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  • Summary: The sequel to Super Meat Boy is here! Meat Boy and Bandage Girl must run, slide, tackle, jump, punch, and kick their way through over 7,000 levels to save their daughter Nugget from Dr. Fetus. Look at the graphics, listen to sound and music, and push buttons in this genuine certified video game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jan 17, 2021
    90
    In a bold move, Team Meat has stirred the successful recipe of Super Meat Boy and has delivered a runner-type game in its sequel; SMBF. The procedural level generation algorithm seems to work wonders and the new art-style is modernizes the game. Very interesting ideas in the gameplay mechanics, and increased difficulty promise to keep you engaged for as long as you want to hone your skills. It never ends.
  2. Jan 4, 2021
    80
    Super Meat Boy Forever asks a lot of the player but also makes sure that they’ve got the tools to master its challenge while also being considerate enough to make each one approachable in bite-sized chunks. A perfectly-run level takes less than a minute and is divided up into sections that are rarely longer than ten seconds, but each second requires focus. And if that focus slips then a retry is instant with little time lost, making it easy to try again, and again, and again until Doctor Fetus finally realizes what a terrible idea it is to antagonize the Meat Boy/Bandage Girl family.
  3. Jan 7, 2021
    80
    Super Meat Boy Forever’s simplified controls produce a bit of frustration, but this is a game that rewards pushing through the pain for the thrill that comes with completing a harrowing platforming sequence.
  4. Jan 4, 2021
    70
    Ten years after Super Meat Boy, SMB Forever has the merit to try something new and yes, maybe surprising. Unfortunately, the switch from a classic platform game to an autorunner risks leaving a lot of fans behind. But the game absolutely does not sink into mediocrity despite its few flaws.
  5. Feb 22, 2021
    60
    While Super Meat Boy Forever is a good game, it really doesn’t compare to the original sense of precision movement and extreme difficulty that stuck out to the fans.
  6. Jan 4, 2021
    60
    Super Meat Boy Forever is not a bad game but it feels like a regression from the original, which was just as tough but offered more options for players willing to try and get past the many obstacles the game threw at them. Fans of the concept will appreciate the unyielding difficulty and the lack of ways to tweak it. But given the changes to the mechanics, it would be nice to see Team Meat make their new title easier to appreciate with less frustration.
  7. Jan 12, 2021
    50
    While Super Meat Boy is arguably one of the best modern 2d platformers, the same cannot be said about Super Meat Boy Forever. The game abandons much of the identity of the original in order to try and offer players infinite replay value with a more stripped-down gameplay style. But rather than a game that encourages repeat playthrough, Super Meat Boy Forever is more fun to watch than it is to actually play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 40
  2. Negative: 19 out of 40
  1. Dec 28, 2020
    10
    I was just as disappointed as these people crapping on the game when I heard it was an auto runner. But what Team Meat has done with thisI was just as disappointed as these people crapping on the game when I heard it was an auto runner. But what Team Meat has done with this game, it is still just as difficult, you still feel like a ninja pulling off the controls to make it thru one of the levels, the replays are still awesome showing all your attempts at once. In reality you wouldn't even want to control meat boy in this because there are too many other things your mind is digesting to get thru these levels. Also I think it's awesome that a keyboard is a legitimate way to play the game now, and it works awesome. Gamepad is awesome also. Anyway if you like the first then this is a must have. If you like N++ then this is also a must have. I'm telling you. I was a hater maybe 3 hours ago lol. Great game, Team Meat, please don't make us wait this long for the next one!! Expand
  2. Jan 11, 2021
    10
    This game is fu**ing awesome, there are many more mechanics making the game much more interesting. The auto-runner thing doesn't make the gameThis game is fu**ing awesome, there are many more mechanics making the game much more interesting. The auto-runner thing doesn't make the game worse at all, i think it's giving more challenge and needs you to think fast. I don't understand people who say " bUuUUuU tHE GamE BaaD AuToruNNER bAd " They didn't even play the game at all!
    Come on people, are you all idiots who review without actually playing?
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  3. Jan 5, 2021
    8
    I´m going trough the dark world and it´s getting REALLY hard but also really fun. I have not played many auto runners but personally I'mI´m going trough the dark world and it´s getting REALLY hard but also really fun. I have not played many auto runners but personally I'm having fun with this one! if you don't like auto runners or didn´t like this game you can try the end is nigh or celeste or I would also recommend VVVVVV (which is short but sweet!), also check the original super meatboy if you haven´t, is an all time classic! Expand
  4. Jan 7, 2021
    5
    expected a successor to meatboy, but found this auto-runner instead.

    Im a bit disappointed, for an auto-runner its just a mediocre game at
    expected a successor to meatboy, but found this auto-runner instead.

    Im a bit disappointed, for an auto-runner its just a mediocre game at best, nothing special.
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  5. Dec 29, 2020
    3
    The receiver of such a wonderful game as "Super Meat Boy" is some kind of mobile game raised to a full-fledged game. In the game you only needThe receiver of such a wonderful game as "Super Meat Boy" is some kind of mobile game raised to a full-fledged game. In the game you only need 2 buttons to play. The game is beautiful, fun but after waiting so long to get it...
    (RU = Приемником такой чудесной игры как "SMB" стала какая то мобильная игра поднятая до полноценной игры. В игра тебе надо для игры всего 2 кнопки. Игра красивая, веселая но после столько времени ожидания получить это... )
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  6. Dec 24, 2020
    1
    Disregard the man who gives these game a 10 and speaks directly out of a thesaurus.
    Tell you to take what you get.
    Yes endless runners can
    Disregard the man who gives these game a 10 and speaks directly out of a thesaurus.
    Tell you to take what you get.
    Yes endless runners can be fun but this game isnt.

    The animations are good,the plot is still sticks to the original fair enough.

    But here is what we are reading for. the gameplay.
    What you wanted was Super Meat Boy
    what you got was another autorunner clone

    You are literally playing another mobie game this game is literally designed to favour after searching I discovered that it was originally a mobile designed game they decided to port to other systems and boy can you feel it in the controls.
    Its clunky, its slow has annoying delay, has stupid respawn points ever 5 seconds for when you die (which you will do due to poor controls)
    Also it will respawn you in dumb spots close to points that kill you so if you not lucky your are stuck.

    Levels are randomly generated but also lazy at the same time, you can at the start of the game have levels harder than the rest of the entire game basically removing all progression which defeats the purpose of the world system.

    They should have basically given a world theme option and just hit play.

    The music is drivel you get some kids game style soundtrack from the get go that lacks any real depth compared to the original.Sure you get real music in the later levels but they sound like its an isaac clone than anything.

    If you a normal user and thought this would play like old isaac it doesnt, unless you researched otherwise you wouldnnt know.

    The store pages only advertise as "wow 7500 levels" "great soundtrack" "eclipses the original"
    The trailers all are splice in a way that it looks like original isaac gameplay.

    Theres no real replay value, the difficulty is artificially forced and behind a RNG factor. The game is first and formost a mobile game if you wanted Meat Boy play celeste, play the original.
    if you want a fun autorunner play bit trip or any of the specifically designed ones that were made exclusively for that and play on their strong points.

    If you want to play SMB forever any other mobile game like rayman forever etc
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  7. Mar 6, 2021
    0
    I would say that autorunning and checkpoints ruined experience that was actually fun. I expected hardcore, wit platformer as previous game.I would say that autorunning and checkpoints ruined experience that was actually fun. I expected hardcore, wit platformer as previous game. Passed 2 worlds, but could play anymore. Still believe in developer, but not in this certain game. I think adding option to turn off these two features can make situation upside down. Expand

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