Super Meat Boy

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Developers
Publishers
First released 20 October 2010

Super Meat Boy is a 2010 platformer designed by Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes under the collective name of "Team Meat". It was self-published as the successor to Meat Boy, a 2008 flash game designed by McMillen and Jonathan McEntee.

In the game, the player controls Meat Boy, a red, cube-shaped character, as he attempts to rescue his girlfriend, Bandage Girl, from the game's antagonist Dr. Fetus.

The gameplay is characterized by fine control and split-second timing, as the player runs and jumps through over 300 hazardous levels while avoiding obstacles. The game also supports the creation of player-created levels.

Super Meat Boy was first released on the Xbox 360 through Xbox Live Arcade in October 2010, and was later ported to Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, and the Nintendo Switch.

Development of the game began in early 2009. McMillen worked on level design and artwork, while Refenes coded it. The game's soundtrack was written by Danny Baranowsky, who had also worked on the original Meat Boy.

Super Meat Boy won several awards, and has been cited as one of the greatest video games of all time. Critics lauded the game's controls, art, soundtrack, and challenging gameplay. The game was also a commercial success, selling over a million copies by January 2012.

A sequel, Super Meat Boy Forever, was released on December 23, 2020.

Metacritic

Critic score User score
Windows 87 80
PlayStation 4 85 60
PlayStation Vita 85 70
Xbox 360 90 80
Switch 84 80
Wii U 83 70

IGDB

84 613 users 85 8 critics

Releases

Windows
Standard Edition
Global
20 Oct 2010
Mac
Standard Edition
Global
17 Nov 2011
Linux
Standard Edition
Global
6 Nov 2013
PlayStation 4
Standard Edition
Global
6 Oct 2015
PlayStation Vita
Standard Edition
Global
6 Oct 2015
Xbox 360
Standard Edition
Global
20 Oct 2010
Switch
Standard Edition
Global
11 Jan 2018
Wii U
Standard Edition
Global
12 May 2016
Android
Standard Edition
Global
1 Apr 2016

Editions

Super Meat Boy cover art
Standard

Reviews from other sites

Platform Reviews
Windows 5
Mac 0
Linux 0
PlayStation 4 3
PlayStation Vita 4
Xbox 360 36
Switch 10
Wii U 0
Android 0

Store prices

Price data from isthereanydeal.com
Store Edition DRM Price
GameBillet Standard Steam $11.84 $14.99
Steam Standard Steam $14.99
GamesPlanet US Standard Steam $14.99
PlayStation Store Standard Playstation $14.99
Epic Game Store Standard Epic $14.99
Humble Widgets Standard Steam None $14.99
Humble Store Standard Steam None $14.99
GamesPlanet UK Standard Steam $15.34
GamesPlanet FR Standard Steam $16.86
GamesPlanet DE Standard Steam $16.86
Price data from isthereanydeal.com
Store Edition DRM Price
GameBillet Standard Steam €11.05 €13.99
Humble Widgets Standard Steam None €12.37
GamesPlanet UK Standard Steam €12.69
Steam Standard Steam €13.99
Humble Store Standard Steam None €13.99
GamesPlanet DE Standard Steam €13.99
GamesPlanet FR Standard Steam €13.99
Epic Game Store Standard Epic €14.99
PlayStation Store Standard Playstation €15.99
Price data from isthereanydeal.com
Store Edition DRM Price
GameBillet Standard Steam £9.47 £11.99
Epic Game Store Standard Epic £10.99
Steam Standard Steam £10.99
Humble Store Standard Steam None £10.99
GamesPlanet UK Standard Steam £10.99
Humble Widgets Standard Steam None £11.21
GamesPlanet DE Standard Steam £12.10
GamesPlanet FR Standard Steam £12.10
PlayStation Store Standard Playstation £12.99
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