VVVVVV is a retro styled 2D platformer by Terry Cavanagh, creator of dozens of free games. You play as the fearless leader of a team of dimension exploring scientists who inadvertently crash, and are separated. The game involves exploring the strange world you've found yourself in, and reuniting your friends.

VVVVVV explores one simple game mechanic: you cannot jump - instead, you reverse your own gravity at the press of a button. The game focuses on playing with this mechanic in a variety of interesting ways.

The game is designed not to artificially gate your progress. In VVVVVV there are no locks, no power-ups, no switches, nothing to stop you progressing except the challenges themselves.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

asdfghjklhai ,

Worth it!

This game only took me 3 hours to complete, but I find this game well worth $5. It reminds me of old school video games with the graphics and music which it think is adorable. The game runs very smoothly and is definitely replayable. The game gets consistantly harder, but I was rarely actually frustrated with it. It has a cute storyline as well. I love that the map is large, making sure you explore it all to find all of the crew members. I think they could even possibly expand it and add some more members! Overall, I’d agree with all the other reviews telling you to just buy it!

Silence04 ,

Beautifully Nostalgic!!!

Since all of the other review are just telling you to BUY IT without any further details, I will try to explain it for the people, like me, that just stumbled upon this game in the mac app store...

In this game you are a "captain" of a space ship of some kind. Something terrible goes wrong and sends you and your crew members into a different dimension.
You have find everyone and somehow peice you ship back together (I think?)...

This game seems like a tribute to the style of video games in the 80s. From the 8bit graphics, to the circuit bent music/sound, to the cheesy storyline and script... It's litterally like an 80's throwback game, but it's not sluggish or glitchy like games from the 80's, instead it plays very smooth and FAST!

That all being said, every other reviewer is absolutely correct! BUY THIS GAME NOW!!!!!!

If you were any kind of gamer in the 80s, not buying this game could potentially destroy anything left of that kid inside you...

ne1for23 ,

Great game that has a proper retro feel

Great to see someone making a game that feels like it could have been made as a CGAj PC game from the past and make it fun and engaging. Personally the chip tune sound track is the big draw for me (the album is available in iTunes--search for PPPPPP). If you find the challenge too hard, turn on invinciblity (in Game Options, Accessibility Options, invincibility) and do it from the start (enabling this "cheat" wipes out your progress). Sure you blow through the game much faster, but it still remained fun for me. :)


Terry Cavanagh
38.1 MB

OS X 10.6.6 or later



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2010 Terry Cavanagh


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