VVVVVV is a platform game all about exploring one simple mechanical idea - what if you reversed gravity instead of jumping?
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (3,731 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 7, 2010

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

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June 12

VVVVVV 2.2 Update out today, with achievements!

I'm pleased to announce that version 2.2 of VVVVVV is out today! This version adds steam achievements and fixes a number of small bugs from the previous steam version. Enjoy!

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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
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I died like literally over 9000 times. But there's so many autosaving checkpoints it's almost like you're doing a tool-assisted speedrun. 10/10 would die again.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Mildy interesting flip mechanic and really fun, challenging levels paired with one of the most amazing soundtracks I've ever heard = A+
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Reminds me of the Gravity Man stage in Mega Man 5.
I guess the title "VVVVVV" means those freaking spikes.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
One of the most fun but still hard games i think i have played and still kept a pretty good story.
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40 of 72 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
this game is titled 'vvvvvv' because it is host to the number v, which is latin for V, which is spanish for 7 and 7 - 1 is 6 and if you have three 6's then that is 666 which is the number of the devil.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I almost punched my monitor several times, 11/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game is beautifully hard, and addictive. I havent been this in love with a game since Portal 2! :D One thing though, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ you to hell vermillion.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
The challenge factor is perfect feels like the old games were the difficult were high but never hard enough to you give up and stop playing...I love it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Hard as usual. Terry Cavanagh loves retro games.
Story 9/10
Gameplay 10/10
Graphics 9/10
Music 9/10
Overall 9/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Number of deaths: 6895127874

Lovely game.

6.5 / 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Reflex, memory and patience; those are the requirements to play this hard-addicting game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Pixel platformer, all of your moves swap what direction you're going. You play as Captain Viridian, trying to find your other space traveler friends afteer your ship crashes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
VVVVVV: the sound of pure frustration coming from your mouth as you play this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Epic game

10/10

enough said
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Suicidal Thoughts Simulator
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Short game unless you go for all the trinkets, especially a very extreme one. Very fun to play. Simple and retro and tight controls. Only complaint I have is when I load the game, it seems to not have kept my progress. I have beaten this on 3DS and love the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Definitely hails from the Super Meat Boy school of gaming. This is a short but addictive game that will challenge you to the limit.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
A bit short but nonetheless a really good game. Damn hard at first but fitting and adapting to all those spikes and lasers is really what makes this game as good as it is. Even the charackters are cool in their own unique way (of colour o_o) ^^
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
One of the best indie games ive ever played.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Awesome game, only thing missing is Steam cloud save sync.
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