A.V. Club: "For those who complain that independent games are too arty and twee, Super Meat Boy answers with a big helping of red meat. In this unabashedly traditional save-the-princess tale, the hero is a cube of blood and animal tissue who splatters gore on every surface he touches. He’s also downright adorable. Meat Boy’s determination to save his fleshy lover, Bandage Girl, from an angry fetus in a robot suit is easy to admire. But the hero really endears himself to players by bounding across hundreds of 2-D obstacle courses with abandon, and reacting to button presses with a crisp, precise, yet carefree kineticism. The A button has meant “jump” for a long time, but seldom so emphatically as this."