Super Meat Boy is in the same vein (no pun intended) as such classic games as the Mario Bros. series, delivering plenty of challenging, side-scrolling, platform-jumping action.
There are, however, a few key differences: Rather than a plumber, your character is a skinless wad of meat. And instead of rescuing a princess, your goal is to save the bandage that is your girlfriend. Weird? Maybe just a little.
Super Meat Boy's levels are short, but each one requires precise timing and agility.
The game is very fast-paced, with daring jumps and wall slides that will have you cursing your slow fingers time and time again. You'll die often, but since when did that ever deter a true gamer?