Super Meat Boy was one of the first distinguished independent developer games that drew attention to what this developer could offer despite its modest capabilities. The platform game, released in 2010, provided dozens and hundreds of stages carefully designed to provide extreme difficulty that requires extreme precision but accustoms the player to the euphoria of winning and conquering On the hurdles, very satisfactorily, now, after 10 years, Team Meat is back to releasing the supplement in Super Meat Boy Forever, which is released after a wait of about 6 years since its unveiling, so what was the experience like?
The story goes back to the Meat Boy and Bandage Girl who are happily living their lives with their daughter Nugget, to whom Dr. The evil Fetus kidnapped her, and here this adventure begins, the story is not a basic element like the previous version, on the visual level, the game adopts a beautiful cartoon character instead of the pixel graphics presented by the first part. The cartoon is very beautiful and the development team provides a short animated presentation at the beginning of each chapter of the five story chapters, and all these shows are a hint of a title from classic titles such as Chrono Trigger, for example, in terms of melodies, the game offers various melodies in a fun character and others with an enthusiastic nature, but we found them melodies Medium, not very casual, it just works.
Super Meat Boy Forever still offers high difficulty and great dependence on accuracy, but it does introduce fundamental changes. When you start your experience, stages will be automatically generated. According to the development team, there are more than 7 thousand different stages provided by the game, which gives more value to re-experimenting. Each attempt to finish the game progresses. More than 60 stages to play and when you start a new experience, either through the option of New Game + or opening a new save file, you will get more than 60 new and different stages in their elements, except for the boss confrontations that remain as they are.
The second fundamental change is that the game does not allow you to control the movement of the character, as it runs automatically, but provides you with the ability to jump, lie down and the ability to hit, an act that plays the role of rushing in the air as well, which is something that has been taken into account when designing the stages, each chapter One of the chapters of the story in addition to an additional sixth chapter introduces a different character from its predecessor, and the beautiful thing about the experience is that each chapter presents several new ideas during its stages, which keeps the experience continuously renewed.
The nature of the experience that relies on automatic generation is clear in designing the stages in which you generally progress horizontally most of the time, and despite the demand for precision control, you will miss the sense of the accuracy of the design provided by the first part in its stages, which although it did not present the same number of new ideas on He went through the stages as he did this version, yet she presented those ideas elaborately and exploited them in the largest possible way.
The level of difficulty has a kind of variation as a result of relying on spontaneous generation, and it remains within the scope of difficult experiences, except that sometimes you may find stages that have been generated in a way that becomes crippling or sometimes in a way that makes the method of progress unclear, which forces you to repeat over and over to find out the room exit or the correct way. To bypass it.
The experiment took 8 hours to complete and the time will vary a lot depending on your skill and the stages that will be automatically generated. Super Meat Boy Forever is an excellent experience and offers the elements you might be looking for in a challenging platform experience but it is simply radically “different” from the first version and may not be the experience that Fans of the original version adored her.
This game has been reviewed with a Nintendo Switch version provided by the publisher.