The infamous, tough-as-nails platformer comes to Steam with a playable Head Crab character (Steam-exclusive)!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (12,812 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 30, 2010

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Includes 5 items: Indie Game: The Movie, Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition DLC, Super Meat Boy, FEZ, Braid

 

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"Solid 2D platformer with well designed levels and adorable art. High amount of content, including a level editor. Very difficult, but very gratifying."

About This Game

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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 (Windows 8 is not officially supported)
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB
    • Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    • OS: 10.7 through 10.9 have been tested.
    • Processor: Intel based Macs only.
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB
    • Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    • OS: If you're running the Steam client, you're good
    • Processor: 1.4GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB
    • Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
Helpful customer reviews
1,317 of 1,441 people (91%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
If you move your fingers well enough that you are able to pass this game you will be able to satisfy your girlfriend.
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381 of 446 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
First game that made me cry. Out of frustration.

10/10 would buy again.
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173 of 215 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
How to smash your computer yet have fun in 1 step

1. Play Super Meat Boy
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
Super Meat Boy is a the creme de la creme of 2D challenging platformers. It stands out head and shoulders above the rest. It has a beautiful art style, cut scenes parodying old Nintendo games and a simple plot. A villain has taken Bandage Girl and you as Super Meat Boy must reach her at the end of every single level. When you get to her she gets whisked away time and time again. The 7 'chapters' each have around 20 levels that can get completed in 30 seconds or less. The real challenge here is that most everything causes instant death. Spikes, grinders, guns and pits. With each death, you respawn at the start with no load time. This keeps you in the game. Every chapter has its own theme including a forest, a hospital, a salt factory and even Hell itself. At the end of every level is a new and unique boss fight that usually consists of a race.

Even if people have branded it a difficult game, you will eventually get through the game with enough practice. Since there are no lives and you just respawn, there is no consequence. While completing a level just leads to the next level, there is an easy to use map so you can go back and replay areas. On top of that, for every 'grade A' (under par time) that you get for a level, you can play its dark world counterpart making levels tougher. In all around 300 levels.

Each level has their own gimmicks. Platform riding, touch bricks that dissolve, raising lava, shooting saw blades, conveyer belts and so on. Some levels even have keys that when touched they remove lock blocks automatically. There is a lot of variety here. The game ratchets up up the creativity with portals. Since Meat Boy is one block tall, he can fit most anywhere. Some levels have winding paths through factories. Others are broad jumps between conveyer belts that launch him into the area. There are warp zones to find in levels that will send you to far more difficult levels. All with simple controls.

As a square of meat, the controls are simple, left, right, jump and run. You can even jump off walls and slide down them. Sometimes your wall jump will slide you up from momentum. Other than that the game isn't slippery like other 2D platformers. Meat Boy can stop on a dime. Holding run and jump can fly you across the screen to where you need to be. The Steam version has plenty of unlockable characters from collecting band-aids in certain levels. You'll also get to play as other characters that have different abilities. At the end of each level you're treated to seeing all your failed attempts playing all at once.

There's not much to say about the game. Its charm, art and music make it more desirable to play than the average 2D challenging platformer. Super Meat Boy has a lot of content for your money, complete with a level designer to unlock. So many people like something that makes them throw their controllers.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
My friend gifted this to me. We aren't friends anymore
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Simple mechanics, hard game. Very enjoyable. And i mean -95% off? You don't even have to think about it!
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Don't use a controller, that way you have less to throw at your computer.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
94.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I love this game so much, I'll name my child MeatBoy/BandageGirl.

Thats how good this game is.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
.......................... (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
help/10 (seriously take me to the hospital)
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
42.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Rage Quit Simulator!!
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
There are a few things I usually would contest a game on in a review, but with a game like this I suppose I'd do it a bit differently. With a regular game I'd give a rating on it's story/gameplay/sound/voiceacting/art direction but Super Meat Boy only has 3 of those things, and so with that, here we go. I'm not going to review the story of the game because the story isn't really there.

The Gameplay of this game is a lot like putting your testicles in a blender and then grabbing a sledgehammer and...
The Gameplay of Super Meat Boy is interesting, to say the least. None of the levels are cheap enough to warrant that the game is impossible, but not many of them are easy enough to finish and say "that's it?". The gameplay is what you'd expect from a game like this, difficult, but fun nonetheless. Some will have more difficulty than others, and while I've finished playing this game on the Xbox 360, I haven't finished it with a keyboard. I will say this, although the game teases you for using a keyboard, I have not been having very many difficulties using one. You can unlock various characters by collecting 'Bandages' and by doing so will be able to play levels differently. I rate the gameplay of this game a 9/10, very good for an 'indie' game.

The music in super meat boy is catchy, albeit a little annoying, the sound quality is decent and it ties in a lot with the variation of levels. Some levels will be more difficult and the music will show that to be true. The music is about what you'd expect from a 2D sidescroller, you'll find it charming, and the game will show for that. 7/10

The Art Direction for this game is quite nice, I found it very nice and it ties in very well with the level design and whatnot. It gives you a cute vibe, which is especially strange considering you want to tie a noose around your neck every few levels. Super meat boy is an adorable game, and I find it very fitting for some reason. 8/10

I really enjoyed this game, and for what it's worth, I find that the games content is enough to keep anyone happy for a good few hours. Great work, developers. 8/10
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Not my favorite platformer of all time. That title has been awarded to Spelunky. SMB is up there in 2nd place without a doubt. An intense, super addictive, twitch platformer with soul.

4.5 cubes of meat out of 5 and a must own for any respectable platform gamer.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
This game is like masturbation.
You start enjoying it, then you start wondering why you're doing it in the first place.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
This is ♥♥♥♥ing endless torture and pain.

Buy it immediately.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Awsum 4/3
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
10/10 Must Rage Quit Again
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
2 much blood but <3
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
10/10
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