By Terry Cavanagh
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From the creator of Super Hexagon - VVVVVV, the hit 2010 indie platformer, now available on iOS!
Winner of Indiecade's 2010 award for Most Fun/Compelling Game.
"One of the best platformers I've ever played." - Anthony Burch, Destructoid 10/10
"This game is incredible." - Michael Rose, Indiegames.com
"The very best videogames in existence leave you with a whole mess of memories that are so varied and entertaining that you can leaf through them like a photo album. VVVVVV is one of those games." - Quintin Smith, Rock Paper Shotgun
Awesome, but has a glitch
This game is absolutely brilliant, I've loved it for ages and all the extras and additional play modes add lots more content. The game, story and characters have personality too.
There is one major glitch though, and that is that my score will not save at all in the Super Gravitron. I got 7:02 as my best score in my first session, and that has stuck. In later sessions I've beat that score, getting as high as 12:22 but as soon as I exit the game I have 7:02 again when I came back, and I lost the Game Center achievement and the trophy for 10 seconds as well. Makes me not want to use the SG which is a shame as it's a great part of the game. Other than that, this is a good game, and would be easy 5 stars if this was fixed.
The same game as the PC and DS versions, not that this is in any way a bad thing! I was at first skeptical upon seeing an IOS version of this game as very precise control is required, which I thought may be difficult with a touchpad as opposed to traditional button controls.
However, this was not so, as the controls work arguably even better with a touchpad, as swipe motions allow for great accuracy. Still, a virtual left/right/space set of buttons may help as a alternate control method in a later version even if just to ease the concerned.
All in all, a great and faithful port of the original that retains the steep difficulty.
What can I say about this other than the fact it is a brilliant port of the fiendishly difficult pc game, the controls are much more intuitive than they first appear though still take a second to get used to but work perfectly for this game and in my view are better than the traditional keyboard control in terms of the ability for quick changes of direction. All in all it's brilliant and I would recommend.
- Category: Games
- Released: 12 June 2014
- Version: 1.01
- Size: 59.5 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Developer: Terry Cavanagh
- © Terry Cavanagh 2014
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.