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Little Horn

Little Horn is a post-brownie boss of the Hell chapter. He is a giant monster that resembles Meat Boy made of dead Meat Boys that have fallen to Hell. He is one of the easiest bosses of super meat boy as he is a pattern based boss and never changes his attack pattern. All you have to do is survive his attack pattern until he smashes his head three times on the floor, if you survive the whole thing, you will win the battle.

This boss is similar to Wario Land 3's final boss, and perhaps is a reference to the game.

Pattern[]

Little Horn's pattern never changes, so here is his attack pattern.

  • Pound fist on the far left side
  • Slide fist across floor
  • Pound fist on the far right side
  • Slide fist across floor
  • Smash head on ground (first hit)
  • Drop burning Meat Boy corpses from the sky
  • Smash fist on far left side, then on far right side, the middle left side, and the middle right side.
  • Pound fist on the far left side
  • Slide fist across floor
  • Smash head on floor (second hit)
  • Drop burning Meat Boy corpses from the sky
  • Smash fist on far left side, then on far right side, the middle left side, and the middle right side, twice
  • Smash head for the third time (third hit and end of battle)

Tells[]

While it is a lot easier in the long run to memorize the above pattern, he does telegraph his attacks, if only for a short while.

  • The relevant fist will shake quickly before his power smash
  • He will get a sinister grin right before his sliding attack, jump from one corner to the other as soon as he smiles.
  • He will get a "derp face" right before doing his head smash, although anticipating the attack from the above pattern is much more reliable
  • Not a tell per se, but his quick smash attacks are always left to right, outside to inside, with +1 cycle each time
  • If you try counting 3 seconds (getting the right speed depends, you will have to decide how long to count each second) in your head when you see the "sinister grin", it is possible to prepare for, and time perfectly when to run-jump.

Tips[]

  • Hugging the right side of the arena will make the fight a lot easier as the left and center are attacked much more
  • He never changes his attack pattern, use your past deaths to your advantage

Video[]

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Super Meat Boy Gameplay Boss 4 Little Horn

Gameplay by IceMaGiiC












Trivia[]

  • There is a sweet spot to stand on the right side where all head smashes, fist pounds, and burning meat boys miss you requiring you only to jump over sliding fists. 
  • The Burnt Boy corpses never land on the right side of the platform.
  • "Little Horn", a boss in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, is named after this boss.
  • The beginning of "Fasten Your Meatbelts" (Little Horn's Wii U and PS4 theme), when slowed down, sounds somewhat similar to a part of "Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots.
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