VVVVVV Image
Metascore
95

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: There's something terrible wrong in an alternate dimension! Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, 20 hard-to-reach Trinkets and save a dimension on the brink of destruction. It's a space opera in the most unique scale with a style that only VVVVVV can bring to you. Instead of jumping, control the direction of gravity by inverting your gravity and allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. For adventurers who save the dimension, there's still hours and hours of new gameplay with all-new Player Levels. Test your mettle and see if you have what it takes to beat a collection of levels created by other famous game developers. Inspired by classic 8-bit days gone-by and now with experience-heightening 3D, VVVVVV will challenge even the most battle-hardened old-school gamers. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 18, 2014
    100
    A wonderful port-job, and newcomers and veterans alike will be able to enjoy it.
  2. Jun 12, 2014
    100
    VVVVVV is a platforming masterpiece. The only thing that could make it better is if it were longer.
  3. Jun 13, 2014
    100
    While some players will prefer to play VVVVVV with physical controls, this iOS port is a brilliant portable version of a truly excellent indie platformer.
  4. Jun 12, 2014
    90
    A brilliant port of a brilliant game. VVVVVV on iOS is well worth a first, second, or third download.
  5. Jun 16, 2014
    90
    Previously a gem on the PC, VVVVV is just as great on iOS, proving to be captivating and frustrating in equal measures.
  6. Jul 1, 2014
    90
    This great retro platform game works great also with a touch screen, thanks to perfectly calibrated controls.
  7. Jun 18, 2014
    90
    One of the best parts of VVVVVV is that is focuses on the core platforming gameplay above all else, and while it might not be beautiful visually, the level design is beautifully constructed. The gravity component keeps things fresh, so that you have to think a little too while using some quick reflexes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    10
    If you've grown up with the one-screen platformers of the 80's this challenge should be right up your alley.
    Hard as nails without being too
    hard or unfair, with extra challenges awaiting when you've finished up the main runthrough. The graphics are crude and reminiscent of Spectrum and C64 games of yore and design inspired by classics such as Jet Set Willy and Manic Miner (complete with whimsical enemies such as flying words and hearts) with a soundtrack (composed by the ever so awesome Magnus 'Souleye' PĂ„lsson) that will have you plunk down 10 bucks immeadiately after hearing the first tune.

    Vvvvvv is awesome.
    Expand
  2. Jun 17, 2014
    9
    Although this is an excellent game, the controls are not fit for precise play and result in many frustrating deaths. If possible, try to buy this for the computer. Expand
  3. Jun 28, 2014
    9
    Great game with a nice atmosphere to it and an awesome soundtrack. The controls might seem a bit strange at first but eventually you get used to it. The game does contain additional bonus challenge modes but the story mode could have been a bit longer. Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2014
    9
    There's only one real word for this game: CHALLENGING. I had a lot of fun with this game, but I, like probably everyone else who's played this, raged a LOT while trying to get through it. Yeah, it's one of THOSE games. Firstly, the controls: they're not exactly tight, but it does add to the challenge. Flipping gravity is real tight, however; there's no real delay when you land from flipping, so right as you land you can flip immediately after, which I liked. Second; the story, which honestly, since it's entirely told through dialogue and you can swiftly skip all the dialogue, I don't remember, for that exact reason; I'd skipped all the dialogue. Roughly, six little travelers get stranded when their ship crashes, and you, the captain, have t find your crew members. The difficulty now? VERY tough. Again, while I enjoy this game a lot, the difficulty is pretty great, with many obstacles and enemies to overcome. The twenty shiny trinkets add a whole LEVEL of difficulty as well; I've collected them all, but it took a LONG time to get them all. Overall, VVVVVV is a real good game, so I say try it out now! Expand
  5. Jun 22, 2014
    8
    A great thing about VVVVVV is that it's all about the true platforming gameplay, and though it might be not-so-good visually, the levels are really well designed. In this game you have to think at least a bit, but some quick reflexes are mandatory. Expand
  6. Jul 25, 2014
    8
    The controls on the mobile version aren't very crisp or spot-on. That part I could live with though... What really got to me was that I couldn't build any levels from inside the app. That was my main reason for buying the game... Expand

Related Articles

  1. 10 Best iPhone/iPad Games for June 2014

    10 Best iPhone/iPad Games for June 2014 Image
    Published: June 30, 2014
    We reveal the best-reviewed iPhone and iPad games of the past month, as well as the top 20 games of 2014 so far.