My Quest To Become One of The Best SMB Players In The World

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

 As many of you know Super Meat Boy is tough as nails and requires a ton of skill to beat. Well a couple of weeks ago I finally finished all 306 levels with A+ times and got all 101 bandages. At that point my world ranking was only around 80th in the world but after improving some of my times I shot up to around 50th in the world. And after the update I should move up even higher after all the 0.00 times are taken out (many of the top leaderboard spots are obviously glitched with lots of 0.00 times). Recently I have been really focusing on improving my times in world 2 and I managed to get the fastest time in the world on 2-16X (currently not registered at #1 because of all the 0.00 times but I should be after the update) and I'm in the top 20 in the world on many other levels in world 2. After I get my world 2 times where I want them I'll move to world 3 and onwards. I'll be trying to get in the top 20 in the world overall after the update then I'll see how far up I can get on the leaderboards after that. Wish me luck!
 
gamertag: New Zer0 Kanada

#1 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

 As many of you know Super Meat Boy is tough as nails and requires a ton of skill to beat. Well a couple of weeks ago I finally finished all 306 levels with A+ times and got all 101 bandages. At that point my world ranking was only around 80th in the world but after improving some of my times I shot up to around 50th in the world. And after the update I should move up even higher after all the 0.00 times are taken out (many of the top leaderboard spots are obviously glitched with lots of 0.00 times). Recently I have been really focusing on improving my times in world 2 and I managed to get the fastest time in the world on 2-16X (currently not registered at #1 because of all the 0.00 times but I should be after the update) and I'm in the top 20 in the world on many other levels in world 2. After I get my world 2 times where I want them I'll move to world 3 and onwards. I'll be trying to get in the top 20 in the world overall after the update then I'll see how far up I can get on the leaderboards after that. Wish me luck!
 
gamertag: New Zer0 Kanada

#2 Posted by InfamousBIG (3201 posts) -

...well, good luck with that.

#3 Posted by Cameron (600 posts) -

That's really impressive. That game is crazy hard.

#4 Posted by jasondaplock (262 posts) -

Awesome work, dude. Keep us posted.

#5 Posted by EVO (3908 posts) -

aka My Quest to Not Pull Out All of My Hair, right?

#6 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

What controller are you using? I've been doing better by leaps and bounds since I've gone to my arcade stick.

#7 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@MrKlorox said:
" What controller are you using? I've been doing better by leaps and bounds since I've gone to my arcade stick. "
I just use the standard Xbox 360 controller
 
@jasondaplock said:
" Awesome work, dude. Keep us posted. "

Thanks man. And I will.
 
@EVO said:
" aka My Quest to Not Pull Out All of My Hair, right? "

Haha nah. The only time I got really frustrated was on the level "Bleach" in the Dark Cotton World. That level was hard as fuck.
#8 Posted by EVO (3908 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" @EVO said:
" aka My Quest to Not Pull Out All of My Hair, right? "
Haha nah. The only time I got really frustrated was on the level "Bleach" in the Dark Cotton World. That level was hard as fuck. "
Is that the one with the saw blades shooting right to left, then you gotta jump up and do it the other way? Fuck that level.
#9 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@EVO said:
" @Unknown_Pleasures said:
" @EVO said:
" aka My Quest to Not Pull Out All of My Hair, right? "
Haha nah. The only time I got really frustrated was on the level "Bleach" in the Dark Cotton World. That level was hard as fuck. "
Is that the one with the saw blades shooting right to left, then you gotta jump up and do it the other way? Fuck that level. "
No not that one. That level just takes good timing and getting in a good rhythm. The level I'm talking about is later on where the "bleach" is rising pretty fast and you have to keep moving up past many saw blades....it requires you to be quick and have finesse at the same time....it is the dark world version of "Pepto"
#10 Posted by csl316 (8674 posts) -

congrats, so far

#11 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

You realize its coming out for PC also, so your gonna have to beat all those guys too. 
#12 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" You realize its coming out for PC also, so your gonna have to beat all those guys too.  "
I'm just talking about the 360 leaderboards, but I'll probably take a look at the PC leaderboards to see how people are doing...I just can't imagine playing this game with a keyboard though
#13 Posted by supermike6 (3564 posts) -

The 0.00 glitches are weird. I actually have a couple of those, because the replay feature broke, and it teleports your Meat Boy over to the end in like 0.1 seconds. I (being a lying scumbag) wouldn't go back and change it though.

#14 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures: 
 
 
Then good luck with it :) 
 
and it has gamepad support and the original meat boy was on PC ;)
#15 Posted by 8 (20 posts) -

I approve of your gamertag

#16 Posted by august (3845 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" @Bloodgraiv3 said:
" You realize its coming out for PC also, so your gonna have to beat all those guys too.  "
I'm just talking about the 360 leaderboards, but I'll probably take a look at the PC leaderboards to see how people are doing...I just can't imagine playing this game with a keyboard though "
SMB, like most modern games, will have 360 gamepad support out of the box.
#17 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@august said:

" @Unknown_Pleasures said:

" @Bloodgraiv3 said:
" You realize its coming out for PC also, so your gonna have to beat all those guys too.  "
I'm just talking about the 360 leaderboards, but I'll probably take a look at the PC leaderboards to see how people are doing...I just can't imagine playing this game with a keyboard though "
SMB, like most modern games, will have 360 gamepad support out of the box. "
 Yeah a gamepad will most likely be required to beat most of the harder levels.....I might pick up the PC version as well just to check out the different characters.
#18 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures said:

" @august said:

" @Unknown_Pleasures said:

" @Bloodgraiv3 said:
" You realize its coming out for PC also, so your gonna have to beat all those guys too.  "
I'm just talking about the 360 leaderboards, but I'll probably take a look at the PC leaderboards to see how people are doing...I just can't imagine playing this game with a keyboard though "
SMB, like most modern games, will have 360 gamepad support out of the box. "
 Yeah a gamepad will most likely be required to beat most of the harder levels.....I might pick up the PC version as well just to check out the different characters. "
No way, a keyboard would treat this game just fine since there is no analog movement in the game. That's why a fightstick works so great. In fact the original Meat Boy was meant to be played with a keyboard.
#19 Posted by RagingLion (1365 posts) -

Wow.  Craziness.  Impressive though.

#20 Edited by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -

Just don't have a break with reality, that much virtual death does things to people. You should also try playing it on a dance mat.
 
But seriously, good luck!

#21 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@MrKlorox: Yeah good point. I think I'm just more comfortable with a gamepad....I played the original Meat Boy and it just didn't feel right to me.
#22 Posted by mnzy (2914 posts) -

I'll add you to compare times. I hope they are not too good and suck me back :>

#23 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@mnzy said:

"I'll add you to compare times. I hope they are not too good and suck me back :> "


honestly some of my times on the later levels are not very good right now because I haven't touched them since I got the A+ time....I'm currently taking a break but when I come back to it I will be working on worlds 3 through 5 where my times aren't nearly as fast as I want them. But most of my times on worlds 1 and 2 are where I want them to be. Especially 2-16X because I'm the fastest in the world. :P
#24 Posted by AlmostSwedish (552 posts) -

Good luck dude. You can do it!

#25 Posted by apeman (189 posts) -
@EVO said:
" aka My Quest to Not Pull Out All of My Hair, right? "
This won't end well.
 
Best case scenario?  The OP is crowned best SMB player in the universe, at which point OP wishes for a year or two of the best years of his life back.
#26 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@AlmostSwedish said:
" Good luck dude. You can do it! "
Thanks man....can't wait for the update to go live this sunday
#27 Posted by buft (3317 posts) -

I cant wait until they fix those leaderboards, not because i'll be near the top but because cheaters shouldnt prosper from the vile art they practice.

#28 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" @MrKlorox: Yeah good point. I think I'm just more comfortable with a gamepad....I played the original Meat Boy and it just didn't feel right to me. "
Don't worry. It wasn't the controls then that made you feel uneasy with the keyboard, but that the Meat Boy flash game was not as well made.  It wasn't optimized very well in the sense that you could actually feel the game chugging when you play the game.  I beat all the levels in the original of course, but noticed that the controls felt off.  Can't wait to finally mess with Super Meat Boy on PC personally.
#29 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

Good luck man, would be awesome if the best smb player in the world was a part of our giantbomb family. 

#30 Posted by Bruce (5264 posts) -

YOU CAN DO IT SON!

#31 Posted by Ktargo (100 posts) -

 Right on, I'm currently on a similar mission. I finished the game somewhere in the top 100 a little while ago and recently realized more and more people were pushing me backwards so I have been going through the levels trying to improve that. My goal is much lower than yours, due to the high number of 0.00 times, I have only been replaying levels which I wasn't in at least the top 1,000 times. Seems high, but some levels have like 700+ 0 second times >< I will probably go back to some of my worse ones after the update when it feels like I'm not doing all of that work to still be in 500th place in a level.
 
I finished World 3 Dark World today and even managed to snag the number 1 time on 3-16X (by 0.01 seconds no less) as well as a few in the top 10-20 or so. Last time I checked was about 6 hours ago so it may have changed but I was at position 44 on the global leaderboard for overall times. Unfortunately, I do have a couple unintentional 0.00 times as well, so the update will add a few seconds on to my time, but hopefully it also affects some of the people above me so I don't get knocked too far down.  
  
I wish you luck, and hope to see you on the boards for a goal to strive to! For reference, my gamertag is Prototype072.

#32 Posted by ch3burashka (5073 posts) -

Good night, and good luck. Wish you the best. 
 
That's a balls-tough game. Will get it for PC, most likely.

#33 Posted by zameer (606 posts) -

Very sick, hope you get to the top

#34 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1263 posts) -

That's straight up dawg up time! But seriously good job and good luck.

#35 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
@buft said:
" I cant wait until they fix those leaderboards, not because i'll be near the top but because cheaters shouldnt prosper from the vile art they practice. "
Yeah I know what you mean....the update should be up this sunday
 
@Prototype072: Nice man good job I'll add you for some friendly competition
#36 Posted by Tesla (1923 posts) -

Good stuff man.  And here I was feeling like I accomplished something for getting the Tin Boy achievement.

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