Review: Super Meat Boy Forever (Switch)

Extremely clever, crazy and absolutely wonderful platform game.

There are plenty of platform games, though Good platform games are all the more rare. There are a lot of platform slips that are just annoying, repetitive and downright boring. And then there are games like Ori and the Blind Forest – and today’s consideration Super Meat Boy Forever!

Super Meat Boy Forever - Team Meat - press image - copyright 2020 - Meat Boy on hook.
Press photo: Team Meat

Meat Boy and his girlfriend Bandage Girl enjoying a nice picnic. Suddenly a really evil one appears and kidnaps their children. So without blinking, the parents enter a, to say the least, life-threatening world in search of their beloved children!

Super Meat Boy Forever - Team Meat - press image - copyright 2020 - Bandage Girl jumps.
Press photo: Team Meat

Super Meat Boy Forever (which is a direct sequel to the classic Super Meat boy which was released on the Xbox 360 quite exactly a decade ago) is absolutely insane – everything from the bloody, but at the same time cute graphics to the tricky game mechanics. Your avatar is in constant forward motion, so you can not stand still and think about how to solve the task, but just throw yourself straight into the (against) knives. You die constantly, but you respawn in a few seconds for another try. The tracks are getting bloodier and bloodier. At first I just felt stress and irritation that I did not have time to analyze the course, that I was stuck in a constant loop of blood and respawnings. But then something happened…

Super Meat Boy Forever - Team Meat - press image - copyright 2020 - Meat Boy avoids lasers.
Press photo: Team Meat

… When I started to find out how the courses are built. Once you get the cuts on the whole thing, it suddenly becomes sick fun. You really feel that you have achieved something when you manage a course. Super Meat Boy Forever truly challenges you, but rewards you all the more when you complete a puzzle. And extra fun is that once you have passed the game, you can get completely new, randomly generated courses – something that is guaranteed almost infinite value to play about the adventure.

Super Meat Boy Forever - Team Meat - press image - copyright 2020 - Meat Boy in meat grinder.
Press photo: Team Meat

Super Meat Boy Forever looks great on your Nintendo Switch in both docked and portable mode. The only negative is that the built-in Joy-Con controls – as usual – are not quite as tight as I would like them to be. So it is really recommended to use a dedicated hand control when you play Super Meat Boy Forever. Of course, the game is not unplayable with the built-in controls, but it makes it much easier to have a real hand control.

Super Meat Boy Forever - Team Meat - press image - copyright 2020 - Meat Boy before he jumps.
Press photo: Team Meat

In summary, that is Super Meat Boy Forever a fantastic platform game and a clear one must for the genre fan and for all of you who like a challenge. But a small warning is issued that it is a small uphill before the game rewards you with the feeling of “I did that really well!