The Most Difficult Game - I wanna be the guy?

I wanna be the guy… ahhh i remember this

i got pretty far into it. past the first boss (which says something about my willpower). My friend, on the other hand, made it all the way to the very last boss (the guy) before his computer’s hard drive failed. yikes. heh

well the game is fun at first, but when the initial novelty of it wears off, well, it just gets boring.

It’s not a matter of i gave up because it was hard, it just wasn’t fun anymore.

got wine? iwbtg runs smoothly on wine, no slow downs, no surprise crashes. it works just fine. (installing wine→).

Rawr, this game will someday make my head explode. I heard about it a while ago, but never really got around to installing it until a couple of weeks ago.

Well, if you’re looking for some other frustrating games, I’d recommend getting the Jnes emulator and taking a crack at some of the classics; Battletoads and Megaman aren’t exactly impossible, but they’re enough to make you pull your hair out at times :tongue: . Contra’s also excellent. Without cheats/continues…shudders. Friggin’ hard, especially if you don’t know the levels very well (I barely pulled it off a few days ago, and I’ve been playing it for years).

three words: Heart of Darkness.

that game is about as sadistic and hard as i wanna be the guy, but it’s style is a touch more macabre and still it’s sold as «suitable for all ages». i don’t know how they pulled that off.

OK, downloaded, installed. and trying to get it to start. Doesn’t work. How does it start :tongue:
clicking on start, RETURN, space, SHIFT, nothing helps :help:

imagine that you are playing an old computer game :cool: i think it starts with z or x. Z or x shoots, and shift i think jumps.

i don’t know it exactly, because i am on the phone :cool_raz:

@bruno, HoD owned, too bad i could never play the full version XD

edit: phew, i think no-one noticed i double-posted XD

q, shift works like enter, at least, it should should(you say you’ve tried it, which is strange) and Z shoots, but you can change these controls using CTRL+Y(or file --> controls)

Q, i don’t know how it works on windows, but Linux doesn’t accept input when there’s nothing in focus. try clicking the game window with your mouse, to give it focus, and then try «shift» again.

Yes, what Bruno said applies to windows, if you ever go to play the game and your character stops moving just click on the application to bring it back to "focus.

Is there an actual term for that?

yes: «focus».

Can’t say IWBTG is my style of a “Hard” game…it’s too unfair. (Wich i know is the whole point of the game)

If there’s some “Hard” games that i consider hard but still plays fair then that would be most arcade games and esp. the modern japanese shoot-em-up games were the player are being showered whit bullets all the time. Usually it requires really good reaction/eye-hand coordinate as well as quickly analyze a bullet pattern and act accordingly.
They’re hard and you’ll get killed but at least you’ll get the chance to actually avoid death instead of randomly getting killed by something unexpected.

  • Tywald

Thats exactly what IWBTG requires, its purely a skill/reaction game.

Sure, there are some random deaths the first time through rooms, but those are meant to be entertaining in a sick way, however, once you know what the game throws at you its consistent and just a matter of the skill needed to pass the room.

I would say that the game has more of a timing/memory rather than a “reaction” gameplay. After all, in the majority of all “unexpected” deaths you happen to stand at the “wrong place” and unless you got a really (and i mean really) short reaction time you’re dead after several milliseconds. You’re almost expected to already be at the “right place” before the event triggers.

It’s mostly a memory type of game, you walk a few seconds…end up dead…analyze what happened and in the next atempt solve the problem…end up dead seconds after…analyze and then back from square one remember all the solutions.

But it does requires skill and timing indeed, to solve a lot of levels one must make some very carefull movements and there’s little room for errors.

  • Tywald

Wow that was ridiculously hard. But still, it has NOTHING on Mega Man 9. I seriously think that is the hardest game I have ever played. Frustration induced fits of MADNESS!

IWBTG is one of the “greatest” games I’ve ever played when it comes to difficulty. By greatest I mean it’s just an ideal way of becoming healthily frustrated :happy:

I was stuck on the Mike Tyson boss for so long it isn’t even funny.

Thank you for the assistance siiw & Bruno :smile:

I can’t get past the cherries :cry:
and bruno with his left right up down path… So far I have only seen 2 screens of the game and I can’t get any further.

I take it you went up from the starting screen? :razz:

That’s the easier route, actually. Down is completely bonkers.

Hmm, I haven’t gone up or down…i’ve done a few screens on the right but am working on the second boss on LP. The Bowser/Frog/Wily thing. Wily is problematic.

If you ever get really stuck it helps to go on youtube and see how a master does it.

Well that’s basically how I beat Mike Tyson…

But from the starting screen (I mean the very beginning), you can only go up or down. Up takes you to the flying apple thingies and down is with the wall-spikes that rush toward you.

I haven’t gotten very far yet. I’m sort of stuck in the screens past the Legend of Zelda screen. Lots of spikes that you have maneuver through. I know the path (indeed from YouTube masters :razz:) but my execution leaves a lot to be desired :razz:

Actually…no, thats incorrect. If you drop down one “level” you can run through the wall on the left, it looks like a wall but you can pass right through like its an opening. Drop down one more level from there and you can run through the wall on the right (also “invisible”).