The infamous, tough-as-nails platformer comes to Steam with a playable Head Crab character (Steam-exclusive)!
User reviews:
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Very Positive (155 reviews) - 93% of the 155 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (17,722 reviews) - 95% of the 17,722 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 30, 2010

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Buy Indie Game The Movie Bundle

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

 

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

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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
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
More like spicy meat, yeah-eh bwoi.

give that meat a good ol' rub
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
It's the single best platformer of our generation!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
♥♥♥♥ fyre mane
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Mario Maker clone
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Super Meat Boy is a hardcore platformer that does everything right. Everything? Well, almost. The game crashes once in a while, and for me the audio crashes almost everytime I play it. The animations are outdated and the gameplay, even though it's mostly solid, can feel slipery sometimes. Also, you can't remap the controls on a keyboard. The game advertises how controllers are better and all. While this might be true for some games, this one has only TWO buttons! It wouldn't be that much of an issue to play with a keyboard if I could change the controls (that are by default shift for running and space for jumping), which is the bare minimum when you release a game on PC (I still beat it with a keyboard, yay me!).

Anyway, I'm a passionate platformer player, and apart from what I mentionned, I found this game highly enjoyable. The level design is amazing. It keeps reinventing itself by using the same components in new ways (something McMillen talked about in Indie Game: The Movie). The difficulty increases at a perfect rate. I thought it would be incredibly hard from the start, or soon enough, but no, it increases perfectly so that a veteran like me don't get bored, but that anyone can progress quite quickly to the third or fourth world.

It's refreshing to have a platformer that challenges me, and it makes it even more rewarding to finish it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
It's fun, but it makes you rage nearly every time when you die on a level.

but still it's a good game to play if you get ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off with something in your life,
if you do then this is the game to play and rage at.

8.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Possibly the best game I've ever played in my entire life, a Platform that can reach the same levels of quality of Super Mario Bros 3 and Super Mario World, and that's saying something!
Super Meat Boy is a fast paced platformer where you'll have to complete hundreds of short, ultra-difficult levels with no ability other than being able to run and wall-jump. It's plafrotming to its finest as it relies on it level design alone without any other move or special ability to use, that's why the levels really need to be spot-on for the game to be enjoyable, and they are!
All the stages are incredibly creative and different from eachother, also the "blocky" graphics with the simple color palette manages to give an incredibly retro feel to the game, the stellar sountrack is also pretty memorable and you'll probably start humming the stages' tunes if they'll ever come to your mind.

If you like Platform games Super Meat Boy is a must-have, give the game's really high difficulty it's not a game suited for beginners; while you may be stuck for hours on a single stage being able to complete a world's level in any order helps you in not getting frustrated, also the feeling of beating a level that made you go crazy is just AMAZING!
So what are you waiting for? Go play this game right now! You won't regret it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
- Probably the best game on steam!
- Very challenging and made me break one xbox controller
- makes me nostalgic because is good and hard as old mega drive / snes platformer
- easiest game to rage quit!

I could write for hours about how much i like this game but just trust me and BUY IT!
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Boogs
102.9 hrs
Posted: October 1
I purchased this game with "I'm going to get everything and anything in this."
I decided to nope that idea after missing one annoying bandage in Chapter 2.
I have every single achievevement now.
I think this is the best game I ever completed. I had so much fun, even with all the pain and time the "Boy" Achievements took.
A hard game needs to be engaging. And knowing how hard this game is yet still opening it on a regular basis when coming home with completeion in mind, Is amazing.
This is one of the best games in terms of controls and mechanics ever. I feel so involved and so responsible for what's happening, And knowing I make the mistaked and not any RNG element, Is amazing. I develop a plan and this basically turns into a bomb-defusing puzzle of meat: I make one mistake on my set route, I die. And that's ok since I'm instantly ready to try again.

There is no reason not to buy this game if you have an ability to launch it.
There is no reason not to complete the game if you are a great gamer.
There is no spoon there is only #Weet

Thank you Team Meat for this masterpiece. I will never look at a bandage the same way.
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mattc
6.8 hrs
Posted: October 1
10/10
Worth the rage and broken controllers
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Litus
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 29
This game is so ♥♥♥♥ that I ♥♥♥♥ myself
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Innapropriate Touching
8.4 hrs
Posted: September 29
Great game, awesome controls beautiful artwork and overall fun easy 9/10. The only con keeping it from a 10/10 is the difficulty, I don't need every game to be brutal to the point of masochism but at least give me a little challenge. Honestly some levels are so easy they play themselves even on the highest difficulty setting! But that aside well worth it at any price you pick this gem up at. A true must have.
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Alex Ăla Roz
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 29
Hard but great.
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.Didntnoagoodname.
16.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
Maybe, insted of being mad at the game, you should laugh at yourself
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rhewn
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
i dont own this game
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Rox
15.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
So much pleasure, yet so much pain.
If you're a masochist , this game is for you.
10/10
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