## Meaning of VVVVVV

Started by Zerdamia, May 02, 2012, 07:47:16 PM

#### Zerdamia

What do you think is the meaning of VVVVVV? Not the well-known meanings like the first letters of  and or the spikes. The game seems to have many more meanings than that.

* If VVVVVV is a roman number (555555) and if we multiple all 5 with each other (5x5x5x5x5x5=15625), then we get the same amount of all rooms on the map (400) + spikes in normal mode (7612) and flip mode (7612) + 1 together (400+7612+7612+1=15625). XD (This can´t be random)

Amount of spikes and amount of rooms

#### The Brass

Quote from: FIQ on May 03, 2012, 12:17:24 AM

Like hell it was, considering Terry's previous denial of the Anomaly-Iji connection and Daniel Remar repeatedly denying that anything in his games referred anything last week.

#### Vallu

I thought it is VVVVVV becauce there is 6 characters in the game and all of the names starts with "V".

#### Zerdamia

#5
There are more meanings to the name. Another one is, if you max out the Time Trial, then you have 6 Trophies for the V Rank. This means VVVVVV and it looks like, this was intended.

Or Viridian vanished via Veni Vedi Vici (short VVVVVV). Veni Vidi Vici is this XD

#### SaltyBarcode

#6
Quote from: Zerdamia on May 02, 2012, 07:47:16 PM
If VVVVVV is a roman number (555555) and if we multiple all 5 with each other (5x5x5x5x5x5=15625), then we get the same amount of all rooms on the map (400) + spikes in normal mode (7612) and flip mode (7612) + 1 together (400+7612+7612+1=15625).

Whaat, how long did you spend working that out... but congratulations, I may now have to create the sequel, VVVVVIV.

#### Zerdamia

I don´t count the spikes myself. It took me 15 minutes to check the possibilities of VVVVVV. I found this out randomly while i play a bit with V as a 5 and after i read the wiki about this damn awesome game. VVVVVV looks like a shortcut for something and just the first letter of the 6 actors seems to simple for that game. So i searched for another meaning of VVVVVV.

Does anyone has more ideas? I don´t think, that this is all. ^^

#### Zerdamia

Quote from: Zerdamia on May 02, 2012, 07:47:16 PM
* If VVVVVV is a roman number (555555) and if we multiple all 5 with each other (5x5x5x5x5x5=15625), then we get the same amount of all rooms on the map (400) + spikes in normal mode (7612) and flip mode (7612) + 1 together (400+7612+7612+1=15625). XD (This can´t be random)

I noticed a similar one during my playthrough today.

* If we add all the years we find in the game (1954 World Cup Vinyl + Gunsmoke 1966 + 1950 Silverstone Grand V and 1942 found in a computer = 7812) for normal mode and flip mode together (7812 + 7812 = 15624 + 1 = 15625) then we get 15625 too.

#### RobinLSL

OK, now the first one seemed like blind luck, especially with the +1 at the end. But with this new one, I'm not so sure anymore...

#### blue626

#10
Both have a +1.

I don't know if Terry counted the spikes, but he seems to have counted, according to his post:

Quote from: Terry on May 02, 2012, 10:23:26 PM

If various members of this forum can count the spikes, Terry can do it too (I read an old thread of a spike counting contest).

Also, how did he find "interesting" dates that add up to 7812?
Also, I don't remember any 1942 (or any date) written on any terminal (if that's what he/she wanted to say with "computer")

EDIT: Was any modification made on the VVVVVV main game in v. 2.0 that changed what terminals said and/or added new terminals? I haven't played the main game in 2.0 so I'm not sure.

#### Whirligig

The dates are room names, so that'd be Foddy's doing, wouldn't it?

#### RobinLSL

Well I'd say a conspiration between Terry and Foddy ^_^

MY MIND

#### blue626

I think it's a good idea to make a list  with all the possible meanings of VVVVVV:

• V-shaped spikes
• Fliping twice while going forward forms a V
• 6 characters, all their names starting with V.
• 6 Time Trials, max rank is V.
• Viridian vanished via Veni Vidi Vici.
• 2 x 7812 + 400 + 1 = 56;7812 is the total number of spikes in the main game (not including flip mode), 2 means "normal" and flip modes, V is a in roman number, equaling 5, VVVVVV has 6 V's.
• 2 x (1954 + 1966 + 1950 + 1942) + 1 = 56; 1954, 1966, 1950 and 1942 are the dates found in the main game, meanings of 2, 5 and 6 are the same as above.
So, 7 meanings total!
I still haven't found a 1942, though...