Super Meat Boy Slides Onto Nintendo Switch

Check out what's included in the challenging platform's Switch edition.

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It's not too often that a perfect platforming title comes along. Many come close, but many others fall just shy of the ideal balance between character control and overall level design. When the correct balance is struck, players are often left with something that can be enjoyed time and time again. Such is the case with Super Meat Boy, the challenging retro-platformer, and now it's featured among the growing Nintendo Switch library.

As revealed by developer Team Meat over on Twitter, Super Meat Boy has launched for Nintendo's hybrid console. To celebrate, the team have launched an all-new throwback-inspired teaser trailer decked with three minutes of fanciful 90s-throwback style and plenty of self-referential humor. Check it out below.

This new edition of Super Meat Boy looks to be the current updated version of the game, i.e. the same one that landed on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita back in 2015. If that's true, then this version doesn't feature the original game soundtrack, unlike prior versions of the game for PC. It does however feature a fine soundtrack put together by some of the top indie composers in the industry, including tracks by Binding of Isaac composer Ridiculon as well a track by Laura Shigihara of Plants vs Zombies fame. It also includes a new two-player mode, the likes of which can be seen above.

Also, this new Switch edition shouldn't be confused with Super Meat Boy Forever, as that game is still under development. The two games will represent fairly similar experiences, but Forever will launch with newly-adapted controls and randomly-generated levels.

What this Switch version is, or what it should be considered to be, is a fantastic little platforming title at a fair price. As far as we can tell, it won't offer much new content to players who have made their respective runs through previous versions. To those new to the game, or even to those who can't get enough, the Switch edition of Super Meat Boy might be one of those crucial games that can fill the gaps between bigger releases.

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    January 11, 2018 4:00 PM

    Kevin Tucker posted a new article, Super Meat Boy Slides Onto Nintendo Switch

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      January 11, 2018 4:21 PM

      I’m not sure I can buy it again.. have done so on PC, 360 and PS4 and 100% it each time.

      Goddamn it. I’m going to end up buying this again aren’t I.

      Must. Be. Strong.

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      January 12, 2018 7:19 AM

      I doubt it'll have the real music

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        January 12, 2018 7:32 AM

        It doesn't, I checked some gameplay videos for that specific reason.

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        January 12, 2018 7:33 AM

        Why does it have the original music ?

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          January 12, 2018 7:33 AM

          Doesn’t*

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            January 12, 2018 7:53 AM

            originally composer couldnt reach a licensing agreement with them

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              January 12, 2018 8:02 AM

              Is the new music good

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                January 12, 2018 8:20 AM

                It is good, and if you didn't play Super Meat Boy on 360 or PC with the original music it probably makes no difference. It's just that I put a ton of time into playing the 360 version and the music became part of the experience. Playing it with different music just feels wrong to me now.

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      January 12, 2018 7:26 AM

      Oh my. Definitely buying this the next time I travel. Too bad there's no chance of Nintendo characters in there.

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      January 12, 2018 7:30 AM

      This will be the death of much hardware.

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      January 12, 2018 7:50 AM

      time to triple dip

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      January 12, 2018 8:40 AM

      I've never really played this game, hmmm

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      January 12, 2018 9:10 AM

      I bought Furi instead, since I already own Super Meat Boy on PC and have beaten it there. Furi is fucking hard. WAY harder than I expected.

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        January 12, 2018 9:15 AM

        I'm interested in that game but honestly not even sure how it plays.

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        January 12, 2018 9:15 AM

        Does it make you, Furious?

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        January 12, 2018 9:26 AM

        Its a very challenging game, yeah. It is nothing but bosses though so that’s taken into account with play time. You get better bit by bit and then eventually it clicks and you can do it.

        Game isn’t for everyone but I loved it

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      January 12, 2018 9:26 AM

      never again.....