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Hot Air 2: All Blown Up ← Preceded by - Square Meal - Followed by → Toxic
Square Meal
Squaremealicon
Released July 2007
Play It Nitrome.com
Miniclip
Levels 50
Game Type Main game
Genre Action, multiplayer
Websites Nitrome.com
Miniclip
Controls
Instr-keyboard

Green troll
Movement
Left Up Down Right
Eat/throw
Space
(Can only throw blocks)
Blue troll
Movement
W key A key S key D key
Eat/throw
Ctrl
(Can only throw blocks)

Prequel/Sequel Planned Sequel:
Square Meal 2(cancelled)
Credits Artwork
Mat Annal
Programming
Heather Stancliffe
Music
Lee Nicklen
Music Menu
Square Meal Menu
Game
Square Meal Main
Avatars
Avatars related to this game:
Full squaremealtroll

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 projects with higher priority at Nitrome the sequel was put on hold and never worked on again. It is not known if the sequel will ever be completed and released.

Controls

Green Troll
Move: Left Right Up Down
Eat: Space
Blue Troll
Move: W key, A key, S key, D key
Eat: Ctrl

Gameplay

Game play

Gameplay of level four

Square Meal plays like several other "elimination" type games made by Nitrome, where the troll 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 controls an armless troll, it is unable to hold weapons. Instead, with its giant mouth, it has to pick up blocks in its mouth and toss them at enemies.

If a block hits an enemy, it will knock them unconscious for a brief time. During this time, the troll can go and eat them, killing them in the process as well as gaining points for the player. Different types of enemies and blocks are encountered throughout the game.

Levels

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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.

Level 1

Enemies: In this level there are five mud monsters.

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Square Meal level 1

Level 2

Enemies: There are two shells and four troll skeletons. This level introduces wooden blocks.

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Square Meal level 2


Level 3

Enemies: There are two shells and five mud monsters.

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Square Meal level 3

Level 4

Enemies: This level has three troll skeletons, three shells, and two mud monsters.

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Square Meal level 4

Level 5

Enemies: This level has ten mud monsters who walk around a rectangle made of blocks.

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Square Meal level 5

Level 6

Enemies: There are four shells and only one mud monster. This level introduces the game's first hazard - spikes.

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Square Meal level 6


Level 7

Enemies: This level has six mud monsters.

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Square Meal level 7

Level 8

Enemies: This level has three mud monsters, two troll skeletons, and one shell.

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Square Meal level 8

Level 9

Enemies: This level has four mud monsters and two fish men.

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Square Meal level 9

Level 10

Enemies: This level contains five mud monsters, with the level being made up of only wooden blocks.

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Square Meal level 10

Level 11

This level has seven mud monsters.

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Square Meal level 11

Level 12

This level has five mud monsters and two troll skeletons. Lots of stone blocks are scattered around this level.

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Square Meal level 12

Level 13

This level contains five shells; slippery floor is also introduced in this level.

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Square Meal level 13

Level 14

Four troll skeletons roam the level, along with most of the level taken up by slippery floor.

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Square Meal level 14

Level 15

Three troll skeletons appear in this level. Jelly blocks are also introduced in the level.

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Square Meal level 15

Level 16

Four troll skeletons and three mud monsters are present in this level.

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Square Meal level 16

Level 17

Six mud monsters are the enemies for this level, only they are walking on spikes.

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Square Meal level 17

Level 18

One fish man, three mud monsters, and one troll skeleton.

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Square Meal level 18

Level 19

This level has six troll skeletons, with only metal blocks scattered around.

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Square Meal level 19

Level 20

This level has two green fish men and four mud monsters.

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Square Meal level 20

Level 21

Two troll skeletons and four mud monsters patrol the level. Bomb blocks are introduced for the level.

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Square Meal level 21

Level 22

There are four mud monsters in this level.

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Square Meal level 22

Level 23

There are two shells mud monsters. On top of that, moving spikes are introduced.

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Square Meal level 23

Level 24

Three troll skeletons, along with a single mud monster and a shell are the enemies for this level.

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Square Meal level 24

Level 25

A single fish man, a mud fountain, and a troll skeleton are the enemies for this level. There are also three rows of spikes, with an enemy in each row.

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Square Meal level 25

Level 26

There are two shells, troll skeletons, and three mud monsters.

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Square Meal level 26

Level 27

Four mud monsters and two troll skeletons are the enemies for this level.

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Square Meal level 27

Level 28

In this level, four troll skeletons and two mud monsters are the enemies. There are also very few blocks in the level, lot of space, and some spikes.

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Square Meal - Level 28

Level 29

Four mud monsters and two troll skeletons walk around a level scattered with much food.

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Square Meal - Level 29

Level 30

This level holds nine mud monsters, a large number of wooden blocks, and introduces stepping spikes.

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Square Meal - Level 30

Level 31

This level has six shells and some wooden blocks.

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Square Meal - Level 31

Level 32

This level has four mud monsters and three shells.

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Square Meal - Level 32

Level 33

This contains two mud monsters and fish men.

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Square Meal - Level 33

Level 34

Seven mud monsters roam the area, three of which are near the player at the start of the level. Slippery floor is near the player when they start.

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Square Meal - Level 34

Level 35

This level contains six mud monsters. Many stone blocks are placed around the level, along with jelly blocks placed on the walls of the level.

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Square Meal - Level 35

Level 36

Three mud monsters and fish men are all the enemies the level contains.

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Square Meal - Level 36

Level 37

Eight mud monsters are placed around the level.

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Square Meal - Level 37

Level 38

This level contains only wooden blocks. Three fish men are placed in separate squares of turquoise, where they will fly out and move around the level.

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Square Meal - Level 38

Level 39

This level is made up of narrow paths, three troll skeletons and two mud monsters.

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Square Meal - Level 39

Level 40

Four mud monsters and two troll skeletons roam the level.

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Square Meal - Level 40

Level 41

This level contains six mud monsters and many jelly blocks. To complete the level, the jelly blocks should be bounced of each other to stun the enemies.

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Square Meal - Level 41

Level 42

Six mud monsters are present in this level.

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Square Meal - Level 42

Level 43

Many moving spikes are placed throughout this level which contains four mud monsters and a single troll skeleton.

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Square Meal - Level 43

Level 44

Many bomb blocks are placed throughout the level, along with bomb blocks being the only block in the level. Six troll skeletons complicate the level.

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Square Meal - Level 44

Level 45

A single shell and four mud monsters are the enemies for this level.

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Square Meal - Level 45

Level 46

A vast amount of stepping spikes are scattered throughout the level, sometimes in places unexpected. A single mud monster and a troll skeleton roam the level.

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Square Meal - Level 46

Level 47

Bomb blocks, and only bomb blocks, must be used to stun five mud monsters and one shell.

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Square Meal - Level 47

Level 48

Four mud monsters have to be stunned whilst avoiding stepping spikes present in every other tile.

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Square Meal - Level 48

Level 49

Four fish men move about the level.

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Square Meal - Level 49

Level 50

Four troll skeletons, two mud monsters, 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.

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Square Meal Level 50 Perfect Score

Ending

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The words "You escaped from the dungeon" are shown and a picture of the green and blue troll running through a door.
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Interactive Objects

  • Food - Gives the player 100 points when eaten. It also acts as an obstacle, preventing the troll from passing through it. If two players eat it at the same time, each player gets 50 points.

Blocks

The troll can swallow most blocks and spit them out to knock out enemies, although each have different effects.

  • Turquoise Stone - This stone forms the dungeon wall and is present in every level. It can't be eaten.
  • Stone Block - This stone can be shot at enemies and will knock them unconscious upon impact; the block however will keep travelling until it hits the wall or another block.
  • Wooden Blocks - This block shatters upon impact with an enemy, another block, or the wall.
  • Metal Block - The block will decrease in speed once shot.
    Metal Box

    Metal Block

  • Jelly Block - This block will rebound off other block, and knock unconscious enemies, but will kill the troll on contact.
  • Bomb Block - This block will detonate in the troll's mouth in 10 seconds. It will kill an enemy if it is caught in the explosion.

Enemies

Enemies in Square Meal must be eaten by the troll once unconscious in order to pass the level.

  • Mud Monsters - These walking enemies are almost completely covered in mud. They grant 100 points upon being eaten.
  • Troll Skeletons - These enemies walk around the level, and will charge at the troll on sight. The player obtains 100 points upon devouring them
  • Shell - These enemies will walk short distances before bringing their shell down. They are protected from all attacks when their shell is down.
  • Fish Men - These enemies have the ability to fly over blocks as well as follow the player in the direction they are going in. They cannot be hurt while flying.

Hazards

  • Slippery Floor - Slippery floor will slide the player at a low speed in the direction of the slippery floor.
  • Spikes - Spikes will kill the troll on contact, but not harm, enemies.
  • Moving Spikes - These spikes will move up and down out of the floor.
  • Stepping Spikes - The Spikes will go up when the player stands on them.

Gallery

Miniclip Awards

Square Meal Gold
SM Gold 6500 points

Glitches

  • 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, it can do all the usual things it would be able to do while visible, but if it touches a monster, it will die.

Trivia

  • On level 44, the stone blocks spell the word "Nitrome", just as one level in Bad Ice-Cream.
  • Bad Ice-Cream, released 3 years later, has a similar gameplay and enemies from Square Meal.



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