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Review by  Mattias Refeyton
Reviewed on 2014-05-10
When I come around and give a try to arcade games (or more often arcade-feeling indie games), I usually think "hm, it would do good on calcs". I see I'm not the only one, and VVVVVV does the job really well.

So for those who don't know VVVVVV, it's basically a platformer game where you are a spaceship crew member searching for his fellows after an accident happened on-board. Obviously, since the calculator clone is not finished, there's no backstory (yet ?).

Gameplay : 9/10 - very much like the original game, with the same little annoying fact that fast-changing screens can make people dizzy.

Durability : 10/10 - I can't get enough of wandering around the huge map, trying to get past all the obstacles. Moreover, the map editor (made by me :P) lets you create your own world to play with.

Ease of use : 8/10 - in my opinion, the difficulty is a bit overkill sometimes - but that obviously adds to the game. The controls are intuitive, and that's a good thing when you need to react fast.

Graphics : 10/10 - seemingly simple, actually complicated, either way efficient.

Overall : 37/40 - great game and although it's still unfinished, be sure to get your copy and give it a try if you dare. The fact that it's still a work-in-progress can only announce an even better game.

Review by  Alex James
Reviewed on 2014-03-17
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

The game is very well developed considering its still not done. The map provided is very short, but custom maps can be made and loaded. I would like to see a larger map if its not already being made. The program is easy to get running from a shell, and the menu looks good. I'm glad to see someone port this game, especially when I just found VVVVVV in steam and started playing it. I recommend this game to all who love VVVVVV for pc and want to take it with you. I do recommend trying to find custom maps, which may be hard for the moment given how new this program is. Overall it deserves a 10/10, it is very well written based on its stage in development, and its only flaw for now is the default level size. If you can find a good custom map then this would be a full game. I would also like to see someone port the exact levels from the PC game onto the calculator version once enemies are created.

Review by  Josiah Winslow
Reviewed on 2013-12-01
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

I just downloaded the demo of the actual VVVVVV on my computer, and this actually does look like the actual game!

Gameplay: 9/10

This stays true to the original VVVVVV, but for some reason, I hit the spikes even when I didn't actually fall into them, I just stood on the edge of a platform when they were next to it.

Controls: 9/10

The controls are nice and easy to learn, but it would be nice if the author could, like the original, make up and down flip the character, too.

Graphics: 10/10

Good as a calculator can get.

Level Design: 8/10

Not all of the "levels" are implemented, just a few. But the levels that are implemented, they play just like the original (well, with a few changes).

Replay Value: ??/??

I didn't finish it yet. But the game is very challenging, and I would definitely like to play it again. I don't know how to rank this part.

Features: 7/10

Gameplay is the same as the original, but it would be nice to incorporate the actual names of the "levels" like Barani Barani, In a Single Bound, Conundrum, etc. Also, there should be a storyline, like the original. Or maybe a level editor. I don't know, they would be nice to include.

I shouldn't be so hard on you for that, this IS a demo. ;-)

Overall: 43/50

This is a good game, a must-download for fans of classic games.

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