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Super Meat Boy

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Original Thread: SUUUUUUUUUUUPER MEAT BOOOOOY! (PC Video Let's Play)

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Introduction



PUSH THE BUTTONS!

Welcome to this Let’s Play of Super Meat Boy! It was released in 2010 by Team Meat, an independent studio which consist of Edmund McMillen (Art, design) and Tommy Refenes (programming) and the game was released on Xbox Live Arcade, PC and more recently on Mac and even Linux. In this throwback to older platformer games, you control Meat Boy, which is either a piece of meat or a boy with no bones; pick whatever tickles your fancy. You have to rescue Bandage Girl, Meat Boy’s girlfriend, by guiding him through short, yet very mean obstacle courses littered with nasty traps like sawblades, rocket launchers, biohazard materials littered everywhere… and even maggot piles. It’s a pretty weird and nasty game.

However, Dr. Fetus, your arch-nemesis, will not make your daring rescue any easy.



That’s right; the main villain of this game is a fetus wearing a robot suit, suited up with a tuxedo, a top hat and a monocle. Forget about gigantic fire-breathing turtles, they only star in really bad movies. Have you ever seen a bad movie involving a misanthropic still-born baby who flips people off and bring havoc everywhere? I dare you to find one.

Going back to the game, there’s a variety of reasons why this game is great. The controls are really fluent and responsive, the gameplay is very simple and highly accessible (you only push 4 buttons in this whole game, for crying out loud!), yet the game manages to make high demands of your skill due to its high difficulty. The level design is constantly interesting and of high quality, there’s a lot to see and do with more than 300 levels to play. The speed and pacing of the game is very fast, which makes it more involving and frantic. It’ll piss you off as you’ll die a lot playing this game, but never does that happen because of random traps appearing out of nowhere; this is tough but fair challenge we’re talking about. You’ll always be trying to beat that one level that seems impossible in order to see what’s lying ahead. Let’s not forget the game’s smooth difficulty curve; even though the game gets rock hard at some point, the game will ease you into it progressively by giving you very simple levels that’ll allow you to learn the basics at your own pace. There’s no brickwall or sudden spikes in the difficulty. Add an awesome soundtrack and a lot of different playable characters and you should be set.

It’s about time this game gets the Let’s Play treatment (well, on Something Awful at least). I will be playing the full game, get all A+ times, unlock all warp zones and collect all bandages. Each chapter will be divided into 3 parts in order to keep things orderly and easier to follow.

Part 1: I’ll be playing the levels from the Light World and fight the chapter’s boss.
Part 2: I’ll be playing the levels from the Dark World (which are the harder versions of the levels I just played)
Part 3: I’ll visit the chapter’s warp zones, collect the bandages and showcase the characters which have been unlocked.



Light World
Dark World
Warp Zones, Bandages



Light World
Dark World
Warp Zones, Bandages



Light World
Dark World
Warp Zones, Bandages



Light World
Dark World
Warp Zones, Bandages



Light World
Dark World
Warp Zones, Bandages



Light World
Dark World
Loose Ends



Light World
Dark World



Super Meat World - User made levels


Cramps (by NovaSilisko)
Paradise Lost (by NovaSilisko)
Butcher Boy (by Team Meat)
Sewers of Goo! (by Team Meat)
Hellostone National Park (by RyokoTK)
Remnants (by Code92)
Starlight (by RyokoTK)
Super Potato Boy (by Team Meat) + Recommended chapters and you
The Passenger (by RockLeeSmile)
Expert Remix (by Team Meat)
Unholy Mountain (by Two Hacks)
The Incident (By Psychedelic Eyeball)
C:/MeatBoy/ (by _L_) - WARNING: DON'T WATCH THIS VIDEO IF YOU HAVE EPILEPSY
The Kid's Xmas (by Team Meat)
Vexing Vortex (by RyokoTK)
Remnants Dark World (by Code92)
Jumper Returns (by RyokoTK)
Super Meat Land 2 (by _L_)
The Lime Key (by RockLeeSmile)
Zero Hour (by TunnelingEffect)
Minneapolis (by RyokoTK)
Fractal Worlds (by RockLeeSmile) and Bloody Forest (by ?)
Loose Ends (Part 1)
Loose Ends (Part 2)
Max Jumper (by RyokoTK)

Extra videos


Let's Play Super Meat World! (aka the worst user levels ever)
Keyboard Madness (aka 4-8x and 5-17x with the keyboard)

Wugga's Iron Man runs


You thought that Super Meat Boy was a hard game to beat? Well, how about beating every single chapter of the game without dying once?

An Iron Man run consist of beating all 20 levels of a chapter, in any order, without dying once (except in the first level, you can die as many times as you want on it but you'll lose if you die on any of the subsequent levels).

Watch as Wugga makes this already difficult game even harder as he plows through the entire game without dying.


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(Baldurdash | Youtube | Download)


(Baldurdash | Youtube | Download)


(Baldurdash | Youtube | Download)


(Baldurdash | Youtube | Download)


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(Baldurdash | Youtube | Download)

Fan videos


Meat Boy wins the Brownie Race! Oh wait, where did the salt go? - (Unpronounceable)
Who needs Runman on 5-16? Meat Boy can do this shortcut! - (Unpronounceable)
Short Random Naija Compilation 891027589qhwtianlsdgdg - (Wugga)
Meat Boy shortcuts through 5-14! - (Unpronounceable)
An alternate way to get the bandage in 5-17x - (Unpronounceable)
Meat Boy cheats death in the final boss fight by standing on a button - (Unpronounceable)
Meat Boy carries Bandage Girl outside the level... and wins! - (Kifisonfire)
Serifina learns that the game isn't as easy as I make it look like. - (Serifina)
Wugga speeds through 6-5x really, really fast. - (Wugga)
Kifisonfire goes above the sawblades on 7-11... and regrets it. - (Kifisonfire)
Wugga shortcuts through many of Super Meat Land 2's levels. - (Wugga)
Wugga gives Level 15 of Max Jumper the middle finger and breaks it apart with a shortcut. - (Wugga)
Wugga speedruns his way through all of The End's Light World. - (Wugga)

Fan art


Minty shows the only way to play this game.



Zeikier sees how a RyokoTK chapter should end.



Resources


Super Meat Boy Special Edition Soundtrack
Super Meat Boy Post Mortem
Team Meat comments on a Super Meat Boy playthrough

LOOKING FOR EVEN MORE SUPER MEAT BOY?

Smite has started a thread about doing races through Super Meat Boy. The race is entering its final stages; as of this writing, the race is now tackling the Rapture levels, but there's still a huge backlog of videos and there's also bonus videos where other games are being raced, which also are interesting.
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