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Super Meat Boy (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (21 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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95
GamingExcellence
There are a few sore spots to this game but these are ridiculously minor in the face of the positives. If you've been looking for a good platformer that actually holds up and lasts for more than a few hours then this is the game for you. Even after its price jumps up to 1200 points it's still going to be an incredible steal with how much game you get for your money. If I haven't been enough of a raging fanboy then let me say this – buy this game now or we will find your family.
95
GameSpot
It's impossible to point to just one element that makes Super Meat Boy such an extraordinary game. From the intense-though-always-fair difficulty and the inspired level design, to the pinpoint controls and catchy soundtrack, all of the different aspects converge into something that is truly outstanding. When you hear stories of the unrepentant dangers that stand in your path, it's easy to get intimidated by such a daunting prospect. But don't be. The beauty of Super Meat Boy is that it always plays within the rules, and the smooth difficulty curve gives you plenty of time to become acquainted with everything before the true tests are unleashed. Death is always just one misstep away in Super Meat Boy, but the rush of winning is so supremely rewarding that you won't be able to tear yourself away.
90
We Got This Covered
Final recommendation, buy it, with a caveat. Super Meat Boy is not for everyone. Not everyone can handle the difficulty of a game like this, which I’ve heard described as “masocore” (combination of masochist and hardcore). So try the demo before buying. If you don’t like it, don’t buy. If you do, then Super Meat Boy is a hardcore platformer that will make you throw a fit, shout expletives, and make you want to throw your controller, until you then successfully complete a stage and will be thanking god for it. Then you will move onto the next stage and the challenge it offers, and happily start the cycle again.
90
Brash Games
Fun, annoying, difficult, fun, sick and fun. What more can you ask for?
90
Ironhammers
This is really the essence of Super Meat Boy; knowing exactly what is required of your thumbs, but ever struggling to actually make it happen. The developers have taken the most basic of game mechanics, graphical styles and soundtracks, and used them in a way that just goes to show that quick but simple gameplay can shine through amongst the triple A titles with hugely detailed narrative and elaborate cutscenes. It’s one of those real gems that appears every now and again from the world of indie games, delivering a huge amount of frustratingly fun gameplay. Tons of levels and the added pleasure of beating your friends in online leaderboards make Super Meat Boy a very worthy purchase indeed — you’d be hard pushed to play this one and not have fun. Recommended to all.
90
Eurogamer.es
Es muy importante tenerlo en cuenta: si te has acomodado a videojuegos fáciles en los que se avanza casi por inercia sin el menor atisbo de reto, lo vas a pasar mal. Muy mal. Pero si eres capaz de mantener los nervios templados ante su desquiciante dificultad, entonces lo que el Team Meat propone es uno de los mejores juegos de plataformas de los últimos tiempos. Tú decides.
90
PC Gamer
Full appreciation of all its charms requires that you have the platformer background to pick up on the Castlevania and Mega Man references, but even the uninitiated can have their socks charmed off by retro graphics, simple animations and brilliant music. A few minor, yet-to-be-patched bugs crawling in the meat can’t spoil its flavor; Super Meat Boy is a delicacy to savor—when you’re not swearing at it.
90
IGN
Super Meat Boy is one of the best modern platformers. It's infuriating, exasperating, and arduous, but it's also delightful, thrilling, and hilarious. The NES games of yore were simultaneously simpler and more challenging than today's games, a quality perfectly emulated here. Invite some friends over and pass the controller around -- you're gonna need all the help you can get.
89
PC Games (Germany)
Ursprünglich hielt sich mein Interesse an Super Meat Boy in Grenzen. Erst nach dem von Kritikern und Fans umjubelten Xbox-Start wagte ich doch einen Blick. Zum Glück, denn SMB basiert zwar auf einem simpelstmöglichen Spielprinzip, treibt dieses aber derart auf die Spitze wie kein Plattformer zuvor. Je öfter Sie einen Abschnitt spielen (und Sie werden einige davon seeehr oft neu starten!), desto mehr lernen Sie die ausgefeilte Mechanik und das geniale Leveldesign zu schützen. Jeder Tastendruck steht hier stellvertretend für perfekt gespielte Töne, die sich zu einer meisterhaften Symphonie summieren — dafür bitte Standing Ovations!
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Super Meat Boy, c'est un peu l'histoire de Happy Tree Friends qui rencontre le vénérable Rick Dangerous. Un véritable rapport amour/haine mû par une difficulté hors normes et un concept très frustrant de « die and retry ». Pourtant, grâce à sa jouabilité aux petits oignons, son humour décalé, sa durée de vie gargantuesque et cette envie inexorable nous poussant à continuer pour apprécier les délires de la Team Meat, le soft met dans le mille. Si vous aimez le genre, que vous avez beaucoup de self-control et un gros budget « manettes », vous pouvez sans aucun problème tenter l'expérience. Sans être aussi définitif qu'un Limbo ou qu'un Braid, Super Meat Boy milite pour le retour au jeu de plates-formes hardcore mais aux victoires des plus gratifiantes. Paradoxalement, on le détestera et on l'adorera pour ça, mais au final, on ne cessera d'y revenir encore et encore.
80
GameStar (Germany)
Selten habe ich beim Spielen so geflucht. Aber selten waren meine Jubelrufe auch so laut. Ja, Super Meat Boy ist bockschwer. Und ja, ich habe mich oft gefragt, wer diese Missionen überhaupt schaffen soll. Aber meine Güte, wie motivierend diese Hüpferei ist! Wie viel Spaß es macht, wieder und wieder zu scheitern, es noch mal zu probieren und schließlich Erfolg zu haben! Das clevere Rätseldesign packt von Anfang an, und der coole Retro-Stil versprüht so viel Charme, dass es für drei Spiele reichen würde. Frustresistente Genre-Fans kommen um dieses Kleinod nicht herum.
80
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Целиком построенная на рефлексах и требующая ювелирной точности в управлении, Super Meat Boy — одна из сложнейших и интереснейших игр ушедшего года. Но когда на дворе второе десятилетие XXI века, а в телевизорах — DJ Hero 2 и Dance Central, надо быть «гиком», чтобы получать от нее удовольствие.
78
Mana Pool
Overall this is just an indie game and for that reason its never going to be graphically amazing but this game takes me back to the platforming days that were my first experience of gaming in the 90s. The controls are (in my opinion) better for an xbox controller however that is not a massive issue. I must say that I played this game so much that my hands began to hurt for days on end. This takes simplicity to a level of brilliance which is normally only achieved by big budget games. I love games (naturally) being a daylight-fearing gamer and a reviewer but any game that is able to fully capture the imagination of casual to hardcore gamer alike gets a massive thumbs up from me as it ultimately sucks that many more people into the gaming world who might not have found themselves there if they would have tried something more challenging.
70
Bit-Tech
Super Meat Boy is a must-have for hardcore platform fans, that almost goes without saying, but it's just too obtusely difficult to recommend to those on the fence or who've not got much experience with the genre. It doesn't matter how many knowing winks, nods or bows you make or how many in-jokes you cram in, if people are bald by the time the 30th level comes along then you’ve gone too far in the wrong direction.
60
GameElite.se
Efter ett tag sitter jag och nöter bana efter bana men blir aldrig riktigt engagerad. Det är faktiskt lite långtråkigt. Trots humorn känner jag inget speciellt för spelet förrän jag når den första bossen. Den banan är en lång jakt där man i ett frenetiskt tempo försöker springa ifrån superskurkens jättemaskin som jagar efter. Här får spelet i alla fall lite nerv och för första gången knyter jag näven och muttrar mellan spända käkar att ”den här gången ska jag klara det”. Tyvärr är det alldeles för få gånger spelet lyckas engagera mig så pass.