Year: 2011
System: 3DS, PC

Passing off the oddly named, retro-infused VVVVVV as a relatively straightforward puzzle platformer is a mistake. While progression is generally a matter of getting from point A to point B, it’s much more challenging: essentially given the ability to reverse gravity, you’ll need to toggle back and forth between normal and anti-grav to safely move past spikes and other hazards. The level design quickly becomes downright sadistic, however. Worth twisting your brain for the soundtrack alone.