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'''''VVVVVV''''' is a 2-D platformer where, rather than jumping, the player may invert gravity for themselves while standing on a solid surface. In the story, six people have to evacuate from a spaceship through a teleporter, but an anomaly causes everyone to be teleported randomly in an alternate dimension. You must rescue your fellow crew members by exploring the various rooms and navigating through their puzzles. Each main section of the game introduces new movement mechanics to learn. There are also, scattered around the map, trinkets to collect, and save points where you respawn when you die.
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[[Image:VVVVVV - Box Mockup.jpg|thumb|256x256px|Digital box art.]]
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'''''VVVVVV''''' is a 2-D platformer developed by [[Terry Cavanagh]] and published by [[Nicalis]] on 2010-01-11 for [[Macintosh]] and [[Windows]], and a demo was playable online. The game was originally written in [[Flash]] and then ported to [[C++]] so it could be distributed on various platforms on 2010-09-08. Though the game is a [[platformer]], the player may not jump, but instead has the ability to invert gravity for themselves whenever they're standing on a solid surface. In the story, six people have to evacuate from a spaceship through a teleporter, but an anomaly causes everyone to be teleported randomly in an alternate dimension. You must rescue your fellow crew members by exploring the various rooms and navigating through their puzzles. Each main section of the game introduces new movement mechanics to learn. There are also, scattered around the map, trinkets to collect, and save points where you respawn when you die.
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I got this game as part of a Humble Bundle and really enjoyed it.
  
 
==Status==
 
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==Review==
 
==Review==
Overall: 7/10
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{{Video Game Review|6|6|5|10|7|68%|Windows}}
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{{Spoilers}}
  
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
* The music of the game is especially awesome.
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* The music of the game composed by [[Magnus Pålsson]], is especially awesome. Probably my favorite thing about the game!
 
* The graphics, while crudely drawn, are quite attractive and C64 retro.
 
* The graphics, while crudely drawn, are quite attractive and C64 retro.
 
* The idea of flipping gravity rather than jumping creates a whole new way of looking at a platformer game, and the additional movement mechanics keep the game fresh.
 
* The idea of flipping gravity rather than jumping creates a whole new way of looking at a platformer game, and the additional movement mechanics keep the game fresh.
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* Each new section of the game introduces a new element that breaks the usual rules of a 2D platformer.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
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* Nothing.
 
* Nothing.
  
==Gallery==
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==Media==
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===Maps===
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<gallery>
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VVVVVV - Map.png|Main map.
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</gallery>
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* [http://vgmaps.com/Atlas/PC/index.htm#VVVVVV More maps]
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===Fan Art===
 
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<gallery>
 
VVVVVV - Fan Art.png|Fan Art.
 
VVVVVV - Fan Art.png|Fan Art.
VVVVVV - Map.png|Complete map.
 
 
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===Videos===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh5rO1ySe6s youtube.com/watch?v=Fh5rO1ySe6s] - Longplay.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/vvvvvv mobygames.com/game/vvvvvv] - MobyGames.
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{{Link|MobyGames|http://www.mobygames.com/game/vvvvvv}}
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VVVVVV en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VVVVVV] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VVVVVV}}
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{{Link|TCRF|https://tcrf.net/VVVVVV_(Windows,_Mac_OS_X,_Linux)}}
  
  
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Revision as of 14:03, 15 October 2019

Digital box art.

VVVVVV is a 2-D platformer developed by Terry Cavanagh and published by Nicalis on 2010-01-11 for Macintosh and Windows, and a demo was playable online. The game was originally written in Flash and then ported to C++ so it could be distributed on various platforms on 2010-09-08. Though the game is a platformer, the player may not jump, but instead has the ability to invert gravity for themselves whenever they're standing on a solid surface. In the story, six people have to evacuate from a spaceship through a teleporter, but an anomaly causes everyone to be teleported randomly in an alternate dimension. You must rescue your fellow crew members by exploring the various rooms and navigating through their puzzles. Each main section of the game introduces new movement mechanics to learn. There are also, scattered around the map, trinkets to collect, and save points where you respawn when you die.

I got this game as part of a Humble Bundle and really enjoyed it.

Status

I own this game and have beaten it, though not with 100% completion.

Review

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6 6 5 10 7 68%

Best Version: Windows

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The music of the game composed by Magnus Pålsson, is especially awesome. Probably my favorite thing about the game!
  • The graphics, while crudely drawn, are quite attractive and C64 retro.
  • The idea of flipping gravity rather than jumping creates a whole new way of looking at a platformer game, and the additional movement mechanics keep the game fresh.
  • Each new section of the game introduces a new element that breaks the usual rules of a 2D platformer.

Bad

  • Some of the trinkets are obnoxiously difficult to get.
  • Although the mechanics change as you go, the bulk of the game has an overall sameness to it.
  • A few of the rooms are frustratingly difficult.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Maps

Fan Art

Videos

Links

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