A VVVVVVery good time
When we first reviewed VVVVVV for the 3DS way back in 2010, we praised it for its ZX Spectrum / Commodore 64-style graphics, along with its simple and intuitive gravity-shifting mechanics. Not much has changed about VVVVVV in the intervening years, but truly, we don't mind. If you haven't tried VVVVVV before it's a...
Game name: Origins
There was a time when naming your company's latest video game was simple. Just programmed the first golf game for your 8-bit system? Great! Slap Golf on the cover and print 200,000. Likewise Tennis, Baseball and so on. They were simpler times, and the following 16-bit console generation wasn't much more complicated. Anyone for...
Cave Story! Issac! VVVVVV!
Nicalis has been a company that’s given the Switch plenty of solid support, bringing the likes of quality games like Cave Story+, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, and The End is Nigh to Nintendo’s platform. Now, some of these games can seem a little on the pricey side—like the 14-year-old Cave Story going for...
Skyrim! Pokemon! Batman! Rocket League! RIVE! Much more!
Prepare to have a lighter wallet, as it's another Nintendo Download Update in Europe. This week delivers some high profile retail games and some download-only gems on the Switch, while the 3DS has a huge retail release of its own. There's a lot to cover so let's get to it. Switch Retail...
Skyrim! Pokemon! RIVE! Lumo! Battle Chef Brigade! Much, much more!
It's the norm now, but it's another very busy week in the North American Nintendo Download update. We reckon it's a bit of a corker, too, with major retail releases being joined by some very tempting download-only titles. The Switch, 3DS and Wii U are all catered to, so let's get to...
I hope you're happy now
Nicalis has been a prolific publisher in the first year of the Nintendo Switch, in some cases with retail titles. It's dipping more into affordable downloads now, however, and another to add to the list will be VVVVVV; it'll arrive on 17th November priced $9.99USD or 9,99€ in Europe. Originally developed by Terry...
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)