Super Meat Boy has just been updated with new achievements, and though they are listed on the steam achievements page, they have no accompanying text on how to unlock them.\

The original secret achievements, the so-called cryptic, glitched achievements have already been identified elsewhere on this site.

Some, such as the "Rare, Medium, Medium Well, and Well Done" achievements seem similar to the "Medium Rare" achievement (added for the steam summer camp event).

Others, such as the "Well look at you!", "Seneca Falls", and the "Suffragette" achievement also have no unlock text, and they do not appear to be similar to existing achievements, either.

What do I have to do to earn these achievements?

  • I just unlocked the achievement: "Rare - Spend as little time as possible in The Forest". The total time of light + dark world levels just after getting the achievement was about 266.14 seconds.
    – user11944
    Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 20:32
  • @Infernoid: How did you find out this total time? Please read my latest update in my answer to discover why different people might report different times. (by the way, I belive your comment should have been added to my answer, and not to this question) Commented Sep 2, 2011 at 1:00

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The update notes say:

  • Added 4 more achievements along the same lines as the "Medium Rare" achievement added last week
  • Renamed "Medium Rare" achievement to "Medium Well"

Since they are along the same lines as the previous achievement, they mean the player should complete both the light world and the dark world of a chapter, and the sum of the best times for that chapter should be lower than some threshold. Here are the descriptions of each one:

  • Rare - Spend as little time as possible in The Forest (around 320 seconds)
  • Medium Rare - Spend as little time as possible in The Hospital (around 430 or 460 or 490 seconds)
  • Medium - Spend as little time as possible in The Salt Factory (around 570 seconds)
  • Medium Well - Spend as little time as possible in Hell (around 500 or 550 seconds)
  • Well Done - Spend as little time as possible in The Rapture (around 740 seconds or more)

About the old secret achievements:

  • Suffragette - Complete the light world of the Cotton Alley
  • Seneca Falls - Complete the dark world of the Cotton Alley
  • Well look at you! - Input the petaphile code to play with Tofu Boy


Note about the times for the achievements: Many people use Super Meat Boy Stats (old repo at Google Code, new repo at GitHub) program to find out how much time they have spent on each chapter. However, the reported total time is not exactly accurate because "it counts 15 secs per completed warp zone", and people posting their total times didn't mention if the warp zone time has been subtracted or not. For this reason, the times I posted above might be quite inaccurate.

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    The time for The Forest is 265 seconds, not counting the 15-seconds-per-warp-zone. Including the warp-zones, it's 325. Commented Dec 24, 2011 at 0:56
  • Medium Rare, for me, was definitely more than 430 (not counting the 15-seconds-per-warp-zone), but less than 460. Probably about 440. Commented Jan 8, 2012 at 22:51
  • I've just unlocked Medium Rare at 510.136 seconds (included 60 seconds for the warp zones) according to SMBStats.
    – Wieland
    Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 0:30

I'm a little late to the party, but I've been working on these achievements. I use a mac most of the time, and I was having a hard time getting Super Meat Boy Stats to work under osx, so I wrote a little python script to get my total times for each area. I thought someone else might also find this useful:

http://pastebin.com/DmsHfPhU (and also copied below)

Use: python %script% %savegame.dat%


Here is my best guesses for each time, based on my own experience:

  • Rare: 265
  • Medium Rare: 445
  • Medium: 515
  • Medium Well: 500
  • Well Done: 690-695 (I went from 697 to 688 when I got this)

I also updated the script to not include warp times, since people've said they've gotten these without even unlocking all the warps.

from sys import argv
import struct

totalDeathsOffset = 8
chapterInfoStart = 28
chapterInfoOffset = 12
levelOffset = 12
levelStart = 0x88
TheGuyWarpZoneStart = 0xF10
ZoneNames = ['Forest      ', 
     'Hospital    ', 
     'Salt Factor ', 
     'Hell        ', 
     'Rapture     ', 
     'The End     ', 
     'Cotton Alley']

def maxLevelCount(zone):
    if zone != 5:
        return 20
        return 5

def maxWarpCount(zone):
    if zone < 5:
        return 12
        return 0

def toInt32(lst,offset):
    s = lst[offset:offset+4]
    return struct.unpack("<L",s)[0]

def getLevelInfo(save, zone, level, kind):
    offset = 0
    if kind == 2 and zone == 4 and level >= 3 and level <= 5:
        offset = TheGuyWarpZoneStart + (level - 3)*levelOffset
        chapterOffset = 0
        for i in range(zone):
            chapterOffset += (maxLevelCount(i)*2+maxWarpCount(i))*levelOffset
        levelOffset2 = (level + maxLevelCount(zone) * kind)*levelOffset
        offset = levelStart + chapterOffset + levelOffset2
    time = struct.unpack("<f", save[offset:offset+4])[0]
    return time

def getLevels(save, zone, kind):
    levels = []
    if kind < 2:
        for i in range(maxLevelCount(zone)):
            levels.append(getLevelInfo(save, zone, i, kind))
        for i in range(maxWarpCount(zone)):
            levels.append(getLevelInfo(save, zone, i, kind))
    return levels

def readChapter(save, n):
    offset = chapterInfoStart + (n * chapterInfoOffset)

    data = struct.unpack("bbbbb", save[offset:offset+5])

    lightLevels = getLevels(save, n, 0)
    darkLevels = getLevels(save, n, 1)
    warpLevels = getLevels(save, n, 2)

    #print n, data
    #print lightLevels
    #print darkLevels
    #print warpLevels
    print "Total Time (", ZoneNames[n] ,"): ", sum(lightLevels)+ sum(darkLevels) #+sum(warpLevels)

def readstats(spath):
    blist = []
    with open(spath, "rb") as f:
        blist = f.read()

    totalDeaths = toInt32(blist, totalDeathsOffset)

    print "Total Deaths:", totalDeaths

    chapters = []
    for i in range(7):
        chapters.append(readChapter(blist, i))

def main():
    if len(argv) > 1:

if __name__ == "__main__":
  • Those times are definitely wrong - as I mentioned above, the Medium-rare achievement is between 460-430. Are you sure you're not accidentally counting the warp-zones, or the -1 level (neither of which count towards the achievement)? Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 18:50
  • The program I wrote does count the warp times, I thought you needed to account for those at least being completed. The save file only gives 1 million seconds for uncomplete and 5 seconds for complete. Same with glitch, but I don't count that one. If you take out the warps, my time for Medium Rare would be 441, and 445 would probably be the threshold.
    – gmh33
    Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 22:04
  • 1
    I have the medium-rare achievement, and I haven't even found two of the warp-zones in world 2. Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 22:16

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