World 1 – The Forest

by wfgodbold

Super Meat Boy, the heartwarming (?) tale of a skinless cuboid on a mission to save his kidnapped girlfriend, brings platforming back!

Once again, I’ve only played the demo (I’ve been in search of a good, short game, and demos are free!), but if you grew up playing Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, or any of the other many platforming games that were on every system for most of the 80s and early 90s, you’re sure to be familiar with the controls and gameplay.

That said, I did think that the jumping was a bit too floatly, and the analog stick made for an imprecise input method. On the other hand, I was never the best at platformers, so a goodly bit of the blame is probably mine, as well.

My ineptness didn’t change the quality of the music; it’s got a distinct retro feel, hearkening back to the halcyon days of 8- and 16-bit music, but updated for the modern era’s discerning…

Oh, who am I kidding. You’re a sack of meat, chasing down Dr. Fetus to save your girlfriend, who is made out of bandages. No haute commentary on society, this.


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