Super Crate Box's [$.99] five million crate update is now available as a free download for all of its crazed, crate-nabbing fans. Starting now, Vlambeer and Halfbot are giving us all the power to pick and play with our favorite characters. Also, it has added a total of five more to earn through rigorous killing and crate obtain-ation. Spoiler: one of these guys is Super Meat Boy.

Another milestone-tied unlock is being teased in the game's patch notes. According to the notes, at 40 million crates users will receive a hero character named "her" as a prize. Oh, and speaking of exclusive, check out the game's new virtual control functionality -- it's been tweaked and now allows for customization.

UPDATE: We caught this one pretty fast and the update notes were shuffled around after the fact. It's 40 million, and not 20. Also, one character will be unlocked when this milestone is reached.

  • Anonymous

    Add head stomping option. Please.

    • http://twitter.com/XHollywood18 Steven heintz

      The game would be much too easy that way.

      • Anonymous

        They could make it unlock if you die with less than 20 boxes 200 times in a row...for people like me who suck. Less than 10 boxes maybe. Something like that.

      • http://twitter.com/XHollywood18 Steven heintz

        An easy mode would be a good idea.

      • Anonymous

        No, this is super crate box, not some crap game like muffin knight.  Everyone has the potential to get to a lot of crates, it just takes practice.  I recommend trying out the Mac/PC version and get used to that.  It is much easier due to the physical controls

    • Sweet Diss

      An easy mode might be a good idea, separate from the main game. But no head stomping. This is not Mario.

      • Anonymous

        It would be fine if it was an unlock, and you really had to consistently suck to unlock it. That way the elitist "you gotta practice" guys wouldn't even have the temptation, it wouldn't affect their game at all. There could even be a separate "Loserboard" for tracking the points of people who've unlocked loser mode.

  • http://twitter.com/pjmoreno PJ Moreno

    Why change the Icon?! I loved the simplicity & elegance of the original!!!

  • http://twitter.com/rocketcatgames Rocketcat Games

    Official review:

    "I KILL WITH THIS PIECE!"

    -- Kepa

  • Anonymous

    No iCloud support?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000144975002 Rafael Palma

    I updated and lost the ninja D: crap, i have to score 50 on SFMT to unlock him (i know thats not the way to unlock him, weird huh?)
    EDIT: Looks like the ninja got removed!

  • Dylanmannen

    love the new icon :D but how do you get meat boy? that sounded AWESOME!

    • http://twitter.com/XHollywood18 Steven heintz

      I unlocked him after playing one game so I'm guessing you have to do something cumulative like getting over a certain amount of crates/kills. Im trying to figure out the other ones too help would be nice :)

    • http://twitter.com/Lappstrong LappDog

      Just got meat boy. I think it was die 500 times. The update says the virtual controls are better, and I just doubled my highscore on the blue level. So something's up, and I don't think they made it any easier.

      • http://twitter.com/XHollywood18 Steven heintz

        Any idea on how to get the other ones? (excluding vlambeer and halfbot)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000144975002 Rafael Palma

    So, was the ninja really removed?

    • http://twitter.com/XHollywood18 Steven heintz

      I still have him, would suck to have to get him again.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe I'm late to the party, but I just got 20 crates on ambush and it said that ninja was unlocked. I go look fo ninja...no ninja to look fo. Infinite anger!!!! Also, pretty please enable customizable button placement. I'm getting closer and closer to 2nd degree murdering my iPad because of these damn buttons!! Lovely game otherwise. Just lovely.

  • http://twitter.com/Lappstrong LappDog

    I unlocked vlambeer and half bot on the same run. I think it was 2000 crates, or 5000 enemy kills.

  • http://twitter.com/Lappstrong LappDog

    No I'm only up to the crocodile,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000144975002 Rafael Palma

    I dont know what's wrong with the game.

    In the unlocks menu, it says 34/35, but there are 2 shadows of characters

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000144975002 Rafael Palma

    Guys, to see the ways of getting the other Characters, look at the achiviements! ;)

    • http://twitter.com/XHollywood18 Steven heintz

      How did i not think of that!?

  • http://twitter.com/jusboof Justin Spencer

    this game is great, been playing it a whole lot, i'm top 3 on the leader boards for ambush mode on construction yard, add me on gamecenter, jusboof

  • shawnmak

    So... Who are the other two 'Indie Unlocks'?

    • http://twitter.com/XHollywood18 Steven heintz

      The character from spelunky and canabalt.

  • http://twitter.com/jfe2 Jeff Ehrenberg

    I'm having the same issue with unlocking the ninja.