- Tip: Navigate with your left and right arrow keys1«»Up 12Down 0Super Meat Boy is an amazing game. The superb level design. The brutal difficulty. The hilarious cut-scenes. The cameos and bonuses... It's a pure joy to play.
Meat Boy himself though - he's horrifying.
He's a short (I think) humanoid, who I assume may have actually been a human boy. He has no skin, and bleeds EVERYWHERE HE GOES. To make matters even the slightest bit worse on an appearance scale he lost one of his teeth when the title screen hit him in the face, and one of his eyes is probably gone too. Just imagine a twelve year old boy running around your house without skin, grinning maniacally everywhere, and you have pictured what Meat Boy would look like on our plane of reality.
Hell if you watch the attached fan video, even though it keeps his cartoonish appearance, he's still fairly disgusting.
But it's that "skinless kid" version that's nightmarish. I'm not the only one to envision this, Magic the Gathering artist Dave Rapoza created this image for the game's PC cover:
Yeah, the whole cast of characters in the game is pretty awful actually.
Then there's the horror of his existence. Unlike most platformers, where the deaths of your guy aren't dwelled upon or really taken account of, in SMB, you actually get to go to hell, and discover the many dead versions of yourself in the pit of the dark lord Beezlebub. They even form into a giant dead body boss in order to stop you!
This means that maybe Meat Boy has powers similar to Mr. Immortal of the Great Lakes Avengers. That his entire life is a series of awful, painful deaths which he'll never be able to escape from.
Wow. That's just . . . yipes.l< << PREV 1 of 10 NEXT >>
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