So, during the Steam Summer Sale 2011, Super Meat Boy was updated and has a new achievement: "Medium Well". It's description is only, "Spend as little time in hell as possible"

How do I earn this new achievement?

Unless I messed up with my calculator, the A+'s for each level in hell put you at a time total of 631.8 seconds.

Update: Super Meat Boy was later updated in 2011-07-20 and what was originally the "Medium Rare" achievement has now been renamed to "Medium Well".

  • I just A+ all the normal hell levels (not the dark ones) including the boss and didnt get it yet
    – user10846
    Jul 2, 2011 at 18:19
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    Wow, you really hit the Google jackpot. 3k views already! Understandable, though. Damn cryptic objectives.
    – a cat
    Jul 2, 2011 at 19:36
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The SMB team has said on Twitter that it counts a sum of the best play times in Hell.

From the Super Meat Boy Forums:

You must clear Hell, both light and dark world

The sum of your best times in Hell must be less than some threshold

Apparently, the threshold is 500 seconds.

  • I'm under 500 now, but I can't seem to get the achievement - I checked, and the achievement isn't showing up with the rest of them on the steam stats page. Anyway I can force the game to check for updates? Jul 2, 2011 at 22:14
  • Okay, weird. It showed up a couple hours after I got < 500. It showed up as soon as I got to the main menu, so don't know what delayed it. Jul 3, 2011 at 0:56
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    The threshold seems to be exactly 500 (I got it with 499.43), you must restart the game and go back to the main menu to unlock it, and full A+ and the boss are not required (I don't have an A+ on 4-20X)
    – lunixbochs
    Jul 3, 2011 at 22:04

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