Super Meat Boy
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"This sublime platformer provides tons of challenge, precise controls, and incredible level design that will keep you glued to the screen." - GameSpot.com
"Super Meat Boy is one of the best modern platformers. It's infuriating, exasperating, and arduous, but it's also delightful, thrilling, and hilarious." - IGN.com
Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux.
Our meaty hero will leap from walls, over seas of buzz saws, through crumbling caves and pools of old needles. Sacrificing his own well being to save his damsel in distress. Super Meat Boy brings the old school difficulty of classic NES titles like Mega Man 2, Ghost and Goblins and Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Japanese one) and stream lines them down to the essential no BS straight forward twitch reflex platforming.
Ramping up in difficulty from hard to soul crushing SMB will drag Meat boy though haunted hospitals, salt factories and even hell itself. And if 300+ single player levels weren't enough SMB also throws in epic boss fights, a level editor and tons of unlock able secrets, warp zones and hidden characters.
- Story mode, featuring over 300 levels spanning 5+ chapters
- Play as a Head Crab! (Steam Exclusive)
- 33 legitimate Achievements
- Warp zones that will warp you into other games
- Over 16 unlockable able and playable characters from popular indie titles such as, Minecraft, Bit.Trip, VVVVVV and Machinarium
- Epic Boss fights
- Full Level Editor and Level Portal (January 2011)
- A story so moving you will cry yourself to sleep for the rest of your life
A fun and interesting gamevineetss | Feb. 28, 2014 | See all vineetss's reviews »
I find Super Meat Boy quite interesting. You play as a meat cube and jump around. I was confused by the instructions at first, but I quickly came to understand them. Also, I highly recommend you use a controller as the user interface is much easier to use. This game is a true indie game and I love being able to play for only a few minutes and then go do something else, as the levels are quite short. Though the levels are a bit short , there are a lot of them and you need quite a bit of ingenuity and skill to get past them Overall, I recommend you get this game.
Throw back to hardcore platformersdamienjameswebb | Feb. 20, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
I doubted i would enjoy super meat boy for the fact that i had heard it was extremely hard... but oh was i wrong. it was challenging enough that it made it interesting, but didn't make me feel defeated every two seconds (even though i really was). the art style is fantastic and the little nods to classic gaming in the levels and playable character design is great. the game can crash from time to time however on pc. the game was really made for xbox in the first place, but i'll forgive team meat for that one considering the trouble they had with that hot mess in the first place.
One of my all time favorites, and a must play for any true gamer.
Best Platformer out thereBatman100 | Feb. 14, 2014 | See all Batman100's reviews »
Good day to you lady's and gentlemen,today i will be telling you why you should get Super Meat Boy.The game might look easy by simply just looking at it but when you really get into the game you see a whole story unfold before your very eyes. The game constantly throws extremely annoying and rage inducing enemies and obstacles in your way to save your beautiful girlfriend: Bandage Girl. You (Super Meat Boy) must guide him through treacherous environments to beat the fiend who kidnapped your girlfriend and get your revenge. Now i must warn you if you dont like very hard games then bugger off! Anyway for the people who do, then you have just found a beautiful gift in the form of a game. I recommend playing the demo of this game first on NewsGrounds and buying the actual game after. It is fairly cheap for the amount of gameplay you get out of it. There is a map editor, extra characters from different games such as 'I wanna be the Guy' and 'Bit Trip Runner' and others and even some secret characters from a very popular game... So take my word for it and go ahead dont be scared and purchase this wonderful piece of art.
Great platforming and frustrating until you get used to controlsKokuei | Feb. 12, 2014 | See all Kokuei's reviews »
It's an interesting game. The story sets off as Meat Boy's girlfriend Bandage Girl gets kidnapped by Dr. Fetus. If it sounds cliché; it is. The developer Edmund McMillen developed a game 6 years before this one called Gish which the main character; a ball of tar has his girlfriend kidnapped and he must go after her. Many other games also utilize this or generalize it. Limbo, Mario, and Braid for example.
The gameplay is simple. You have your movement keys, your run key and your jump key. The movement is very reactive and there isn't much if any latency from the point where you press a button and your character moves. This goes without saying you'll need to learn some muscle memory and skills required to complete the game. While in the air you can jump higher vertically or move farther horizontally depending on your you jumped. You need to know when you should and shouldn't use the run button. With that said; you'll die a lot. The controls are not analog. This means if you use a keyboard; you will not be at a disadvantage compared to some with an analog stick controller. If anything the controls are more reliable with a keyboard because you'll need to adjust small movements quite a lot in the air and you get more precision by tapped a keyboard compared to pushing an analogs or tapping a dpad.
The difficulty really depends. There are 5 worlds not including the ending. There are light and dark sides. Dark side being the harder counterpart. The layout of each level is similar in both dark and light sides. The difference is that the dark side has more stuff to kill you. There are secret hidden characters where you can unlock with colleting bandages or searching for warp zones which are secret levels. The characters vary from one another. Some are similar and others are completely different. The derpy meat boy which doesn't allow you to run as quick but you have a double jump for example. Respawning is instant and most levels are very small. It's not until you reach the Rapture world where the level size increases dramatically.
The graphics are simple and sweet. They did a really good job creating a layout that was easy on the eyes which allows you to concentrate on your your character. This also allows you to get into a zone and play for long periods of time.
All in all; the game is a really nice gem and should be played or at least tried. They initially released a Flash version called Meat Boy. If you're unsure you may try the flash game first but I have to warn you; the controls are not as responsive as Super Meat Boy.
This game is what I think of when I hear "Indie game"nuclearkatfish | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all nuclearkatfish's reviews »
Let me say, I have beaten the game on several occasions and delved into the awesome community of this game with speed runs and one life challenges. All very exciting but what is more exciting is the fact that only two guys made this game. Sitting in an apartment with almost no income and now rolling in as much money they need to produce awesome products like this!