Yes, it's an older freeware game that has been discussed a couple of times before, but the newest thread discussing it had only a couple of babies
(read: sane people
) who couldn't handle the difficulty and it ended shortly thereafter.
For the sake of those who may not have heard of it...I Wanna Be The Guy!: The Movie: The Game
is a freeware platformer designed in Multimedia Fusion 2 by Kayin, a sadistic man who revels in your constant defeat. You play as "The Kid", a 15-year-old who leaves Home on an epic quest to become "The Guy".
You will die in this game. Many times. Not only do you die from one hit, almost everything is trying to kill you, from spikes to giant cherries to the freaking moon. The game is designed to stack the odds against you and be completely unfair to the point of defying logic, mostly as an homage to the masochistic 8-bit games of yore. If you're willing to suffer through the expletive-inducing traps, you're treated to quite the experience. The bosses are worth talking about in and of themselves:
A cross between Kraid and Zangief,
A giant fire-breathing Mike Tyson,
If you're still undecided if this game is for you,
this is a video review done by No BS Reviews. The kid is kind of annoying, but you get the general idea of the difficulty and atmosphere of the game without spoiling a whole lot of stuff.
Get the game here
So, shall we discuss?
I decided to do a Let's Play of this. All videos will show up in the OP. I wasn't familiar with the software I used for recording until the second part, so bear with it. It gets much more interesting (what with swearing) and funny once that segment starts.
Part 1: Wherein Mike Tyson is defeated
Part 2: Wherein the swearing begins and Mecha-Birdo gets trashed
Part 3: Wherein the swearing continues and Dracula kills me with a wine glass
Part 4: Wherein Tetris is vanquished at last and Kraidgief suffers a fatal glitch
Part 5: Wherein Mother Brain is a lot tougher than I remembered
Part 6: Wherein Bowser, Wart and Wiley all fit into the same vehicle
Part 7: Wherein the Devil is a Dragon and the Dragon is a Devil
Part 8: Wherein I find a short-term unwilling proxy and The Guy is finally defeated
Part 9: I Wanna Be The Bonus Video!