Square Meal is an action-multiplayer game released in July 2007. The player controls a troll trapped in a maze-styled dungeon whose goal is to eat (swallow) all present enemies after knocking them out with blocks. The game was planned a sequel, but due to other work at Nitrome the sequel was put on hold and never worked on again. It is not known if the sequel may even be released.
Square Meal plays like several other "elimination" type games made by Nitrome, where the player is left with the task of killing all enemies on the stage. This is how it is done in Square Meal, all enemies have to be killed. Since the player is an armless Troll, they are unable to hold weapons. Instead, with the giant mouth, they have to pick up blocks in the mouth and toss them at enemies. If it hits an enemy, it will knock them unconscious for a brief time. During this time, the player can go and eat them, killing them in the process as well as gaining points. Different types of enemies and blocks are encountered throughout the game.
In each level of Square Meal, the player's character, a Green Troll, has to clear the level of all enemies. To kill an enemy, the Troll has to eat a block, then spit it out at an enemy. The block - if it reaches the enemy - will knock the enemy unconscious for a short period of time. While the enemy is unconscious, the troll can go up and eat it, eliminating the enemy.
Four Troll Skeletons, two Mud Fountains, and Shells are placed in pairs, each pair in a section with the entrance blocked by two Bomb Blocks. These Bomb Blocks have to be precisely shot so they either explode and take out the enemy or stun them.
This is the last level in the game, and it is hard, there are only Bomb Blocks so the player has to remember not to keep the block in the mouth for long.
This collapsible box contains a video walkthrough for this level in Square Meal. If you would like to view it, click the[show]tag.
It is possible to walk through a wall by standing next to it, pressing the direction away from it, and quickly(before the step is complete)pressing the direction toward the it. The wall may then be walked out of onto any empty adjacent space. This can be done twice in a row, which can trap the player.
Sometimes when the Bomb Block explodes and the Troll is caught in the blast , the Troll may sometimes become invisible instead of being killed. When the Troll is invisible, he can do all the usual things he would be able to do while visible, but if it touches a monster, it will die.