"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.
Awesome platformer!ultimategamer | March 5, 2013 | See all ultimategamer's reviews »
This retro style space plat former is truly amazing and very fun to play! The graphics in the game suit the style of game play really well and create a better atmosphere for the player. The controls are easy to adapt to and once you've got them down the actual fun begins. The music track in the game adds a special feel where it makes players want to play more and sometimes even get overly addicted to beat a single mission. The game runs very smoothly on almost any computer no matter the capacity! Recommended for any who is a fan of Super Meat Boy and similar games!
Crazy pills...PM_DMNKLR | Feb. 5, 2013 | See all PM_DMNKLR's reviews »
Yeah, I said it, lol. Crazy pills. Why do I say that? Because that's how you'll feel when you're playing this game. It's super fun, super challenging and most of all, it's so crazy you'll think you divided by zero. Oh and it's DIRT CHEAP!!! $1.99 USD can get you either 2 McDonald's McDoubles (and loads of bowel problems) or this game, which will have your brain running in circles for hours upon hours trying to break through each challenge. Think of it as bit.trip.runner meets Super Meat Boy. Yeah, crazy pills sounds right now doesn't it? XD
Simple concept, awesome game !zhack075 | Jan. 1, 2013 | See all zhack075's reviews »
This game is cheap. It is made of cheap 8bits graphics, cheap concept, Cheap music... but it's a really good game. In fact it's the example that you don't need Cryengine or 300 employees to get a great game. The concept is simple, you can reverse gravity. This simple features leads to a tons of really interesting levels and for it price, I definitely recommend you to buy this awesome game ! Moreover, the soundtrack is incredible !
A Charming Platformer and Fun ChallengeCrimsonWizard | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all CrimsonWizard's reviews »
VVVVVV is a platformer built to resemble some of the 8-bit platformers of old. In particular, it evokes a graphical style like the Commodore 64, while using the unique mechanic of gravity flipping. While gravity flipping has been done before such as in Metal Storm for the NES, but VVVVVV is far more refined in it's use of it's mechanic like Bionic Commando Rearmed's use of the grappling arm in lieu of typical jumping.
By "more refined", I mean that most rooms in VVVVVV feel like a well crafted puzzle rather than just moving from one edge of the screen to the other. Each section of the interconnected world has a theme to challenge Captain Viridian, from spikes to reflective walls, and more. While a few of the collectibles placed in the game require navigating some frustrating puzzles, the game maintains a good difficulty curve. You'll die a lot, but checkpoints are frequent and restarting is quick, cutting down on frustration from a tough chamber.
Also of note, the soundtrack of VVVVVV is fantastic, using some 8-bit beepy sound with a jamming melody, each section's tune standing out from each other. It's a real nice listen when you need to stop to think out how to survive the next room.
VVVVVV is a great example of a platformer with a unique mechanic, paying homage to the old era of games while refining the gameplay to make it sleeker. It's not super long, but for the price listed and the effort put into crafting the world, VVVVVV is a fun experience.
VVVVVVery good!nairume | Dec. 23, 2012 | See all nairume's reviews »
VVVVVV is perhaps one of the most enjoyably unique platformers to come out in years. Taking inspiration from Team Meat's Meat Boy games, VVVVVV is based around incredibly difficult stages where the player will be expected to die frequently, returning them to the most recent checkpoint. Where this game differs from most frustration platformers is that it also mixes in Metroid-esque exploration, dropping players into a wide open and bizarre world that they are free to explore from the get-go. The other major gimmick, tying into the name of the game, is that the player character, instead of normal jumping, will reverse his gravity and immediately jump from floor to ceiling and back to the floor when you "jump" again.
While the game is designed to be frustrating, the controls are tight enough and the levels are clever enough to where it is never insulting. This game beautifully works like a charm and is an absolute blast to play. The gravity mechanic also works fairly, making each death the result of the player's and not the level throwing an unfair and cheap shot at them. This is a great game and a worth addition to any library.