but it is one of the most challenging platformers I've ever played. The graphics work with the game with all the flashing lights and different colours. The sound also fits in with the happy jamming music. I've never played a platformer like this where when you die for the tenth time you get determined to finish it, not just smash your keyboard. The game is addicting and once you play for about half an hour you won't be able to stop. Definitely buy this game if you are a fan of platformers.