Super Meat Boy was released on the Xbox Live Arcade marketplace near the end of October of 2010. They were offering the game at a “discount” price in the beginning of 800 msp ($10 in US currency). Recently that promotional discount expired and the price jumped up to the price of 1200 msp ($15) where I assume it will stay.
I was at my local Game Stop today to reserve a copy of the LE Dead Space 2 and noticed something odd. There on the rack were DLC cards for Super Meat Boy. I didn’t know that they had actually made those for the game and just thought I would check it out. Upon further investigation, I saw that they were marked $10. I asked the manager, a friend of mine, if these prices were still correct. He checked them in the computer and found out that yes indeed they were still only $10. I figured that it was worth a shot for a game that I hadn’t played, passed up the demo, but had heard so much about.
Upon purchase of the card you are then given a download code to enter, either through the Xbox Live redeem or on Xbox.com. I was pretty sure that it wasn’t going to work and that I had just wasted $10, however much to my surprise, the code actually worked. The full version of the game is now waiting in my download queue ready to go the next time I fire up my Xbox 360.
So if you are like me and waited too long to purchase this game, or if you simply want to “stick it to the man” a bit and save $5, then you have options. Next time you are in GameStop check out the DLC cards and see if they are still selling them for Super Meat Boy. If they are, then more than likely it will still be at the discounted price of $10.