This is an entry for the A to Z Challenge (see the sidebar for more information).  These are just some of my initial impressions on the Steam, GOG, and other online games throughout the month.  It is not as much of a review as it is a summary of my feelings on the game.

At PAX 2011, I had the opportunity to play “A Flipping Good Time.”  It was a 2D side scrolling adventure game that played with gravity.  The game is actually freely downloadable at  Anyway, all through the demonstration, I heard people saying “this is just like that game, what was it called?  v-V-V…V…V.”

So I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across this game called “VVVVVV” (I think I got the right number of Vs in there) on Steam.

In VVVVVV, you play a little digital man who jumps to the ceiling and floor.  That is, if you jump while standing on the floor, you start falling upward; if you jump from the ceiling, you fall downward.

I suppose I would have liked VVVVVV more if I had played it prior to playing “A Flipping Good Time.”  I did like that the controls allowed for a more direct contol over the character’s flips, but I don’t think the movements felt as fluid.

For games that are so amazingly similar, their game-play is very different.  I recommend giving VVVVVV a try, and once you have, go play “A Flipping Good Time.”