Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Super Meat Boy

If you are looking for weird, Super Meat Boy has it. You control a small bundle of meat, out to save your girlfriend Bandage Girl from the evil Dr. Fetus. Along the way, you have to avoid buzz saws, salt and others things that might normally lead meat to a timely end. SMB uses retro and modern game-design elements with a gleeful gloss of gore and absurdity, producing a game that simultaneously looks backward and forward at the same time. At a time when too many games blandly lead you down their paths, SMB is a running-and-jumping platform adventure that's hard, harking back to the glory days of the 1980s, when home consoles were in their infancy — and, arguably, prime.