Super Meat Boy delivers pure action gameplay, epitomizing the philosophy of easy to learn and difficult to master. It's a high speed platformer that takes a middle route between N+'s bare bones presentation and Splosion Man's numerous cutscenes, slower pace, and elaborate 3D graphics. Super Meat Boy features very precise controls and a well managed difficulty curve which should allow gamers of moderate skill to enjoy the experience while expert gamers go for 100% completion. Veteran gamers will enjoy Super Meat Boy's nostalgic references and frugal gamers will appreciate the free levels that will be added after release. Super Meat Boy doesn't break any new ground in the genre but it is a well refined triumph of platforming excellence.