GameFocus writes: "At the end of the day, Super Meat boy does a fabulous job at what it’s intended to do: pay homage to the classic NES platformers. The level design is brutally brilliant and do a great job of throwing new obstacles at the player. The story is standard rescue fare and even though the cutscenes are a joy, they won’t change the fact that the centerpiece is the classic gameplay. Folks who don’t like retro platforming or don’t have the patience to replay a level 20 or 30 times until finding the correct timing to complete it should look elsewhere. But for everyone else, Super Meat Boy is a great throwback to the way it used to be before 3D graphics, sniper rifles and open-world sandboxes staged their coup."