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
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.
Get ready for some fun ragekillgreen1 | Nov. 12, 2014 | See all killgreen1's reviews »
Super Meat Boy is an indie rage inducing platform, which is also very fun. You're playing as a red cube-shaped character named Meat Boy, who needs to save his pink cube-shaped girlfriend, Bandage Girl, from the evil scientist Dr. Fetus. And along the way you can unlock secret characters which will help you in some stages. This game is very hard, but still fun to play. After many hours and tries I wasn't able to beat it, although I had fun. In overall this game is fun although sometimes it can make you scream at the computer screen, but after you'll finally beat a level you were stuck in for a long time you'll feel great. So I definitely recommend this game for players who like a challenge.
Indie Games' Star Childemptyhaven | Nov. 8, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
This game contributed a lot to the revitalization of the indie "genre". It's simple, yet challenging level designs and fun, rage-filled gameplay make this game one of my favorites. I couldn't believe the leap this game made from a simple flash game to a console port, and I still can't believe how well this game is doing.
It's obvious that people love it, and so do I. Every level presents an interesting challenge that requires almost all of precision to execute every jump and wall slide that my fingers don't know how to keep up in the later levels.
I also really love the cute character designs and the very inviting music that plays as you scream over how hard the game can get.
You will spend hours on this thing, but you will never regret a second of it.