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The infamous, tough-as-nails platformer comes to Steam with a playable Head Crab character (Steam-exclusive)!
Release Date: Nov 30, 2010
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About the 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

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • 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

Linux System Requirements

    • 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
170 of 184 people (92%) found this review helpful
90 products in account
3 reviews
52.8 hrs on record
Fun, cheap game with awesome creativity and gameplay.

Soundtrack is marvelous through the entire game and makes some of the hardest parts less frustrating (...The Kid...).

Like how the difficulty keeps getting harder and harder as you advance through the stages, culminating in fun, well designed boss fights with awesome music.

Overall 10/10
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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146 of 159 people (92%) found this review helpful
70 products in account
2 reviews
12.8 hrs on record
Amazingly slick and well made! If you like to challenge yourself, then this game is perfect for you. However, if you are not of the 0.5% of humanity who has patience enough for this game, side effects of playing may include Aneurysm, patchy loss of hair and divorce.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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62 of 71 people (87%) found this review helpful
215 products in account
3 reviews
29.6 hrs on record
One of the very few games I can compare to Super Mario Bros. with a clean conscience. It has that 80s complicated platformer physics and addictive gameplay. It's very frustrating at times but the hard work is worth the sore thumbs for the feeling of accomplishment. Bottom line is it's one of the most difficult games I've ever played and ignites the feelings of my childhood playing NES without trying to be "retro 80s" like so many of these games lately. This one could have come out in 1985 and played just as well with a NES controller. It's worth every penny of $10 or less.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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83 of 109 people (76%) found this review helpful
143 products in account
22 reviews
66.8 hrs on record
Widely considered the best platformer in existence, this game will provide many hours of delightful frustration.
Posted: November 16th, 2013
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
2,813 products in account
58 reviews
28.6 hrs on record
This has to be the most challenging platform game I’ve ever played; Super Meat Boy (SMB) rises steadily in difficulty from easy to ridiculously hard core crazy. After passing the first boss I had to stop simply because my tired old bones and aching hands were almost suffering from RSI . That said; this is a beautifully executed game that will keep the most dedicated of platformer fans wanting more.

SMB has an endearing style of its own (despite the copious trails and splashes of blood with precisely designed levels that fit the theme of the game perfectly, plus it takes me back to the days when skill was the most important attribute for getting through a level. You'll need lots of that if you are to get to the end of this game, especially unscathed. I really don't know how anyone could get through a complete area without dying at least once. You'd need to be superhuman, or one of the best platformers in the world to beat these levels.


You'll often be surprised or even relieved at how short some of the levels are (no more than about 30 seconds); that said, with a content of over 300 maps, bonus stages and hidden warp zones that contain challenging extra-maps, dark worlds (one for each stage, e.g. Salt Factory Dark World, Hell Dark World etc) and, not forgetting the unlock-able characters which can be gained by collecting bandages that are placed in hard to get locations on several levels or finishing warp zones - try getting through one of the main stages or the hidden dark worlds without dying to gain achievements - only 0.6% to 1% of the Meat boy community are getting these achievements because they are ultra hard to achieve. Anyway, with all of these extra's plus using the editor, (which you'll find in your library under tools), you have the potential to create unlimited levels, that are only limited by your imagination, need for more levels and stamina, it's hard to get bored of this game. On top of that you're able to implement Maps made by the community.
If you don't already own SMB; now that its over 3 years old, you'll easily pick it up for a bargain price, especially in the many Steam sales that we get these days.

I highly recommend this game, despite me not achieving much in the way of completing most of the levels yet , (I've spent over 20 hours playing this game already and I'm still hungry for more) nor getting many of the in game achievements (couldn't be bothered collecting the bandages, lol). I certainly intend returning to the game when my hands have recovered from the deviously executed level designs.


If you've not played this game get it as soon as you can; maybe check out the demo (unfortunately Steam don't offer a demo download), or play the browser based flash game:
http://www.kongregate.com/games/edmund/meat-boy
to get a feel for the game.

Highly recommended and a 9 out of 10 from me (it loses a point simply because its a little too hard for me.

Last words: It's one of the best platformers of the last decade in my opinion (apart from maybe Gish).
Posted: December 12th, 2013
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