The Super Meat Boy spinoff is clearly inspired by a classic Sega game

Super Meat Boy gets a spinoff title: Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine. The game combines match-4 puzzle gameplay with the very difficult gameplay Super Meat Boy is known for. The game is actually also a reference to another game, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machinewhich was Sega’s rebrand of Puyo Puyo inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog.

The game is scheduled for release in the 2023 window on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

The trailer teases the premise, and that of the game Among us-esque animation style, and shows Dr. Fetus, the antagonist of Super Meat Boy, by turning on giant switches in a laboratory. It then transitions to the gameplay similar to Puyo Puyo except in the cartoonish look. Super Meat Boy. It is also fraught with dangers. You’ll try to line up red, yellow, purple, and green chunks of meat while avoiding threats like buzzsaws, ghost enemies, and chainsaws.

According to a description of the game on the publisher’s website, it will take place immediately after the events of Super Meat Boy Forever. The game will also feature backgrounds and animations created by the original Super Meat Boy and Super Meat Boy Forever artists over the course of 100 levels.

In Puyo Puyo games, players line up falling blocks to match four or more of the same color to score points and free up space on the board. Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine isn’t just Headup Development’s take on a Puyo Puyo game though – it also refers to another spinoff, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine. The Sega Genesis game from 1993, on the other hand, was Sega’s take on a Puyo Puyo game inspired by Sonic The Hedgehog.

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