I Wanna Be The Guy (commonly abbreviated as IWBTG, and, as shown on the title screen, is also known as I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie: The Game) is a game that can be downloaded for a PC. I Wanna Be The Guy is made by Michael "Kayin" O'Reilly using Multimedia Fusion 2. It is known for being incredibly difficult.
The main character, "The Kid" sets out on an adventure to become "The Guy," and avenge the murder of his Grandfather who was once The Guy, by collecting the "Eight Units." These units appear after beating the first six bosses of the varying Worlds of the game. After beating the first six bosses, The Kid then goes to The Guy's Castle, to fight The Guy himself, who reveals to The Kid that he is his Father. The Kid then defeats The Father, and becomes The Guy.
This game uses the basic side-scroller controls; walk left and right (left and right keys), jump (Shift), double jump in midair (Shift while in midair), and shoot (Z key). In the case of attacking, "The Kid" fires his Very Small Gun. However, there are rarely any enemies besides bosses.
The game is also known for having many glitches, due to that it is an unfinished game. The game may cause death at random, or the spike platform on the second screen to have no effect on "The Kid".
- The producers of this game, Freeware, were making a "sequel", titled "I Wanna Save The Kids!" but it was discontinued. It can be gotten here.
- Due to the law of physics being very much alike the physics in Mega Man games in I Wanna Be The Guy, many people refer to the game's physics as "Mega Man Physics".
- This game is considered to be one of the hardest games by many.
- There have been many fangames based off of I Wanna Be The Guy, the most famous being I Wanna Be The F****** Guy (or by its actual title I Wanna Be The FanGame.)