I Wanna Be The Guy Remastered is, as its name suggests, the ‘remastering’ of I Wanna Be The Guy, the classic two-dimensional platformer developed by Michael O’Reilly and released in 2007, which over time became it was turning into a true cult game.
The game borrows many elements from other mythical titles mainly from the nineties, so that throughout our adventure we will come across a multitude of references to games such as Ghosts and Goblins, Street Fighter II, The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania or Metroid, among many others.
The reason I Wanna be the Guy is best known, however, is not its multiple references to other games, but its devilish difficulty. And this ‘remaster’ has kept it practically intact. Throughout the many scenarios that we have to overcome, we will find traps set with very bad milk, whose objective is to kill us again and again. In fact, the game has a built-in kill counter within the window itself. Window that, by the way, to stay true to the original spirit, has the aesthetics of Windows XP.
Inside the I Wanna Be The Guy Remastered folder, we will find a text file with all the changes and improvements that have been carried out with respect to the original release. These changes, while subtle, generally improve the gaming experience, without significantly altering it.
I Wanna Be The Guy Remastered is the best way to enjoy one of the great classics of independent video games on modern computers. It is one of those challenges that you like to boast about once you overcome: something like the Dark Souls of platform games, but before Dark Souls or Demon’s Souls existed. Perhaps Citizen Kane from the Dark Souls of platform games.