Super Meat Boy features the namesake protagonist on a journey to save his girlfriend, Bandage Girl, from the evil Dr. Fetus. This entails platforming across 300 levels filled with deadly obstacles using Meat Boy's running and jumping abilities. Generally, the emphasis is on timing and reflexes over strategy. Considering the sheer number of dangers, this makes the game notably difficult. By collecting bandages, players can also use characters from other indie games, including the Alien Hominid and one of the Castle Crashers.
Super Meat Boy was a huge critical success. Metacritic gave it an average score of 90%, with not a single one of the 50 reviewers giving it a less than positive review. This made it tied with LIMBO for the second best received XBLA game of 2010. Super Meat Boy also won GameSpot's and Gametrailer's awards for the Best Downloadable Game of 2010.
Newgrounds Connection Edit
As already mentioned, the Alien Hominid and one of the Castle Crashers appears in the game. Additionally, Super Meat Boy is notable since it was based off of a flash game on Newgrounds. This is similar to how The Behemoth was formed