Super Meat Boy is a very intense and challenging arcade game. It was first released for the Xbox 360, then for the PC, and later on, for Mac and Linux. It can be bought and downloaded via Steam. In this game, the player controls Meat Boy, a red cube whose mission is to rescue his girlfriend, Bandage Girl from Dr. Fetus. There are hundreds of playable levels and they are all very fast-paced. You will be jumping from platform to platform while avoiding death traps. The key to the gameplay is to make quick decisions about where to jump and where to land to prevent the different types of traps that can claim your life.
During the first few levels, all you have to do is jump over cliffs and avoid grinders to get to Bandage Girl. When you do, the level is over and you can play the next one. After each level, you will see a replay of how you did. You can save it to your computer to play it later as well. The first levels serve as a tutorial for the game. In these, you learn how to jump, how to fast-jump (while holding the shift key), and how to jump on walls. These skills are all very important in more difficulty levels.
In short, Super Meat Boy is one of the best plaformer games I have played in the last few years. The story is appealing, the gameplay is excellent, and there is a lot to do. There are achievements that give the game some replay value. The graphics are nice and the controls are really easy. Ideally, you want to play this game with a controller and not the keyboard, although the keyboard controls are fine.