"I wanna be the guy" is a game based on games from the NES era and uses characters from those games, and of course, having similar difficulty levels.
The game is an adventure platform game and designed in the style of 8-bit video games. Kayin (the game creator) notes the game as "... a sardonic loveletter to the halcyon days of early American video gaming, packaged as a nail-rippingly difficult platform adventure". The inspiration came from a challenging Japanese Flash game called "Jinsei Owata no Daiboken", which Kayin played and thought he could outdo in terms of difficulty.
The game has been listed as one of the most difficult games to complete, after IWBGT was released a lot of "spin-offs" came out, the first one being "I wanna be the fangame" created by Tijitdamijit.
The game has 4 dificulty levels: Medium, Hard, Very Hard and Impossible; hard being the "normal" difficulty. The game is always the same, what changes is the savespots:
- Medium: A lot of savespots and a pink tie on the hair.
- Hard: Normal savespots.
- Very hard: Few savespots.
- Impossible: No savespots.
Tutorial (Jman plays IWBTG):
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