Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy (pronounced SUPERRRRRR MEAT BOYEEEE) is a game that was featured in that movie, Indie Movie: The Game or whatever. It is a hardcore platformer. Seriously, it is really dedicated to platforming. All you do is run and jump. But that’s what makes this game fun. It’s just you, the gamer, and your skills, against the game. Nothing else. You can really hone your “craft” as it were.

Super Meat Boy is a hamburger or something and his goal is to make it through the meat factory unscathed, so he can be reunited with his girlfriend that is made out of buns…or something along those lines. The story isn’t as important, but it’s there. You will die in this game, a lot. If you think you died in Dark Souls a lot you are wrong. Especially just starting out, you can die like fifty times on one level and then at the end, assuming you don’t lose your mind in frustration, you get to watch all your deaths. It is strangely satisfying. There is a strong sense of accomplishment when you finish a tough level. Unfortunately this is accompanied by a strong sense of depression when you realize how that’s all you’ve ever accomplished with your life. So I guess it balances out.

You do have to memorize patterns in order to progress unless you can slow down time or something, and depending on how you feel about that this might not be the game for you. But it’s really, really fun and you can really get into that zone that only comes from playing something really fast paced requiring all the right actions. It is currently 80% off and $2.99. This is totally worth it, considering it won’t even by you a western bacon cheeseburger these days. Verdict: Buy it.

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