Parents' Guide to

Super Meat Boy

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Gory platformer packed with toilet humor, super hard play.

Game Mac, Windows, Xbox 360 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

The game seems really good

I bought this game for my 10 year old kid, the game, according to him, is amazing. It has bit of blood, but Overall semms realy enjoyable.
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Dr. Fetus bad sign language

If you are on the level selector, you can press a button to go to the dark world ( in my case X button for the xbox). Doing so will show an angry Dr. Fetus putting his middle finger up.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (12):

Super Meat Boy is one of the hardest games most players will ever encounter. There's no limit on lives or retries, and levels instantly restart upon failure, but there's no denying the frustration that will well up in many players as they spend 20 or 30 minutes trying again and again (and again and again) to finish a 20- or 30-second level. That said, there's virtually nothing in the game that could be properly described as unfair. It's all a matter of honing skills, improving reaction times, and learning every nuance and beat of the most challenging levels. It takes time and patience, but the reward comes in the sincere satisfaction of having successfully accomplished something widely regarded in gaming circles as extremely difficult.

Whether players cue into the game's offbeat wit is another matter. A big part of enjoying the Super Meat Boy experience depends on whether you can see the humor (and cleverness, some might say) in its details -- such as the notion that a bleeding hunk of meat would fall in love with someone named Bandage Girl who secretes calamine lotion (which, presumably, helps keep him from becoming infected). It's not for all tastes, but those who savor a challenge and appreciate wacky game concepts likely will find a lot to like about this beloved indie.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox 360
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
  • Release date: October 20, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Language
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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