Review: Super Meat Boy (Nintendo Switch)

Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who’s trying to save his girlfriend, who happens to be made of bandages.

Pros:

  • Awesome cartoon graphics.
  • 203MB Download size.
  • Opening tutorial with an optional how to play section in the menu.
  • Statistics show off total deaths and progress in both light and dark worlds and overall.
  • Simple control layout.
  • 12 characters to unlock.
  • Collectibles- Plasters or bandages that are used to unlock the characters.
  • World map level select.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Can save replays- Has a replay manager.
  • Dark world is a harder version of the light world.
  • Instant respawns upon death.
  • Difficult platforming race against time.
  • Race mode for 2 players offline play.
  • Race mode has two game options- Normal- choose a dark/ light chapter and off you go. The second option is random which is a case of picking random levels from a certain chapter or all unlocked levels.
  • Responsive controls.
  • Levels show the best time.
  • Full online leaderboards.
  • Helps players learn how to swear with force.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Addictive.
  • Perfect for a handheld.
  • In the race, you can collect plasters to skip or warp levels.
  • Likeable characters.
  • Tight level design.
  • Speedrunners playground.
  • Multiple ways to finish a level.
  • Surprisingly easy to get into but hard to put down.

Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Only one layout for the controller.
  • Difficult.
  • Tricky to use a Joycon unless you have hands the size of an Action man hands.

 

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8/10

Summary

A solid port of the ever-excellent super Meatboy. Portable Meat boy is the true way to play it. Race mode adds a lot to gaming families but it is still a throwaway experience. Basically, this game has been around for years and for good reason, It still sets the benchmark for platformers and nailing speedrunning. In short, Still life in this old dog yet!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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