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
Brutal but funsycomantis1991 | May 16, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
At the time, hyper difficult platforms were actually uncommon, and this is thier Harbinger. It's intense fun, the levels are short, making it a great choice when you have 5 minutes to spare. There are hundreds of levels though, and many achievements and challenges, plus the bonus super hard versions of every level give this more replay value than almost any platform out there. Still well worth the price tag, though it's odd that it hasn't dropped much in cost.
The New Meat on the blockKingTed | March 11, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Super Meat Boy is some sort of hommage to retro video games like Super Mario Bros, Ghouls & Ghosts, Castlevania, Sonic. The story is pretty straightforward. You are Meat Boy and your girlfriend, Bandage Girl, was kidnapped by the evil Doctor Fetus. So... like some famous plumber, you’re going on a platforming adventure to save her. Super Meat Boy has every mechanics you need to create a great platform game : dash, wall-jump, secret levels, dangerous traps, even the cliché damsel in distress. The game is really really really hard but it never gets frustrating thanks to how fast it load your save file. It’s fun and addictive and there is a scoring system (Based on your time). Visually, Super Meat Boy won’t impress anyone but the art style has its charm. And the music won’t get out of your head after a few minutes of playing. It’s a new classic among platform games. Everyone should try it at least once!
Cute, ultraviolent retro-future platforming314mgx | Feb. 24, 2015 | See all 314mgx's reviews »
Just like I said, this is cute, ultraviolent retro-future platforming, featuring a skinless "Meat Boy," his bandage girlfriend, and some kind of evil fetus or something. Cool, bizarre stuff. Frustratingly difficult in parts, and I'm 100 percent sure that if I were to actually play the game to its end (I haven't, yet) I'd be pissed off constantly. As in, frustrated, because the game is, you know, not too easy.
Platform Challenge Torturejonathanrflores | Feb. 18, 2015 | See all jonathanrflores's reviews »
Super Meat Boy accomplishes its goals; it is a solid, simple platformer. The story is short: some bad guy kidnapped your girlfriend and now you have to jump through challenge after challenge (filled with fatal traps). The controls are sharp. In general, I don't have any problems with the controls. However, if you're buying this game for the PC, a controller is highly recommended. You could play with the keyboard if you practice enough, but a controller really helps. The difficulty of this game is pretty high, I would say. Many of the jumps require very solid accuracy. You will have to leap between two saw blades with a gap just wide enough for your character to fit. Deaths are frequent and numerous. If you are easily frustrated, this game is not for you. Then again, dying in this game is actually manageable because of the instant respawn time. While other games would have you wait for the game to load after a death, Super Meat Boy reloads the level instantly so that you're never waiting around. Game-play doesn't stop - you're trying again instantly. There's also a replay feature at the end of the level so that you can watch all your deaths (and it's quite enjoyable). If you're looking for something deeper, with a story or complex gameplay, then you'll have to look elsewhere. As a tough, bare-bones platformer, this game is a success; I recommend it as such.
Totally worth the Carpal TunnelMadDemon64 | Jan. 8, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Super Meat Boy is one of the most challenging games you will ever play hands down, but it is also one of the most enjoyable games you will ever play. Super Meat Boy has you play as Meat Boy as you run and jump through numerous levels, each one harder than the last with new areas offering new challenges and obstacles. And you will die. A lot. The game even makes fun of this in a boss fight. But you will also learn how to avoid what killed you, or at least you should if you wish to beat the game. There is no story in Super Meat Boy. There are no power-ups. There is only the challenge, and beyond that, victory and the knowledge that you have beaten one of the hardest games in the world. Yes, even harder than Dark Souls.