So I've been thinking, I haven't been this obsessed with a game since the Tony Hawk games (1,2,3,4,THUG,THUG 2) and I'm starting to notice some similarities.
Both have pick-up and play controls, easy enough to learn gameplay but hard to master. The level layouts are what makes the game fun, you can create your own levels, fun hidden characters to unlock with different abilities and trying to get all the bandages is like trying to find all the gaps in THPS.
Just wondering if anyone else feels the same way about these 2 games or another set of games?
I actually felt the exact same way about this game and Tony Hawk. The reason I think they feel similar is the acrobatic combo effect from rushing through the levels on SMB mimics the tricks you would do in THPS at breakneck speed. Hitting a saw blade or missing a jump breaks the combo and you eat it, just like skateboarding.
To further the point, part of the reason this game was so appealing to me is that it makes you feel like a badass, doing stuff you could never accomplish in real life, kinda like a pro skateboarder.
Mario and Mega Man are tedious in comparison to Meat Boy's ADHD playstyle.