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
|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%
|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 hell.|
|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|
|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|
|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: R1, R1, R1, 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
|Meat Boy||Meat Boy||Unlocked From Start|
|Bandage Girl||Meat Boy||Unlocked From Start|
|Prototype Boy||Super Meat Boy: The Game||Collect 3 Pacifiers|
|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.
Specific to Super Meat Boy
- 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
- 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.