Monday, April 11, 2016
CAPSULE REVIEW: Super Meat Boy
Super Meat Boy
You can get Super Meat Boy at http://www.supermeatboy.com/
Super Meat Boy is a precision platformer with incredibly tight controls and jump physics. It feels really good to play - especially since the devs focused on stripping away frustration while still presenting a high level of challenge. There's no limited lives (outside of a few bonus levels), respawn is instant, and the levels are small enough that the goal is always visible. At least, that's how it starts. The levels get longer and longer and have multiple different kinds of challenges, but you still always respawn at the start of the level - meaning that the punishment and therefore frustration increase as you go. If the devs had stuck to their design goals, the game would be just about perfect. As it is, it's merely very good.