All the available playable characters (along with Dr. Fetus but excluding Meat Ninja) in Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy has unlockable characters that can be obtained, provided the player either beats a character specific warp zone or collects enough Bandages.

The XBLA/PS4/Vita/Wii U and Steam versions have different characters, but some have similar abilities (Gish and Headcrab are very similar, and Bandage Girl and Brownie plays the same as Meat Boy).

Some characters require a code to be typed on the character select screen. Once the code is typed, just select the character who is currently selected. The code must be typed every time you want to play as that character.

Each character represents a different indie title (with the exception of Headcrab, Brownie, Potato Boy, and Meat Ninja). Below are all the unlockable characters and which games they originated from.

Super Meat Boy[edit | edit source]

Main Characters[edit | edit source]

Character Origin Unlock Method
Meat Boy Meat Boy Unlocked from the start
Bandage Girl Meat Boy Only playable during Chapter 7
8-Bit Meat Boy Super Meat Boy Collect 40 Bandages
4-Bit Meat Boy Super Meat Boy Collect 60 Bandages
4-Color Meat Boy Super Meat Boy Collect 80 Bandages
Meat Ninja Super Meat Boy Consoles: Complete the game at 102%

PC: Complete the game at 106%

Warp Zones[edit | edit source]

Character Origin Unlock Method
Commander Video Bit.Trip Complete the 1-12 Warp Zone
Jill Mighty Jill Off Complete the 2-8 Warp Zone
Ogmo Jumper Complete the 3-16 Warp Zone
Flywrench Flywrench Complete the 4-18 Warp Zone
The Kid I Wanna Be The Guy Complete the 5-7 Warp Zone

Console Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Character Origin Unlock Method
Gish Gish Collect 10 Bandages
Alien Hominid Alien Hominid Collect 30 Bandages
Tim Braid Consoles: Collect 50 Bandages

PC: Type "outtatime" on the character select screen

Spelunky Spelunky Collect 70 Bandages
Pink Knight Castle Crashers Collect 90 Bandages
The Ninja N Collect all 100 Bandages

PC Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Character Origin Unlock Method
Headcrab Half-Life Collect 10 Bandages
Josef Machinarium Collect 30 Bandages
Alien Hominid Alien Hominid Collect 30 Bandages
Naija Aquaria Collect 50 Bandages
RunMan RunMan Collect 70 Bandages
Captain Viridian VVVVVV Collect 90 Bandages
Steve Minecraft Collect all 100 Bandages

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Character Origin Unlock Method
Brownie Super Meat Boy Enter a code on the character select screen after completing his boss level in The Salt Factory.

Xbox Controller: RB, RB, RB, B, B, B, X

PS4 Controller: R12, R2, R2, Circle, Circle, Circle, Square, X

Wii U: ZR, ZR, ZR, B, B, B, Y

Tofu Boy Super Tofu Boy Type "petaphile" on the character select screen
Goo Ball World of Goo Type "ballgoo" on the character select screen
Potato Boy Super Meat Boy April Fools' Day 2011, Super Meat World and Bandage Duplication Glitch
Dr. Fetus Meat Boy Devmode and Bandage Duplication Glitch

Super Meat Boy Forever[edit | edit source]

Main Characters[edit | edit source]

Character Origin Unlock Method
Meat Boy Meat Boy Unlocked From Start
Bandage Girl Meat Boy Unlocked From Start
Prototype Boy Super Meat Boy: The Game Collect 3 Pacifiers

Unlocks[edit | edit source]

Character Origin Unlock Method
Meat Ninja Super Meat Boy


Beat Dr. Fetus
Bandage Ripper Super Meat Boy Forever Beat Dr. Fetus
Dr. Fetus Meat Boy Attain 31 pacifiers and defeat Dr. Fetus
Squirrel Super Meat Boy Attain 35 pacifiers and S rank the light world
Manic Super Meat Boy Forever Attain 40 pacifiers and defeat Manic with Squirrel
Brownie Super Meat Boy Attain 50 pacifiers and select any stage in The Other Side with Meat Ninja. Random chance to start a race against Brownie. You must win.
Classic Boy Meat Boy Beat Chipper Grove’s warp zone with Meat Boy and 8 or more seconds on the clock
Classic Girl Meat Boy Beat Chipper Grove’s warp zone with Bandage Girl and 8 or more seconds on the clock
Tofu Boy Super Tofu Boy After collecting 60 pacifiers, entering a level after obtaining a pacifier will replace the player with Tofu Boy. The level must be completed with Tofu Boy to unlock him as a character.
Mega Bandage Super Meat Boy Forever Attain 12 pacifiers and complete The Lab’s warp zone
F-Meat Super Meat Boy Forever Attain 15 pacifiers and complete The Other Side’s warp zone backwards with 55.5 seconds or less
Lil Meat Super Meat Boy Forever Attain 9 pacifiers and defeat C.H.A.D in Tetanusville's warp zone by successfully countering his phase 3 charge
Meatsona Super Meat Boy Forever Attain 6 pacifiers and win all 3 rounds in The Clinic's warp zone
Classic Dr. Fetus Meat Boy Beat Chipper Grove’s warp zone with Dr. Fetus and 8 or more seconds on the clock
Relationship Goals Super Meat Boy Forever Attain 90 pacifiers and S rank the Dark World
Meat Joe Super Meat boy: Eternal Has a low chance to be playable randomly when you play a level. Otherwise Cannot be unlocked.

Replace your chosen character and will be the same size of your character and have the same sound.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Specific to Super Meat Boy[edit | edit source]

  • Alien Hominid was originally only available in the XBLA version, but after the release of Super Meat Boy: Ultra Edition, he was added to the Steam version.
  • The reason you can play as Dr. Fetus in devmode is possibly because his movement patterns in his boss battle are actually a recorded run of the level by a developer as Dr. Fetus.
  • Out of all the characters that are playable in all versions of the game, Brownie is the only character that doesn't need to get a specific amount of bandages, or complete a warp zone to unlock him.

Specific to Super Meat Boy Forever[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike the original Super Meat Boy, Dr. Fetus can now be unlocked normally without cheating/hacking the game.
  • Brownie no longer is playable by entering a code and now has normal unlock requirements.
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