Super Meat Boy is a platform video game initially released on October 20, 2010. It is the follow up to the game, Meat Boy. The main objective of the game is for the player to guide Meat Boy (or other playable character) in rescuing his girlfriend, Bandage Girl, from Dr. Fetus. Players can choose from several playable characters, which can be unlocked by completing certain tasks such as reaching Warp Zones (hidden stages), collecting bandages or using cheat codes. The characters have two abilities – a jump function and an ability button. Each character has its own unique ability different from Meat Boy. Some of these abilities include rewinding time, inversing personal gravity, double-jumping or sprinting.
The player will have to go through five main worlds with 40 regular levels each. Each world has a Light World (first 20 levels) and Dark World (remaining 20 levels). The Dark World is more difficult and can only be accessed if the first 20 levels are completed while earning an A+ grade. The A+ grade is given when the player completes a level within a particular amount of time. There’s also a boss level for each Light World version, which can be unlocked by completing 17 levels from the Light World. The player can only progress to the next world by defeating the boss for each world. Players can play in any levels within a chapter.
Certain bandages, boss levels and warp zones can only be accessed using a specific character.