Video Game Music of the Week - 40



Positive Force, Pipe Dream, Potential For Anything


VVVVVV (or Six V’s) is an indie game that was first released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in 2010. The game is heavily influenced by the Commodore 64 era in terms of its visual and musical style. At its heart, the game is a deep puzzle and platform hybrid with a bright and reminiscent presentation.

Positive Force
There is a quality to certain music that makes you feel empowered or motivated when you hear it. Many tracks like that have appeared in past features and this track definitely falls under that same banner. It’s a frantic tune, with a wild melody to match.

Pipe Dream
This track takes it down a notch in comparison to most of the other songs from the game. Don’t underestimate the track however, as there is plenty of variety and Six V’s flair contained within the music. It’s often nice to hear a different tune like this when the majority of a soundtrack is usually fast-paced and constant..

Potential For Anything
By now you may have realised a connection with the song titles. Every song on the soundtrack begins with the letter P and the official soundtrack is titled PPPPPP (The Letter P Six Times or Six P’s). Onto the song, Potential For Anything has a really motivational melody and when the song kicks in, it becomes a genuinely glorious tune that does a terrific job at representing the game for what it is; A frantic, mind-bending puzzle-platforming game.

Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.
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