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  • 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 ofThere'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.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    VVVVVV is a fantastic game, and it’s at its console best on Switch. The main mode, while short in length and quite challenging, is excellent and the bonus levels and options add more to the package. The Switch’s addition of a two-player mode fits the scope of the system nicely even if it feels a tiny bit out of place. But really, all the bells and whistles are just gravy because VVVVVV is, still to this day, one of the best platformers in recent memory.
  2. Nov 29, 2017
    90
    VVVVVV on the Nintendo Switch is the definitive version of Terry Cavanagh’s classic with an exclusive co-op mode and better performance than the other versions.
  3. NF Magazine
    Jan 7, 2018
    90
    If you're up for a solid challenge, VVVVVV is the best one money can buy. [Issue #31 – January/February 2018, p. 23M]
  4. Nov 22, 2017
    80
    VVVVVV feels every bit as fresh on the Switch in 2017 as it did on the 3DS in 2010; if you didn't try it back then you should definitely pick it up now. If you did, now may nevertheless be a good time to revisit. Mutliplayer makes the Switch version even more interesting, and this is a game that still serves up an intense and enjoyable challenge. VVVVVV is a fantastic value and a great addition to the Switch library.
  5. Dec 14, 2017
    75
    Great port with a new game mode for two players and a control scheme that requires more than the original did.
  6. Nov 29, 2017
    70
    The classic indie platformer VVVVVV plays around with what seems to be a simple gravity-inverting mechanic. By evolving on the concept, it creates a platforming experience that, while short, may prove challenging for even the hardened platformer aficionados out there!
  7. Nov 15, 2017
    69
    Although the novelty has unfortunately worn off over the years, VVVVVV is still a fun 2D platformer with a nifty gravity mechanic. In the end, those new to Captain Viridian's adventure might get a kick out of the retro world and innovative albeit frustrating gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 10, 2018
    10
    Honestly, I usually don't enjoy retro platformers. But this one is amazing. The music, the simple yet challenging levels, and the characters. 10/10.
  2. Nov 28, 2018
    10
    Good game but speedrunning makes me want to throw my controller at the wall. Veni Vidi Vici isn't even that hard and you guys are just bad.Good game but speedrunning makes me want to throw my controller at the wall. Veni Vidi Vici isn't even that hard and you guys are just bad. Get it. Worth every penny. But don't look at that timer on the results screen. Don't try to lower the number. Veni Vidi Vici isn't the hardest trinket but casuals just suck apparently. Just practice for a few hours and it's easy first try (mostly). ALSO - screw triggers. It's a minor complaint but I would have preferred the map on the minus button so I never accidentally open the map. Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2018
    9
    Great fun for fans of old retro platform games! Music, graphics and mechanics harken back to when games presented complex problems withGreat fun for fans of old retro platform games! Music, graphics and mechanics harken back to when games presented complex problems with simplicity. Solving difficult puzzles will leave you with a huge sense of satisfaction after many frustrating attempts. Expand
  4. Nov 30, 2017
    9
    To V or not to V, that...is the question

    VVVVVV is a 2d puzzle platformer with metroidvania elements, originally released in 2010 by Irish
    To V or not to V, that...is the question

    VVVVVV is a 2d puzzle platformer with metroidvania elements, originally released in 2010 by Irish developer Terry Cavanagh.

    Playing as Captain Viridian, your crew gets separated after a forced evacuation of their space ship. Now in dimension VVVVVV you have to track down the members of your crew. In order to do so you must traverse this colorful yet deadly dimension.

    Setting itself apart from the average platformer, in VVVVVV you are unable to jump. Instead you are able to inverse gravity, allowing you to fall up or down. When originally released on PC this mechanic was mapped to the V key, now on the switch mapped to the Y, B, or A button. This mechanic is pushed to the very limit with new level interactions giving each area’s obstacle a different theme. One having gravity reversing beams, while another creates mazes that you work your way through, giving each new section fresh and challenging game play.

    With challenging being the key word as V is an incredibly tough game. However, there are tons of checkpoints throughout the game so when you die you never have to go too far. Which is one of the worst feelings in a game, when objective D is very hard but you have to keep running through A, B, & C just to die again on D. Having multiple checkpoints removes this annoyance allowing you the freedom to die multiple times when exploring a new puzzle. Which you can only solve by looking at the problem from a totally different angle. These platforming challenges were some of the most rewarding I have played in years. When you go out on a limb trying some crazy stab in the dark, it rewards you wholeheartedly.

    V has a huge map that you explore... unlocking new teleportation hubs along the way to fast travel from section to section. When beginning your travels however you travel through vast sections of the map by falling up and down, sometimes flying three screen lengths until you reach ground again.

    Little touches like this along the game, hark to an era of gaming long forgotten. V feels like a game that was made in 1987 and someone found in an old developers basement. With the graphics feeling like you are playing on an ms dos computer. This feeling is only made more poignant with the fantastic retro game music.

    V is one of the best platformers I have ever played, while initially turned off by the graphics before jumping in, I quickly became a fan. The seeming simplicity soon turns to a vivid orchestra when in the heart of this game, leaving you with questions, frustrations, and a need to pick up that switch and play again. The short yet sweet game will now be one of my top recommends for a new switcher.

    Be sure to watch my video review at YouTube channel TheFlannelFox
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  5. Nov 24, 2017
    8
    VVVVVV is an ingenious game which makes use of the great gravity switching mechanic. After beating a hard level you start to realize the trueVVVVVV is an ingenious game which makes use of the great gravity switching mechanic. After beating a hard level you start to realize the true genius of VVVVVV Expand
  6. Jul 13, 2019
    8
    A solid, but very short (around 2 hours not 100%)rage game. Nothing bad, but nothing out of this world. I recommend it for its great music,A solid, but very short (around 2 hours not 100%)rage game. Nothing bad, but nothing out of this world. I recommend it for its great music, good level design, and charming and funny dialogue and characters. Expand
  7. Dec 25, 2018
    8
    Even though I may be biased, as I am a speedrunner at the game, I recommend anyone who enjoys challenging platforming Terry's Indie hit,Even though I may be biased, as I am a speedrunner at the game, I recommend anyone who enjoys challenging platforming Terry's Indie hit, VVVVVV. The controls are very responsive, The graphics updated for the switch in HD and a full 60 FPS. The game has an endearing charm to it which will want to make you play it again and again, with challenging trinkets which are collectibles of which some of them are very satisfying and difficult to pull off. The switch version features an exclusive multiplayer experience found in no other port of the game (in fact, even the original version)

    Unfortunately, I have to give it an 8/10 as it is not as customizable as the PC version. The reason for this is because it lacks the great and clever Level editor and the ability to add more custom stages made by other players outside of the featured ones.

    However, this game is a must-have for any hardcore gamer looking for an enjoyable platformer and loves a good challenge.
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