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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 25, 2015
PCSep 7, 2010
PlayStation VitaAug 25, 2015
Nintendo SwitchNov 17, 2017

Developer: Nicalis

Genre: Platformer

It’s the game that’ll have you walking on the ceiling and looking up at the floor! VVVVVV is a challenging 2D action platformer with one deceptively simple gameplay mechanic: without the ability to jump, Captain Viridian must rely on inverting gravity to advance through hundreds of rooms and solve the puzzles he encounters therein.

This love letter to the days of 8-bit home computer games features amazing retro gameplay, a genuinely classic visual aesthetic and an earworm chiptune soundtrack created by Swedish musician Magnus Palsson.


Open-world environment with six unique areas

20 collectable trinkets scattered throughout the massive game world

Abundant checkpoints to reduce the chances of having to repeat areas you’ve already cleared

Multiple game modes, including Time Trials and No Death Mode

New local co-operative multiplayer mode

Silky smooth frame rate (60 fps)

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God is a Geek

9 / 10.0
God is a Geek

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.

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Nintendo Life

8 / 10
Steve Bowling

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.

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8.5 / 10.0
Chris Carter

Described as a "love letter to 8-bit" this classic platformer is just as brief and lovely as it was when it arrived years back.

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8 / 10
Adam Riley

Nicalis brings one of the toughest and addictive gaming experiences from almost every other format to Nintendo Switch, and the transition is seamless. With dastardly levels of difficulty, a quirky aesthetic, and an absolutely sublime soundtrack that has definitely stood the test of time, the major drawback comes from how short the experience is. Once accustomed to overcoming the challenges faced, there is not much left to do after rescuing everyone. Hopefully, an expanded successor is on the way.

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