Nope, I haven't gotten to put a lot of time in. But that's awesome-sounding!
I can't wait for this to hit XBLA.
Wondered if this game had it's own thread. Anyone have any tips for the worm level? I must have tried it about 30 times last night, with anywhere from 1 to 5 hearts, and it seems the more hearts I had the more likely I was to go slipping onto a floor full of spikes. But dangit I want Meatboy! Also screw shortcut guy, when trying to open up the shortcut to the Temple the last thing he requires from you is the key from the mines?!? That's between 9 and 12 levels ago, man!
2013 Games Beat: 13
Last night I got to the jungle area for the first time. I gave the guy before it a bomb, promptly died, and didn't have a shortcut open.
You gotta give him a bomb, a rope, and I think money.
Yeah you gotta beat each world three times and give the shortcut man what he wants.
Shortcut to Jungle: 1 bomb, 1 rope, 10,000 gold in that order. To Ice Caverns: 2-3 bombs, 2-3 ropes (I think), shotgun. To Temple: 3 bombs, 3 ropes, the key from the Mines (rather difficult imo). Once you get one shortcut open it takes some of the sting off trying to get the next one, except of course for that final item.
James if you're still having trouble I'd say make sure you're taking your time through the levels and ALWAYS look down before you jump, it will save you a TON of headache and it activates quickly and takes like no time. Also always try to carry something you can drop in front of the arrow traps. Rocks are great because they don't break, and if you throw them into a pot and there was an enemy in it that enemy is dead (unless it's a scorpion or something). Dog/girl/guy is also a good meat shield and can usually take 2 or 3 direct hits from arrows or enemies before getting killed, at which point they are still a great shield.
When you do get to the Jungle, pray for a "The Dead are Restless" level because of all the goodies you'll get. When you see the headstone with "ASH" written on it, bomb it to get a shotgun, every time. With that in hand, hunt down a vampire that will always appear in the level and kill him to get a cape, EXTREMELY useful item. If you see the headstone with a crown, bomb it once to get to the skeleton below, grab the crown for 5000 gold, then bomb the skeleton to open the entrance to the Castle/Tower whatever. One of the secret characters is ALWAYS in the top left corner which you can reach with 1 rope and 1 bomb.
Also in the Jungle (and Ice Caves too) if you see the pink puckered prolapsed rectum sticking out of the wall, toss your dog/girl/guy into it so they stick and then jump on as well (stay near the middle). Wait a few seconds until the screen shakes and a worm eats you up, you're now in the worm level! Haven't finished it yet but Meatboy is at the bottom, I've been told.
2013 Games Beat: 13