The Hardest Game in the World is FREE! I Wanna Be The Guy

If you are looking for a real challenge, and I mean a REAL challenge, then we may have found the perfect game for you. It’s called “I Wanna Be The Guy” and it is one hard game to play. Thankfully it is free, with donations accepted for the creator.

If you love 8-bit games in addition to your challenge, then you really want to check this out. Surprises pop up that will kill you without a second to react. This is not your parent’s video game. I warn you, most people don’t make it past two screens before they curse and throw violent and aggressive insults at their poor unsuspecting monitors. If you think you are the best gamer out there, then try I Wanna Be The Guy.

The website link is in our show notes where you too can pick up a copy of the game. Their website describes this 8bit adventure as follows…

I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie: The Game is a sardonic loveletter to the halcyon days of early American videogaming, packaged as a nail-rippingly difficult platform adventure. Players fill the role of The Kid, a youthful, vaguely Megaman-esque protagonist on a quest to become The Guy. This inscrutable plot, however, is just a vehicle for a wide variety of inventive, well-designed and frustrating jump-and-shoot challenges that pay homage to many of the games you loved as a child. The ever-fragile Kid explodes in a shower of red pixels at the slightest brush from the game’s many obstacles, from traditional spikes and bottomless pits to more unconventional killers, such as plantlife and puzzle pieces.

Using a multiroute layout not unlike a Metroidvania, the game grants a degree of deadly exploration, without those extraneous upgrades meant to make life easier. The game provides players with a choice in terms of their death rate, thanks to a variable difficulty setting that changes the number of save points from frequent to nonexistent. IWBTG is open to all players; knowledge of video gaming history is optional, and may not help against the frequently ironic and always sadistic deathtraps located herein. And so, the question is left up to you…

Do YOU have what it takes to be The Guy?

The Official website of the game

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