VVVVVV is a platform game all about exploring one simple mechanical idea - what if you reversed gravity instead of jumping?
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (4,780 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 7, 2010

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Recommended By Curators

"An interesting Platformer in which the interesting feature is you cannot jump, instead you can inverse the gravity to get around."

Reviews

“I completed the level and was reduced to disturbingly orgasmic cries. I haven’t felt as good with a videogame, in that direct physical way, for quite a while.”
Kieron Gillen, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
“I can't say enough good things about VVVVVV. It's Terry Cavanagh's best game to date, and one of the best platformers I've ever played. If you have any interest in challenging platformers whatsoever, you'd be doing yourself a disservice not to pick up VVVVVV.”
10/10 – Anthony Burch, Destructoid
“...it would be wrong to let the sheer fiendishness of Cavanagh’s offering overwhelm any appreciation of the ceaseless elegance of the design.”
8/10 – EDGE

About This Game

Help! Everyone has been teleported away randomly! As the heroic Captain Viridian, it's up to you to find your friends, bring them back to safety, and save the universe!

VVVVVV is a platform game all about exploring one simple mechanical idea - what if you reversed gravity instead of jumping?

The game is designed not to artificially gate your progress. In VVVVVV there are no locks, no power-ups, no switches, nothing to stop you progressing except the challenges themselves.

Key features:

  • Elegant, minimalistic level design.
  • Challenging, fast and fun gameplay.
  • Frequent checkpoints mean you never have to replay challenges you've already beaten.
  • Over half an hour of chiptune music by composer Magnus Pålsson.
  • Special game modes, including time trials and a no death mode.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 42MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: Intel Mac 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Hard Drive: 42MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 256MB
    • Graphics:
    • Hard Drive: 42MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
Helpful customer reviews
122 of 128 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
VVVVVV is about going up and down. You go up to avoid some obstacles and go down to land safely between spikes. I have to mention that controls are very simple - left, right, swap gravity. There is open map that allows you to complete levels in custom order. Great retro style soundtrack included. I should mention that in this game you have to understand the gravity of the situation.
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55 of 78 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
461.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
its okay
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
The only thing I can say is that it is flipping awesome.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Catching soundtrack. Awesome game and level design on average. Unique gravity meddling trick. Hard as hell. What more could you want?
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
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REVIEW

VVVVVV is an indie platformer where you play as Captain Viridian who has the ability to reverse gravity. After a mysterious accident you have been teleported to an unknown place with a goal to find your crew members using only the ability to reverse gravity.

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PROS & CONS

Pros:
  • Entertaining
  • Great 8bit soundtrack
  • Minimalistic design
  • Challenging but not frustrating
  • Perfect for speedruning
Cons:
  • Only about 2.5 hours long

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GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ssQh-CdL1Q

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FINAL SCORES

GenrePlatformer
WidescreenUnsupported
Gameplay10/10
Plot9/10
Graphics9/10
Controls10/10
Options9.9/10
Soundtrack9.7/10
Metacritic Metascore
81/100
Metacritic User Score
8.1/10
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