Wings of Vi is a challenging 2D platformer in which the player controls the angel Vi, tasked with defeating the Demon Lord Jeh’oul after he is freed from captivity. While inspired by masochistic retro platformers, Wings of Vi aims to cut out arbitrary difficulty in favor of skill based gameplay.
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Release Date: Nov 28, 2014

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July 4

Small update

- Myougi's Shield bar reversed for clarity.
- Room before Twin Orcs has been made silent with ambience.
- Changed final boss circle graphic.
- Added tiny tip about reaching max jump height on flutter feather dialogue.

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June 8

Patch

Small fixes:

Dark Annihilator and Kratarac no longer trigger melee attacks.
Minecarts in the Sinister Grotto should now always return all your jumps upon landing on them.

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About This Game

Wings of Vi is a challenging 2D platformer in which you play as the angel Vi, tasked with defeating the Demon Lord Jeh’oul after he is freed from captivity. Throughout her journey she must traverse dangerous worlds and fight countless hellspawn in order to discover where Jeh’Oul lurks and save the world from his demonic clutch.

The game takes inspiration from "Megaman", "Cave Story", and "Castlevania", along with a host of masochistic retro platformers, while cutting out the arbitrary difficulty of hidden traps and pixel-perfect jumps in favor of skill based gameplay. The game aims to capture the attention of the same core group of players as its spiritual precursor, "I Wanna be the Boshy", including the hardcore-platformer lovers and the speedrunning community, all while appealing to a broader audience through a variety of difficulty levels and modifiers.

Key Features


Challenging Gameplay
Wings of Vi is an action platformer that brings to best out of old-school platformers while removing most of the arbitrary difficulty brought with them. That being said, you will die. A lot. But don’t let that turn you off! There’s three different difficulties and some hidden modifiers catered to multiple audiences, so you’re sure to find a challenge setting suitable for you.

Intense Bossfights
Battle your way through treacherous terrain and devilish enemies before facing up against epic bosses. Fight against a clumsy satyress, giant dreadnought, possessed angel, and more in tough-as-nails clashes.

Crisp Pixel Graphics
Explore a world crafted in stunning SNES-inspired pixel art, where each level is complete with its own unique tileset, background, bosses, enemies, and more.

Online Leaderboards
Battle your friends or random folks on the internet for a spot at the top of online leaderboards. The boards track your completion time and deaths, separated into sections based on both difficulty and game modifiers. There’s even a section for boss rush!

Achievements, Secrets, and Customization!
Tackle your foes in unorthodox ways or complete special challenges to earn achievements with unique rewards. Explore hidden depths and complete treacherous platforming to discover secrets, unlocking cosmetics and new attacks to customize Vi!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or higher
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
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Mist
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
10/10 would burn computer down again
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ShmapnDOTSadstyle
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
I kind of miss when this was qt angel racing sim. Now all this game makes me do is cry.
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Soulgen
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
you know why i bought this game ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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root mugi
( 38.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
i get off to mental torture
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Cloneguy1200
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Found game breaking glitch. When I die and the screen goes to black it stays in black. Until the glitch is fixed I will not recommend this game.
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Tiem
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
If you love platformers and hate yourself, this is the game for you!
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F15master
( 71.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
This game is one of the hardest game ever created, I finally beat the gmae in mortal mode. I reccommend this game to anybody;however, if you have an invida card like i do, you might exprience slow downs. Other than that, the game is pretty awesome. Honestly, once the game froze on me do to it but if you have an ATI graphics card, you should be good to go. Most of the time, the game ran well for me.
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VASKA
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
Product received for free
When people say this game is hard, they're not talking about Dark Souls hard. You have to be PIXEL-♥♥♥♥ING-PERFECT. Controls can only be used by an octopus, or someone who mutated 8 arms. Don't buy this game, it's not worth 15 bucks and your keyboard (because trust me, you'll smash it into the ground)
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Red4ice
( 125.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
10/10 already playing through again.
Love love love this game, the satisfaction of beating the final boss brings a smile to my face to this day, months later.
Excellent controls, imaginative abilities, and dear god the design. The platforming design shows a level of sadistic creativity that I will most likely never see parallelled.
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Hannibal Spectre
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Product received for free
This is the video game equivalent of cutting yourself.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Here is my short review for newcomers who might be thinking if it's worth to purchase Wings of Vi or not.

PROS

Nice pixel art
Good music
Plenty of hidden items/cosmetics.
Responsive controls

CONS

Too few checkpoints.
Repetition through trail and errors.
Difficulty can be unforgiving but not impossible.


Overall it's a masochists playing field just like (I wanna be the Boshy) Before it.
This game is no stranger to nailing your balls on the celling, and it tends to do that alot.



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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
i get off to mental torture
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
If you love platformers and hate yourself, this is the game for you!
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Product received for free
When people say this game is hard, they're not talking about Dark Souls hard. You have to be PIXEL-♥♥♥♥ING-PERFECT. Controls can only be used by an octopus, or someone who mutated 8 arms. Don't buy this game, it's not worth 15 bucks and your keyboard (because trust me, you'll smash it into the ground)
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
771 of 885 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,003 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Played game, switched to playing dark souls to relieve stress.
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126 of 134 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
66.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
After playing Wings of Vi for a good while I decided to do a proper review.

Difficulty

Usually I'd mention gameplay first, but I think the difficulty this presents will be the largest single deciding factor on whether you'll like it or not.

Wings of Vi is a very brutal experience, you'll likely find that the difficulty ramps up faster than you can learn the game, meaning you'll have to crank out repetitive grinding to overcome some areas, boss fights especially are showstoppers, as they're both tanky and spammy, so you'll need to dissect their patterns to nigh perfection if you want to progress. However Wings of Vi never pulls cheap shots, everything is approriately telegraphed so the amount of foresight required to beat obstacles is sparce, however if it's a laid back sunday platformer you're looking for, I'd look elsewhere.

Note that the game does have difficulty settings: "easy" is a lot more gratious, but by no means any kind of autowin, Grynsoft has voiced an interest in trying to soften the experience on "easy" difficulty to accomodate a broader audience though, I'll update this review if any significant progress happens on that front.

Gameplay

The platforming elements of Wings of Vi are heavily vested in both precision, timing as well as resource management: Using the right actions, at the right spots and in the right amount. You'll mainly be working with two mechanics: Jumping and fluttering. Jumping is a familiar friend and it works as you'd expect, with the exception that a lot of obstacles will require you to drop off the edge and then jump to manuveur below a platforming section, midair jumps of this sort count towards the same charge as a ground jump does, so learning the distinction of when to use one or the other becomes a vital choice. The flutter works as a sort of midair glide with a slight amount of lift, which you'll want to use when you want a greater amount of horizontal (rather than vertical) traverse.

While the platforming elements are mainly static, the combat feels somewhat more dynamic and RNG-based, where you have to learn the behaviour and patterns of enemies and react to them rather than use memorization. The boss fights have some RNG too, where which pattern (and subpattern) the boss cycles to is randomized, but the patterns themselves can be dissected and memorized in full, the boss fights are extremely engaging and fun, with a weighty feel of tension to them as you slowly and surely wear them down after having practiced the ordeal religiously.

The controls are extremely tight, midair control has a nice sweave to it, the flutter works as a counterstop, falling speed is light and feather-like, though the resource management part of the controls may feel unintuitive at first.

Stylistic Choices

The game has a very pleasant and vibrant aesthetic with sleek-lined and fluid spritework, the music has delightful chiptunes and groovy waltz, sometimes with a bit of an apocalyptic intermix, the sound work is meaty and gritty to accomodate the demonic side to the story and the dialogue is witty and charming.

Conclusion

Wings of Vi is a well-realized platformer, with tight controls, difficult but imaginative platforming and a pleasing style, it's a grand adventure through a variety of themes, a little quirky and self-ironic and shouldn't be missed by any platforming fan looking for a challenge, highly recommended.
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103 of 112 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
153.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
After 20 hours of playtime I finally beat the game on mortal mode and I've gotta say, it's easily one of my favorite platformers to this day.

Difficult platforming and awesome bosses, just the way I like it.
If you're looking for an even bigger challenge there's also demon mode for your masochistic needs. I'll definitely be doing a second playthrough on demon mode aswell as speedrun the entirety of it on mortal mode.

There's about twenty and a half billion secrets in the game for character customisation. You can make your angel look like a demon, cat, bunny etc.

Can't stop playing this great game, and for such a low price? Why would you not buy it.
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86 of 90 people (96%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
This game took me by surprise.

I read how hard it was, but I thought it couldn't be any worse than games like Dark Souls or Super Meat Boy...

...But boy was I wrong.

The level of difficulty in this game is absolutely absurd, but I kinda love it.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the platforming is actually pretty unique, and refreshing. (At least to me)
You basically have one or two jumps stored up, and every time you land on solid ground, those jumps come back.
This means you can jump in midair, and do many unusual maneuvers.

The combat isn't too great against normal enemies, but it shines on the boss battles, as you must dodge, figure out their patterns, and predict them accordingly, while attacking.

Their is a lot of progression in this game. It feels great to unlock a new ability, or even just a cosmetic item.
I found it very pleasant that you can customize your character, Vi, with a myriad of options that you find in hidden areas.
It's a fun little distraction and adds a bit of re-playability and exploration to the game

The difficulty is the main thing that I would feel set most people off. Even though there is a "easy" mode, you will still be grinding the same sections and rooms and bosses over and over again just to progress forward. The mix of platforming and conbat work well, but even someone who considers themselves seasoned in old platform games will be taken off guard by this game. There are many gauntlets or boss battles you will see where the only thing you will be able to think is, "I'm supposed to do this? This is a joke right?!" But you will still have to accomplish the challenge by means of trial and error. If you are one to give up easily, or don't have much time to spend on games, you may not make it very far in this game.

Overall, this game has wonderful sprite work and animation, good combat, decent story, great platforming, and insane difficulty, (Even on easy!)

I still love this game. (Even though it'll probably give me a heart attack!)
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121 of 139 people (87%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Pros:
-Game looks pretty. May remind you of the NES or SNES days.
-Boobs.
-Very Challenging gameplay. It feels really rewarding when you finally get past that challenging puzzle or tough boss.
-Doesn't usually take cheap shots, but breaks that rule now and then. For the most part if you die it feels like your fault.
-Character customization.
-Solid Dialogue. Interesting characters.
-Game includes at least one cat pun.

Cons:
-Game may be too hard for some. Even the "easy" mode may have you stuck on certain parts for over an hour. Not great if you're easily frustrated or just want to hear a good story. A casual mode of some kind would be nice.
-Story is nothing special, but it get's the job done.
-Not much dialogue.

This is a nice game overall, and would be a great fit for someone who wants a challenge. The graphics are nice, and the characters are engaging but you should definately know what you're getting into before buying. This game will most likely take you ages to complete, and if you're someone who's been known to break controllers this is probably not a good fit for you.
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135 of 179 people (75%) found this review helpful
121 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
I Wanna Be The Megaman: Cave Storyvania
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