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VVVVVV logo.gif
Developer(s) Terry Cavanagh
Composer(s) Magnus Pålsson
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS
Release date(s) January 11, 2010[1]
Genre(s) 2D puzzle platformer
Mode(s) Single player

VVVVVV is a 2D puzzle platform video game, built using Adobe Flash for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.[2] Featuring a gravity flipping game mechanic, the game was developed by Terry Cavanagh and was released in 2010 alongside an online demo. A Linux version of the game was planned, but is on hold due to problems with Flash support on the operating system.[3]



The game's critically acclaimed[4] soundtrack, PPPPPP by Magnus Pålsson, consists of over half an hour of chiptune music, and was released separately in January 2010.[5]


The player character (right) must avoid environmental dangers such as the red spikes, and the enemies such as the green ghost.

The game has generated a positive critical response, with a score of 83% on review aggregation website Metacritic.[6] Edge appreciated the "ceaseless elegance of the design", and praised the game as a "pedantic classic", awarding the game 8/10 in its review.[2] Kotaku lauded the game's "incredibly smart level design and spectacular retro audio-visual presentation", although noted that the due to the difficulty, the game could "still be incredibly frustrating".[7] GamesRadar gave the game 8/10, calling it 'a beautifully made game with lots of challenge, atmosphere and polish."[8]


  1. ^ Terry Cavanagh (2010-01-11). "Level Complete!". Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  2. ^ a b Edge staff (2010-01-08). "Review: VVVVVV". Edge. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  3. ^ Terry Cavanagh (2010-01-22). "Please Forgive Me!". Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  4. ^ 1up staff (2010-03-08). "PPPPPPerfect". Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  5. ^ Magnus Pålsson (2010-01-07). "Select Track". Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  6. ^ Metacritc staff. "VVVVVV Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  7. ^ Michael McWhertor (2010-01-15). "VVVVVV Micro-Review: AAAAAAH!!!". Kotaku. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
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