I wanna be the guy

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Overview

I wanna be the guy
(note: the official full title is "I wanna be the guy: The Movie: The Game")

From Finale's description: "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."

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Difficutly

There are four difficulty settings in the game: Normal, Hard, Very Hard, and Impossible. The main difference between the difficulties it the quantity of save points.

Walkthroughs

Adam Nelson is working on a walkthrough for the game. You can check out the latest version in this forum topic.

Neodraken has a full map of the game in this forum topic.

A list of the numerous video walkthroughs is maintained in this forum topic by catldr24.

UltraJMan has a let's play for this game in 50+ parts, the first part of which follows here:

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There's a rather impressive (though incomplete) run of the left side of the game on impossible mode by KyperTrast here:

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Completed in a 3-part video by tijitdamijit: <youtube>pnllGJy7lSk</youtube>

Bosses

Mike Tyson

Mecha Birdo

Dracula

Kraidsgrief

Mother Brain

Bowser and Friends

Dragon

Final