Meat Boy

By: Derek Yu

On: October 7th, 2008

Meat Boy

Edmund McMillen and Jonathan McEntee have finally answered that age-old question: “What would it be like to be one of those slimy meat patties that came with ”“>Lunchables boxed lunches?” A masochistic platformer in the vein of YMM‘s Jumper and FLaiL series of games, Meat Boy has you slippin’ and slidin’ through 56+ stages to rescue your beloved Band-Aid Girl from the evil Fetus-in-a-Jar. Absolutely brutal difficulty, with a nice feel to the main character, who is squishy and slippery.

In a world where Veganism is trendy and Garbage Pail Kids are not cool any more, it’s nice to see guys like Edmund bringing back some good old-fashioned, meaty gross-out humor, and adding a touch of class to it. A solid game that is rounded out with a sweet score by Daniel Baranowsky, who also did the music for Gravity Hook. If the level editor were only a bit more user friendly, it’d be tops.

The standalone version of the game is available here (13 MB) .

  • a vegan

    hey vegans can like gross out humor too

  • Dock

    Pretty good fun, although I found the tileset to be a bit repetitive after a while. Nice game idea though, and I like the focus of the game.

  • deadeye

    Garbage Pail Kids will *always* be cool.

  • BeamSplashX

    Posted in La-Mulana?

  • Zmann

    I stopped when levels started taking 30 seconds to reload, which btw was a few levels into hell.

  • mots


    yeah, the levels in hell do take longer to reload, it gives me enough time to realise that meat boy is a waste of time.

    fix that!

  • rndll

    The levels aren’t that difficult once you get used to the awkward controls.

    When you finish with everything collected, you get a humpin’ bonus.

  • Edmund

    Be careful what yuo have open when you play, the load time gets bigger the more thats going on in other windows, especially if theres a youtube video on the site its posted on.

    btw, download the stand alone… plays better.

  • !CE-9

    “_Tip_: eating two portions of red meat increases a persons’ chances to get bowel cancer by 35 percent.”

    this is fucking sex on legs.=)

    (started to play in the browser unlike Ether, but I’ve experienced no problems)

  • kinten

    Good fun!
    Love the controls.