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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: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32
  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. Mar 16, 2017
    9
    Super Meat Boy is easily my best platformer.

    I always wanted to play this game then it went free on ps4 but me being a trophy hunter I
    Super Meat Boy is easily my best platformer.

    I always wanted to play this game then it went free on ps4 but me being a trophy hunter I passed it off. Boi was i wrong to do so, the first time I started I was hooked and ended up beating it the next day but I wanted more. So I decided to 106% it along with getting the platinum trophy. So lets actually start the review.

    The story is nothing special you ( Meat Boy ) are trying to save your girlfriend ( Bandage Girl ) from the evil Dr Fetus and thats it but its funny because the cutscenes that are between chapters have some really messed up humour.

    The gameplay is absolutely incredible. The way Meat Boy controls is solid and the level layout is what makes this game fun. At first its simple but they slowly put in new objects, you are not told how to go about avoiding these so its all up to you and the level design. For example in salt factory missiles are added, at first these are a huge pain as you blindly jump about hoping they don't hit you but you suddenly realize theres a wall or that you can juggle them to hit a wall while you make your way to bandage girl making you feel like you accomplished something. Theres also different characters to be unlocked by collecting bandages or beating warp zones ( Which are awesome little throwbacks to the gameboy or consoles ) these characters have different abilitys like double jump or stick to walls.

    The difficulty curve is nice and if you beat the previous world you can beat the next. Not once did I think this isn't fair or why did I die as it was always my fault. Theres a dark world which is light world levels but revamped to be harder to give you even more of difficult time if you felt like the light world was to easy or try tackling the Iron Man Trophies/Achievements.

    All in all this game is great fun and if you are a fan of platformers then you need to play this now.
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  4. Jan 28, 2016
    8
    Game play is very smooth,attractive daunting environment and nice indie game But ... this game is so hard broke my finger for trophy beatGame play is very smooth,attractive daunting environment and nice indie game But ... this game is so hard broke my finger for trophy beat chapter dark and light :))) Expand
  5. Jan 13, 2018
    8
    Super Meat Boy
    Super Frustrating
    Super Meatboy is an insta death platformer wit hpuzzle elements where you play as meat boy trying to get
    Super Meat Boy
    Super Frustrating
    Super Meatboy is an insta death platformer wit hpuzzle elements where you play as meat boy trying to get through this games 7 different chapters and save bandage girl from the evil dr fetus
    This game can be beaten in about 6 hours despite each level beign designed to be beaten in less than 20 seconds..
    The hook of this game is its frustratingly addictive difficulty
    The mechanics of Super Meat Boy is simple, which makes it so easy to pick up and in turn so easy to forgive as youre dying over and over..
    You jump, run jump, or wall jump…
    Nothing else…
    Its up to you to use these mechanics to maneuver through the games many obstacle courses of blades, lava, and salt.. and you only have one life to do this…
    The difficulty of levels is really up and down..
    And this is thanks to the game constantly adding new obstacles and enemies to deal with as the game goes on…
    When a new mechanic is introduced it will slow down a bit..
    This in turn creates a great pacing.. the levels aren’t constantly smacking you over the head with difficulty..
    Youll at times get a nice breather…
    But when levels are hard theyre hard…
    and despite them making you want to pull your hair out, its just as hard to put down the controller and walk away.. at least for a little while…
    For me the Charm of super meat boy started to wear off by chapter 3..
    I was over the hook of dying and retrying, but that’s mostly because of the kind of gamer I am…
    Im not into punishment for more than a little while..
    But if you are one of those sick freaks that likes getting to the point of wanting to break your controller, Super Meat Boy is a great platformer full of collectables to unlock new characters, hidden levels, charm, great characters, and surprisingly engaging boss battles that only feel cheap the first 100 times you die…
    I give Super Meat Boy
    an 8/10
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  6. Oct 6, 2015
    3
    Excellent game with the exception of the new god awful sound track.
    If you were a fan of the OST skip this game as it's sounds disgusting.
    Excellent game with the exception of the new god awful sound track.
    If you were a fan of the OST skip this game as it's sounds disgusting.

    I highly recommend getting the PC or Xbox 360 version, they are superior.
    Looks like the greatness fairly forgot about this game.
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  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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