3. Super Meat Boy (2010)
This surprise indie hit had all the charm of classic platform games such as Ghosts ’n Goblins. Like those platform games of yore, it was also bloody difficult. Split second timing was necessary to avoid obstacles like saw blades, which would turn the meat boy into a bloody pulp.
The dark world levels. As if rescuing the meat boy’s girlfriend (bandage girl) wasn’t hard enough, there was also a “dark” version of each level, with much higher difficulty. That is, if you could complete the normal level fast enough…