Airships Oct 26, 2013 @ 8:58pm
Dr. Fetus was really disappointing.
I think he might be the worst boss in the game, and for several reasons.

1: In super meat boy, almost all of the levels let you go at your own pace, fast or slow. In the Dr. Fetus boss, they make sure you go the same pace as everyone else that has ever played the level. You can’t speed run the level, or go slower than normal.

2: It’s staged, every time you die, your next run will be the same as the other. This happens with the boss in hell too, only his battle was allot shorter.

3: The level is probably the longest in the game.

4: There’s only one other level in the game (That I have come by) that makes you pointlessly wait for the level to start. The Dr. Fetus boss makes you wait a good 4 seconds before the saw blade walls start to move. Even after that, there’s several point in the level that make you wait to continue

5: Dr. Fetus himself isn’t a threat, his attacks are predictable (Staged), and his missals are tiny.

6: By far the number one reason this boss is terrible, he makes you rage. Super meat boy has a way to make even the most difficult levels never make you rage, no matter how long you try. Very few of the levels in Super Meat Boy do make you rage, but it’s usually a very slow proses.
Dr. Fetus makes you rage quickly, almost like it was purposeful. Super meat boy is a great game, much different than other difficult platformers, but this level doesn’t belong in super meat boy. It could have been a lot better then this.
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1337Walrus Oct 26, 2013 @ 11:08pm 
Haven't gotten to him yet, but I almost rage quit on Little Horn.

Now I'm about to rage quit on the Rapture.
Airships Oct 27, 2013 @ 12:05pm 
He's a lot harder and more raging then little horn.
Im about to try and beat him again.
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Gardy Oct 27, 2013 @ 3:20pm 
welp theres a way to skip all the saw blades when they begin to move but you have to be very quick to do it,but by doing that makes the level WAY TOO EASY,you only have to wait for him to fall in the end,so for me its the easiest boss,the level that made me rage most in the game was the one to unlock the guy
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Englishhedgehog13 Oct 28, 2013 @ 4:21am 
There are far harder levels, but the main problem I have with the final boss is he isn't even a boss. His fight is just a level with a walking missile.
mntbrrycrnch Oct 28, 2013 @ 9:40am 
the game itself seems incompleted, no wonder that dr.fetus fight is somewhat garbage
Airships Oct 28, 2013 @ 1:02pm 
He’s not the hardest, (I beat him, finally.) It’s just the way he’s designed.
Tgrenade Oct 29, 2013 @ 10:22pm 
you can pass the saws and the longest level is defenitely the skyscraper warp zone
Englishhedgehog13 Oct 30, 2013 @ 5:29am 
Originally posted by Tgrenade:
you can pass the saws and the longest level is defenitely the skyscraper warp zone

Don't even ♥♥♥♥ing remind of that level. The scares that gave me were depressing. And I played the kid stages.
The Frying Dutch Pan Oct 30, 2013 @ 7:35am 
Originally posted by Airships:
I think he might be the worst boss in the game, and for several reasons.

1: In super meat boy, almost all of the levels let you go at your own pace, fast or slow. In the Dr. Fetus boss, they make sure you go the same pace as everyone else that has ever played the level. You can’t speed run the level, or go slower than normal.

2: It’s staged, every time you die, your next run will be the same as the other. This happens with the boss in hell too, only his battle was allot shorter.

3: The level is probably the longest in the game.

4: There’s only one other level in the game (That I have come by) that makes you pointlessly wait for the level to start. The Dr. Fetus boss makes you wait a good 4 seconds before the saw blade walls start to move. Even after that, there’s several point in the level that make you wait to continue

5: Dr. Fetus himself isn’t a threat, his attacks are predictable (Staged), and his missals are tiny.

6: By far the number one reason this boss is terrible, he makes you rage. Super meat boy has a way to make even the most difficult levels never make you rage, no matter how long you try. Very few of the levels in Super Meat Boy do make you rage, but it’s usually a very slow proses.
Dr. Fetus makes you rage quickly, almost like it was purposeful. Super meat boy is a great game, much different than other difficult platformers, but this level doesn’t belong in super meat boy. It could have been a lot better then this.

1. You can go faster than normal if you got the skills.
2. No ♥♥♥♥, it's a platformers with is totally based on learn and repeat.
3. Long, but not hard at all. If you get into the later levels at dark worlds (5-6-7) and the warp zones of chapter 5, don't complain.
4. There are indeed more of these levels, and don't forget the cutscenes time after time just to collect a bandage.
5. Dr.Fetus itself is just a part to make the level a bit harder, he is not supposed to be the main threat.
6. You obviously haven't played rapture or cotton alley.
needo2 Oct 31, 2013 @ 4:25pm 
I hate having to wait the most
1337Walrus Nov 4, 2013 @ 3:39pm 
beat the game, Dr. Fetus gave me a lot of trouble :P I had to let him get ahead of me and watch how he passed a few sawblades near the end. But I DID IT!
E3kHatena Nov 5, 2013 @ 1:31pm 
The biggest problem for me is that the first 5 worlds are compact and fast-paced, with amazing Bosses and short levels usually under 30 seconds. World 6, while it has probably the greatest piece of music I've heard, is really open and spaced out, and can get grating after you die far along in the level 40 times. The fifth level takes nearly a minute on average, and the boss is just a sixth level with a projectile constantly following you. The Dark World final boss is more of the same, and seeing how amazing Lil' Slugger, Little Horn and Larry were, it's a bit dissapointing that the final boss is just another level with no gimmick but a missile launcher.

However, I don't think it's bad enough to warrant not buying the game. The 300 other amazing levels are more than enough to make up for 10 grating levels, and the community-made levels are absolute brilliance for the most part.
Airships Nov 9, 2013 @ 11:13am 
Originally posted by The Frying Dutch Pan TFHTF:
1. You can go faster than normal if you got the skills.
2. No ♥♥♥♥, it's a platformers with is totally based on learn and repeat.
3. Long, but not hard at all. If you get into the later levels at dark worlds (5-6-7) and the warp zones of chapter 5, don't complain.
4. There are indeed more of these levels, and don't forget the cutscenes time after time just to collect a bandage.
5. Dr.Fetus itself is just a part to make the level a bit harder, he is not supposed to be the main threat.
6. You obviously haven't played rapture or cotton alley.


1. I’m pretty sure there is a way to pass the saw blade walls in front of you, how to do so, no idea.
2. The exact same thing, the exact same speed (Unless you pass the saw blade wall). Over and over and over...
3. Not hard at all? at the time your first facing this boss, he’s hard as ♥♥♥♥, maybe he’s not hard for an expert, but at the time, he’s hard as ♥♥♥♥.
4. I know, but there usually short anyway so it doesn’t matter. And the cut scene time after you get a bandage? I’m not sure that’s in the game, all you get is a sound.
5. I think he SHOULD be the main threat; the boss isn’t called "Hard level" it’s called "Dr. Fetus"
6. I think I would have to have played rapture to get to this boss.


Some_Chords Nov 25, 2013 @ 4:57pm 
Originally posted by Gardevoir Loves You:
welp theres a way to skip all the saw blades when they begin to move but you have to be very quick to do it,but by doing that makes the level WAY TOO EASY,you only have to wait for him to fall in the end,so for me its the easiest boss,the level that made me rage most in the game was the one to unlock the guy

HOW? Right now i'm trying to beat him and I have gotten to the end a few times and it has become easy. But when I am in the final chamber where he would fall, Dr. Fetus has been slow and the saw blase behind catches up and kills me. How can I escape the blades and complete the lever? Where can you escape the saws?
Wander Nov 25, 2013 @ 9:10pm 
I will admit he was a very disapointing boss. I couldn't beat him when I first played because of some weird bug that took my framerate up to some really high number which caused the level to be completely unbeatable (saw blades moved too fast).
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