About cool platformer it is accepted to say that they aren't platformer. For example, in Braid the platform mechanics was only a screen for the true gameplay, actual game problems were solved not by jumps, and by means of time rewind. Super Meat Boy — is an absolute platformer, absolutely banal and unartful in respect of basic mechanics. The hero can run and jump only. Isn't able to fight. Moreover, even if it will beautifully fall to the monster on the head then will be lost: enemies can't be touched. The purpose of each level — to reach the girlfriend by the name of Bandage Girl (it looks as a sexy pink square). The way to a subject of lamentations of the Supermeat Guy is blocked by traps: thorns, saws, lakes of a lava and salt deposits (our hero — a piece of the bared muscles, and contact with salt to it it is deadly). You wait for a dirty trick? Perhaps the enemy will slip on a trail of blood which tries to keep step with the hero? Or the Guy suddenly will manage to spread on a wall, how Gish? No. Anything similar. Only platforms and only jumps, all as 25 years ago. Each level is passed approximately from the 100-th time, but game is so prompt that you don't notice it …
Dirty trick in that if in senses to show to the person any level from Super Meat Boy, he will decide that scoff at it. How to you a cage, entirely utykanny huge circular saws (in it there is no place not that to jump, rise)? Or fight with the boss who fills with the body 90% of percent of the screen and presses the hero in a second after the fight beginning? At modern the platformernykh of heroes for such cases the magic is prepared: management of time or, for example, army of clones. And the Guy manages one only jumps. How to it it works well?
Everything in matter in a control system. It is ideal. The hero sensitively reacts to commands of the joystick — it is capable to fly over a half of the screen in one jump or accurately to move on one pixel. Also you is thin you set the speed of run and you can change the flight direction during a jump. Besides, the Guy still is able to make a start from walls (all right, we played a cunning trick a little, having declared that his abilities are limited only to run and jumps). For an instant we will focus your attention: all aforesaid sounds is frankly banal, but it, to put it mildly, not so. Behind a control system of SMB stands monumental, it is possible even to tell — the universal concept. (This my opinion and it can not coincide with yours).
Posted: February 21st, 2014