Inspired by "The Binding of Patrick" i started playing vanilla BoI. After numerous failures I finally beat Mom's heart. I had a strange run with the shovel in which I bypassed Mom, and Mom's heart and died to a miniboss. Finally I had an awesome run with Kain thanks to some Arcades and slot machines and i had a TON of heats, 5 full healths, a one up, a teleporter and about 15 full hearts scattered in Mom's level along with some tears and damage up.
In the next level I fully assembled Meat Boy who was extremely helpful, had a scare against death and went on to beat Mom's heart on my first try (though i've watched Patrick beat her several times so, no fair). However, in Satan's level i got down to it because of some lucky minibosses but i got a lucky find on a secret room with a slot machine in it. Bombing through all the doors, i found the boss room and went for it. I beat his little guardians and then i used explosive diarrhea and the Unicorn to beat him fairly quickly.
Little did I know he had a second form and despite my well placed bombs i got stomped to death thankfully I had my one up (so technically i didn't beat him my first try but I kinda did).
My next try had no diarrhea and no unicorn. I stayed to the side taking pot shots and letting meat boy widdle him down until the next form. Then i started running in circles, avoiding the bomb seekers and placing bombs as i ran. I got down to 1 heart before the dude finally exploded. i am so pumped.
Thanks Patrick for getting me into this game!