The Real End achievement in Super Meat Boy

The Real End

Complete the Dark World.

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How to unlock the The Real End achievement

  • JotaroRaidoJotaroRaido102,969
    24 Oct 2010 24 Oct 2010 21 Dec 2010
    33 0 10
    To get this, you must beat the dark world version of the world 6 boss. There are two requirements to be able to do this:

    -You must have defeated the light world version of the world 6 boss.
    -You must have completed at least 85 dark world stages.

    Dark world stages are unlocked by clearing the light world version of that stage within par time (A+ rank). You can do any 85 stages from worlds 1-7, as order doesn't matter, but I'd recommend starting with every dark stage in worlds 1-4, which will give you 80/85. From there, do any stages you can from the last three worlds. If you're having trouble in world 5, 6-1X and 7-12X are relatively painless. The dark world boss marker in world 6 tells you how many you have done.

    The boss fight in world 6 is mostly the same as it is in the light world. The first part has more saws and a slightly stricter path, but is otherwise identical, and if you've made it this far you shouldn't have too many problems. In the last room, you have to hit the button on the ceiling, then the button on the right to drop Dr. Fetus in the pit.

    The second part is much tougher than the light world version, but again, you just need to make it back to the left end of the stage. There's a LOT more saws and a MUCH stricter path than the light world, but again if you've made it this far, it's doable. The achievement pops as soon as the cutscene after this area starts.

    Good luck!

    Edit: Added video walkthroughs of the last stage, thanks DarkxMaterials!

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    Nick NguyenThanks for that video Dark!....it helped me with "The Escape" part too....that middle area is definately the hardest part as mentioned in the video....it took me like an hr and 15 min to beat this frickin ridiculous level.....Good luck to those who still have to do it......use those videos DarkxMaterials posted as references if you need help in a certain part......
    Posted by Nick Nguyen on 20 Dec 10 at 08:59
    Shadow XBLwow my hands start sweating just watching the videos. Kudos.
    Posted by Shadow XBL on 02 Apr 13 at 02:09
    TearyVenus8606To any still going for this: you're definitely going to want to go for the entirety of 1-3. However if, like me, you're finding world 4 too tough to complete, go for 6X-1, a few world 5 and give all of Cotton alley a go. This might sound stupid, but at least half of the dark world cotton alley was easier to beat than world 4 for me.
    Posted by TearyVenus8606 on 23 Jul 17 at 21:42
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  • ViPeR866ViPeR866157,382
    03 Jul 2011 12 Jun 2011 09 Jul 2011
    15 1 0
    The below videos have shown me how to do many levels I was stuck on in the process of attempting this achievement, as well as a few tricks that made some hard levels a joke. It's worth noting that he uses The Kid (unlocked by beating the Warp Zone in 5-7) in many levels, particularly in World 5. While unlocking The Kid is no joke, it makes beating the 85 levels you need to a much easier task. And while the other solution says to try and stick to worlds 1-4, I have found some levels in the later worlds that aren't too bad. ALL credit goes to DurrpyProductions on Youtube:

    The Kid Warp Zone:

    Level 1: There's really not too much advice I can give other than don't run up until the very last jump.
    Level 2: For the set of spikes that are closer together, I found it a bit more efficient to run, but not weave completely to the left or right, just enough to avoid the spike.

    World 1:

    These levels are pretty straightforward. If you're having trouble on any of these, you should probably get a little better at the game in general before attempting Dark World levels....

    World 2:

    Once again, these are mostly pretty easy. The only levels I see as bothersome are 2-4X and 2-8X.

    World 3:

    Pay attention to his run of 3-11X at 3:23.

    World 4:

    These levels are a lot more difficult than Worlds 1-3.

    World 5:


    World 6:

    6-1X isn't that bad; it's easier than everything in Worlds 4 and 5.

    World 7:

    I find 7-3X, 7-5X, and 7-15X to be not so bad.
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