Super Meat Boy: How To Unlock Every Bonus Character | Secrets Guide

Now on Nintendo Switch, here’s how to unlock all those extra, super-secret characters in Super Meat Boy.

Super Meat Boy is finally coming out on the Nintendo Switch, and to celebrate this (sort of) momentous occasion for fans that like taking their Meat Boy out and about, we’ve put together a list of all the indie and extra unlockable characters you can earn in-game. There are tons of these guys, and they all have different playstyles that change up how you move around the levels.

They’re also, mostly, indie character crossovers, back when all the big indie game mascots stuck together. You’ll find Tim from Braid, Alien Hominid, Headcrab, Commander Video, Splelunky, and even Steve from Minecraft. That’s just a few of the bonus characters, and some of them can be unlocked with codes — which is nice if you’re lazy like us and don’t want to actually do anything tough to get extra characters. Check out the full list below for the complete rundown.


How To Unlock Every Bonus Character

 

  • Alien Hominid
    • How to Unlock: Collect 30 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: Low regular jump, but can shoot his gun for extra-long jumps.
  • Captain Viridian
    • How to Unlock: Collect 90 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: Can flip gravity, but can’t control the height of his jumps.
  • Commander Video
    • How to Unlock: Use the Warp Zone located in The Forest (Light World) 1-12: Revolve.
    • Unique Traits: Slow runner, but can hover when jumping.
  • Flywrench
    • How to Unlock: Use the Warp Zone located in Hell 4-18: Boris.
    • Unique Traits: Instead of wall-jumping, Flywrench moves vertically up walls. Also has a triple jump.
  • Gish
    • How to Unlock: Collect 10 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: High vertical jump and the ability to stick to walls / ceilings, but poor control and low horizontal jump. Exclusive to XBLA, PS4, Wii U & Switch versions.
  • Goo Ball
    • How to Unlock: In Character Select, type the code “ballgoo” to unlock.
    • Unique Traits: Just like Gish, but only available on PC.
  • Headcrab
    • How to Unlock: Collect 10 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: High vertical jump, and can stick to walls / ceilings, but poor movement control. Voted 2nd worst character. Exclusive to the Steam PC version.
  • Jill
    • How to Unlock: Use the Warp Zone located in level 2-8.
    • Unique Traits: Slow movement and can float while mid-air.
  • Josef
    • How to Unlock: Collect 30 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: Able to stick to walls, double jump / float while mid-air.
  • Meat Ninja
    • How to Unlock: Get 100% completion.
    • Unique Traits: Always runs — run button is instead used to teleport Meat Ninja but only right before death.
  • Naija
    • How to Unlock: Collect 50 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: Poor regular jump, can float mid-air and dash upward when released.
  • Ogmo
    • How to Unlock: Use the Warp Zone located in The Salt Factory 3-16 – Mono.
    • Unique Traits: Very low jump, but gains a double jump.
  • Pink Knight
    • How to Unlock: Collect 90 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: Can flutter jump — his jumps are low, but his double jump causes him to float and gain vertical / horizontal distance.
  • Potato Boy
    • How to Unlock: Only available with glitches, on April Fool’s Day, or with PC pirated copies.
    • Unique Traits: Nothing special. Potato Boy doesn’t leave a trail of meaty blood.
  • RunMan
    • How to Unlock: Collect 70 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: Extremely fast movement speed and the Star Dive ability. PC exclusive.
  • Spelunky
    • How to Unlock: Collect 70 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: Low jump, but gains a long-distance double-jump with a TNT explosion.
  • Steve
    • How to Unlock: Collect 100 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: Can remove and place virtually any block on the map. He can’t run. PC exclusive.
  • The Kid
    • How to Unlock: Use the Warp Zone located on level 5-7 – The Fallen.
    • Unique Traits: The best double-jump in the game.
  • The Ninja
    • How to Unlock: Collect 100 bandages.
    • Unique Traits: The fastest sprinter in the game, with poor vertical gain on wall-jumps.
  • Tim
    • How to Unlock: Collect 50 bandages, or input the code “Outtatime” on PC.
    • Unique Traits: Can rewind time up to 3 seconds in the past. Can’t run.
  • Tofu Boy
    • How to Unlock: Input “petaphile” in the Character Select screen and select a character.
    • Unique Traits: Just like Potato Boy, he’s a joke character with slow, very low jumps.