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  • Summary: 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.

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  1. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Dec 15, 2015
    90
    Flawless game design and endless replay value mean that Super Meat Boy! more than holds its own on PlayStation in 2015. [Christmas 2015, p73]
  2. Oct 12, 2015
    90
    Super Meat Boy is great as always, both on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. If you didn’t play previous iterations and you are looking for fast-paced action, great level design and a bunch of old school challenges, this title is definitely a must have.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 16, 2015
    90
    At last! The long-awaited PlayStation release proves that great game design never dies, and now it's even better with Cross-Buy. Fresh hell, hot from the infernal BBQ. [Dec 2015, p.79]
  4. 80
    Indie gaming at its retro-loving best, with some of the most cunningly-designed and purposefully infuriating 2D gameplay ever seen.
  5. Oct 11, 2015
    80
    It’s a genuinely good game that, although may already be showing signs of age, is still a blast to play. It was not the first outrageously difficult platform game and certainly won’t be the last, but it definitely stands out on its own as a superb piece of work.
  6. Oct 15, 2015
    80
    Super Meat Boy is an exercise in patience. You may in fact deplore it in the first one or two hours due to its unforgiving gameplay and level design, but if you take the time to consume much of what it has to offer, you may just acquire a taste for it.
  7. Oct 14, 2015
    80
    A great platforming game, now on PS4 and PS Vita. Incredibility hard to master and absolutely fun to play, Super Meat Boy is really fun.
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 37
  2. Negative: 8 out of 37
  1. Oct 7, 2015
    10
    I've already put in many hours on the Steam version and even though it is super difficult, I don't mind starting over on PS4, that's how goodI've already put in many hours on the Steam version and even though it is super difficult, I don't mind starting over on PS4, that's how good it is. If you haven't given this game a try, you should definitely download it now. (The soundtrack is different, and admittedly not as good as the original, but that doesn't take away much from the experience.) Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2015
    10
    I absolutely adore Super Meat Boy. Sure, its difficulty is both legendary and extremely well documented, but what I find so appealing is theI absolutely adore Super Meat Boy. Sure, its difficulty is both legendary and extremely well documented, but what I find so appealing is the way this game encourages, nay demands, perfection.

    For me, SMB isn't just about making it through each level, it isn't about scoring an A+ on each stage, it isn't even about nabbing every last one of those devilishly positioned bandages. Well, in truth, I guess it is about these things, but what really gets my blood pumping is the race against the clock. Meticulously replaying each stage over and over and over until I've shaved every last tenth of a second and reached the very limits of my platforming skills. It has become an obsession.

    Undoubtedly, this will sound incredibly tedious to many gamers, but for me – and those who instinctively gel with SMB's nuances – it represents the very epitome of hardcore, twitch platforming. And that is why I love Super Meat Boy so very, very much.

    The fact that I can play it on my PS4 and then carry on right from where I left off on my Vita when I'm on the move is the icing on one hell of a sumptuous cake. Thus ensuring that Super Meat Boy on Playstation is the definitive version of the definitive indie platformer.

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  3. Dec 22, 2019
    9
    If everyone were just like you, how wonderful to live. Great to play without unnecessary winding up. And right to the point! Just push play!
  4. Jul 5, 2016
    8
    Challenging but fair and short levels mean not getting pissed off about repeating areas. Platforming feels surprisingly tight and at the sameChallenging but fair and short levels mean not getting pissed off about repeating areas. Platforming feels surprisingly tight and at the same time makes you feel like a greasy meatball. It is one of the era defining platformers so I suggest you try it out. Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2021
    8
    A classic ahead of his time that is still enjoyable and after 10 years keeps working and looking better than other AAA games.
  6. Nov 23, 2020
    7
    Great classic and very difficult platformer. It's fast and does not forgive mistakes. Challenging game with funny characters.
  7. Jul 27, 2017
    0
    This shouldn't be called Super Meat Boy. it should be called Rubbish Meat Boy. Because it's a really bad game. Ugly graphics and bad gameplay.This shouldn't be called Super Meat Boy. it should be called Rubbish Meat Boy. Because it's a really bad game. Ugly graphics and bad gameplay. Like something from years ago. Expand

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