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    Super Meat Boy

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    ephie
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    Super Meat Boy

    Post by ephie on Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:22 pm

    Scroll down for TL;DR. ;D
    Super Meat Boy is a 2D platformer based a very popular Newgrounds Flash game. You play a meat boy who must rescue his bandage girlfriend from the evil Dr. Fetus. (Who wears a tux.)
    The game revolves around guiding your meat boy through a level, using quick reflexes to avoid obstacles and get a good time. Most of the fun in this game comes from tackling levels, watching your replays (When you finally finish a level, you can watch your replay showcasing every time you die, and believe me, you will die. A LOT.), and watching the funny exchange between meat and fetus. As I said just prior, you will die. A lot. The difficulty curve is pretty intense, but in a good challenging way. I do want to tear my hair out on some levels, but then when I beat them I'm just ecstatic.
    The art style is nice and simple, but also varies. For example, you can find hidden warp zones which are levels with a different design. I've been through four so far, and I got 2 SNES style, one Gameboy style, and one Bit.Trip style. (Another Indie game.) The retro throwback styled warp zones are an awesome edition, and made me squee inside. (That is, until I failed miseably.) The variety is great between worlds as well. I've only been to two, but the difference between the forest sawmills and the hospital syringe dumps is pretty sweet.
    You can also collect hidden bandages or complete certain warp zones to unlock characters, all from different games. I won't reveal any but one, suffice to say, I can play as a feckin' headcrab from Half-Life. Awesome! The music is also something to be applauded, as it just simply fits. The sound is satisfying, as you can hear everytime your meat boy smacks against the wall and everytime he pops against a saw. It's sickening and funny all at once.
    All in all, for fifteen dollars, you get a great, challenging platform with a LOT of content, good variety, interesting characters, dark humor out the rear, great music and sound, and a unique and interesting art style. It's a steal, it really is.

    TL;DR
    • 2D platformer
    • Many different levels and hidden warp zones
    • 12 unique characters, 11 from other games
    • Funny and engaging storyline
    • Great music, sound, and interesting graphical style
    • Challenging



    All in all, pick up Super Meat Boy if you love platforming, and even if you don't, give him a whirl.

    I'm planning on recording some of my replays with the most interesting tries/deaths and putting them up on Youtube. Hopefully that'll be worth a few laughs. Grin


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    Re: Super Meat Boy

    Post by Eggbert on Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:27 pm

    Good review, it does the game justice. It was well worth the £10.00 and the extra content can't come soon enough.

    Also, the headcrab is just so Kawaii, you have to see it.
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    Re: Super Meat Boy

    Post by ephie on Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:42 pm

    Eggbert wrote:Good review, it does the game justice. It was well worth the £10.00 and the extra content can't come soon enough.

    Also, the headcrab is just so Kawaii, you have to see it.
    I agree. It's sad to think of all the people who spend sixty bucks every time a new modern warfare game comes out, especially when I (read: Rho) just got a steal. Indie game developers give me hope for the gaming future.

    Headcrab is cute but I've not found any use for the bugger. Grr


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    Re: Super Meat Boy

    Post by Eggbert on Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:45 pm

    Yeah it's only saved me in about two levels. That's what I can remember anyway.
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    Re: Super Meat Boy

    Post by Tator Tot on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:02 pm

    I haven't purchased a new "AAA" game in awhile.

    Going back, I purchased 3 indy game packs last, 3 replacements on steam (for disks I lost or damage), and 4 indy games.

    Super Meat Boy is the Braid of this season, it's engaging and challenging, while being very fun.
    Though it's definitely not the serious tone of Braid.
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    Re: Super Meat Boy

    Post by ephie on Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:40 pm

    Indie titles, more and more, are willing to do something different and to think outside of "Oh, they did this and it's selling a lot so let's do that." Thankfully. I hope the VG industry gets back to doing interesting things instead of taking pages out of each other's books.


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    Re: Super Meat Boy

    Post by Demon on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:21 pm

    I saw this and instantly was like WANT WANT WANT! Just seems like good fun and I love platformers.

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