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4.69 stars 4.69/5 Stars Average score of 13 user reviews spread across 6 releases and 0 DLC

Do you remember when games were unforgiving? 0

It’s no secret that the moment you make a 2D platforming game on a non-handheld platform, you’ll have my heart from the get-go. Releases in recent years have shown that unlike the 2D brawler genre, which had its heyday — looking at you,  Streets of Rage — but is now dated and unenjoyable, the platforming genre has plenty left to say.  Braid,  Bionic Commando Rearmed, Shadow Complex, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii (despite its title) have shown that the affordances of modern hardware can allow for...

22 out of 23 found this review helpful.

VVVVVV is a love letter to 8-bit platformers 0

It's true that the central mechanic of VVVVVV (V^6) isn't new to video games. What makes V^6 special is how throughly the mechanic is explored through Terry's fantastic level design. If you've played his previous game Don't Look Back, then you will already be familiar with his fiendish obsession with challenge. Many points throughout the game I found myself cursing his name for expecting me to land Captain Viridian on a platform 5 pixels wide surrounded by spikes on all sides multiple times in s...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The "Portal of 2010 0

 VVVVVV is part platformer, part Metroidvania adventure, and all awesome. You play as a ship captain that has all of his crew teleported all over a foreign planet and must go save them. Your character has the power to flip gravity and uses this to navigate the game as opposed to jumping. You go and navigate form screen to screen looking for one of twenty "trinkets" in the game,  which are the games secrets that unlock music and other goodies, till you eventually end up in sections, which are sho...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Really Fantastic Game 0

I've never played a Commodore 64, but VVVVVV is an interesting enough game to have sparked my interest. Although the pixel-precise gameplay would have been roughly impossible to create on the 64, the aesthetic and music have enamored me so that I'd be interested in playing a few of them, and have actually sought out Jet Set Willy as a result.VVVVVV is a 2D side-scrolling platformer with elements of the Metroidvania world design and exploration added to the mix. You play as Captain Viridian, who ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Worst-Named game of 2010. And the Best. 0

 So every year, I like to give out a very unprestigious award for the Worst Named Game of 2010. This non-honour goes out to the game whose title is either too pretentious, annoying or mis-marketed for its own good. Something so repulsive, I feel ashamed to tell my friends about it by name. Kingdom Hearts came very close to winning twice in a row for the very self-serving subtitle of “Birth By Sleep”, but I think this year’s winner clearly belongs to distractionware’s “VVVVVV”. How do you ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The fun and no fun of VVVVVV 0

The number of stars represents the amount of fun I've had playing VVVVVV.   The fun:  +The game introduces a new way of platforming that  makes you think in terms of directional pull instead of just momentum.+Challenging and engaging platforming in the main levels have you thinking differently in nearly every section.  It also brings good moments of satisfaction when you just barely make a jump you've been attempting a few times   +The art style is retro yet refreshing at the same time.  You wil...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Steam got VVVVVV and so should you 0

Funnily named VVVVVV is a Flash based 8-bit platform game. VVVVVV was released earlier this year for PC. Just this month the game got a Steam release as well, which is looked at here. Game-play is a odd combination of platform and puzzle. The control schema has only three buttons. Left, right and action. This might sound simple, but trust me it is anything but that. The action button used to reverse gravity. For the character to get past a spiked pit one must hit action to reverse gravi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Jump for the shiney, land in the spikey. 0

For most people, the fun of a game is overcoming the challenges that come along as we progress through it. With every game, the challenges can be too easy, just right, thought provoking, brain-melting, or skillful challenges. Some games go beyond this, making a game that is more difficult than challenging, with areas that are mind-blowing, gut-wrenching, rage-inducing, controller-eating, insanely difficult for the sake of being difficult (read: games like "I Wanna Be the Guy"). VVVVVV walks the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Very challenging, but also very satisfying 0

"Simple, yet effective" is probably the best way to describe the independently-developed puzzle platformer VVVVVV. It looks and sounds like an old Commodore 64 game and doesn't have a lot of the amenities that many other platform games have (no jumping, enemies, power-ups, locked doors, etc.), but it uses what it has in good fashion.The key to the game is to find your missing comrades, who were separated from you after a trip through a parallel dimension. After completing the tutorial le...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

VVVVVV offers a great ride while it lasts 0

VVVVVV, for all its simplicity in graphics and sound, managed to surprise me once I moved past the introductory levels. At heart it's a platformer that toys with gravity instead of jumping (in the same way 'splosion Man is blowing up instead of jumping). Dig a little deeper and you'll find yourself thrilled by the ingenuity of the design and the seeds of of a Metroidvania clone that the developer has woven into the game.The premise is simple and inconsequential, but suffice it to say that you're...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A short, scrumptious retro platformer. 0

The ShortPros- Simple in concept platformer involving switching the direction of gravity- Puzzles/platforming range from very simple to extremely difficult- Metroid-esque map system and non-linear gameplay- Presented in a charming, 8-bit style- Music is incredibleCons- Only about two to three hours long- Part of the game where you "escort" a crew member is extremely frustrating- Getting all the collectibles can be a near-impossible task- Movement is a bit slippery; it takes some getting used toG...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

It's brutal, it's punishing, and it's amazingly fun 0

1309 deaths in 2 hours and 43 minutes of gameplay. The total amount of times I died by the time I finished VVVVVV. I think that alone says something for how brutal this game is.Don't let it's simple unsuspecting appearance fool you. Beneath the Commodore 64-esque visuals lay a game of absolute terror. Not the usual sort of horror, mind you; it doesn't make you jump or mess with your mind. No, this game terrifies you with its sheer intense level design, demanding nothing less but total perfection...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

VVVVVV - A Modern Retro Classic 0

After playing this game, I had to invent a new word to describe how it made me feel; Sensegasm. Why? Because it's a visual orgasm. Because the soundtrack is so great it sends chills down your spine. Because it reinvents itself and never gets boring.  The game kicks off with a small introduction, and then proceeds with introducing the quite unique movement system; Just like any 2d action game you move to the right and the left, but in this game, the jumping is replaced by the ability to verticall...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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