Imagine a bouncing cube of raw meat sliding into the teeth of a whirling saw blade. Spludge! Now picture thousands more—as many as there are letters on this page—all going splat and splot as they disintegrate into an ocean of juicy beef-stuff. Gross. But your mental slaughterhouse still has nothing on my Super Meat Boydeath tally. I flung the game’s lovable, protein-based hero to his demise over 3,000times just to beat the main levels of this relentlessly difficult 2D platformer. Include the search for collectables, the retro-themed Warp Zones, and the unlockable “Dark World” levels, and the number of exploded meat-bodies I’m responsible for is genocidal—but it’s the fun kind of genocide.
Animal rights charity PETA have released a parody of Super Meat Boy called Tofu Boy, in which you play as a living block of Tofu, braving dangerous levels in a quest to rescue your girlfriend from an evil version of Meat Boy. Far from being angered by PETA's game, Team Meat has decided to put Tofu buy into Super Meat Boy as a special character.
Super Meat Boy, the hardcore platformer in which you play a living slice of meat trying to save his girlfriend from an evil baby in a jar wearing a tuxedo, is out now on Steam. The PC release of the game comes with a line up of unlockable indie characters, from VVVVVV's captain Viridian to Half Life 2's Lamarr the headcrab. Read on for details.
Super Meat Boy is out soon on PC, and Team Meat have been teasing some of the Steam achievements and special characters that will come with the game. Eight images have been revealed of the new achievements, which Team Meat say were "rejected by MS for their difficulty". Gulp. There will also be plenty of special guests to unlock in the game, consisting of a variety of new indie game heroes, two of which have already been announced, and are revealed below.