Categories: Metroidvania
Meta Score: 83
Store: VVVVVV (Price: $ 1,89)
User Score: 79.0
Platform: 3DS, PC, PlayStation Vita, iOS (iPhone/iPad), PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Publisher Names: Nicalis
Support Language: English
Publish Date: 2011-12-29

PC Requirements:


  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • Memory: 256MB
  • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 42MB
  • Sound: Standard audio


VVVVVV is a retro styled 2D platformer by Terry Cavanagh, creator of dozens of free games. 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 power-ups, no switches, nothing to stop you progressing except the challenges themselves.

Positive Comment(s)

It has all the charm of the 80s and all the after thought of being released after the turn of the millennium. The personality is charming sci fi goodness. You’ll love it. Just be patient.100RagAndBoneMan
VVVVVV is a spectacular game, and while the 3DS version is a little pricier compared to other available options, it’s well worth it if you’ve never played the game before or want it on the go.90NintendoWorldReport
Got a 3DS? Get VVVVVV. Essential indie gaming, now on the go.90Pocket Gamer UK
As thrilling to complete the first time as the fifth. [July 2012, p.105]90Nintendo Gamer
Razor sharp platforming and toe-tapping chiptunes keep you coming back. [Aug 2012, p.80]90Games Master UK
It’s hard to believe that such a simple concept as flipping gravity can prove to be so enthralling, but given the game’s incredibly diverse level designs, it’s no wonder it’s so difficult to put down.80Nintendo Life
It’s one of the more unique games we’ve seen for 3DS and another fine addition to the handheld’s downloadable library. VVVVVV lacks some flash, but more than makes up for this with hardcore play.80Modojo
Punishingly and infuriatingly hard, but also the best retro-inspired platform puzzler for years, and a very successful port to the 3DS.80Metro GameCentral
Take away anyone of its gameplay elements, and VVVVVV will crumble. But, as it is, it’s one hell of a game, difficult but not frustrating, innovative but
Challenging, but in a good way. If you’re getting a 3DS and enjoy a good platformer you need this game.90ballswastaken

Negative Comment(s)

A really fun game to play but its invincibility mode is a cheat to the game. If you do not use this mode it is a pure adventure game. It can be a hard game for young gamers due to its difficulty.70kidsgames2
3D wise, V doesn’t really take advantage of the hardware.75Gamer Limit
This is a great game instantly accessible and challenging. If you could not play any of the previous versions, download this with confidence.70Eurogamer Portugal
meh, go buy a real game, or a better downloadable game like pushmo, should be a doller cheaper. this review should be longer, la la la, up in smoke pop goes the culture, the tension blew it up70piford

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