1-2 Upward
1-2 LW




The Forest



Warp Zone


A+ Time



1-1 Hello World


1-3 The Gap

Upward is the second level of the first chapter of Super Meat Boy. It serves to introduce wall-jumping to the player.


Wall-jump up the walls to the right to reach Bandage Girl.

View a video walkthrough here.

Alternatively, when you start the level, wall-jump off the short wall to the left, then wall-jump up the left side of the middle platform to reach Bandage Girl.

Dark WorldEdit

1-2 DW

1-2X OnwardEdit

Onward is Upward's dark world counterpart. It is the same, but with sawblades on the walls and ground to make the wall-jumping harder. It also has a dark blue sky with very fast moving clouds.

Bandage: No

A+ time: 4.50

Dark World StrategyEdit

There are two basic strategies that can be used for this level, either jumping off of the higher land to the left of the beginning and wall jumping up to Bandage Girl, or wall jumping up the right side wall, while avoiding the saws.

View a video walkthrough here.


The name of the level and it's dark world counterpart are part of the phrase "Upward and Onward." This is somewhat ironic, as the phrase is generally used to refer to moving on from a bad experience, though this is only the second level in the game.

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