I wanna be the Fangame!

Creator: tijit

Average Rating
7.1 / 10
Average Difficulty
42.0 / 100
     Download Game
     Speedrun Leaderboards


Adventure (10) Trap (8) Gimmick (7) Boss (6) Classic (1)


  • by Petsson12
  • by Petsson12
  • by Petsson12
  • by Petsson12
  • by Petsson12

32 Reviews:

I wanna be the Fangame was the first fangame created by tijitdamijit on the kayin forums. Back then there were no set standards for fangames (and no engines. In fact, tijit also made the first engine). Of course, the physics are very different from what we are used to today. The gravity feels much higher and the jump heights are also a lot different. If you hate playing games with weird physics, you may as well just stop reading now because this game isn't worth your time.

The game has you going to different areas from a "hub" of sorts and collecting keys to access the final area. Somewhat resembles the layout of original guy. Each path from the hub features several short areas to traverse with bosses in between. Some examples are a Pokemon area, a mega man 3 area, portal, and Pacman. The platforming has some creative gimmicks with tons of spike traps and tricks. I liked most of it but sometimes the traps were over the top and/or weird. Also I really didn't like the secrets at all. One of the secrets is just a huge invisible block maze and it sucks.

Not sure how to feel about the bosses in this game. They are very mash heavy and RNG based. I liked the Pokemon trainer boss the most because of the variety, but some bosses such as the demon from Doom and Bub were not fun for me. Depends on preference I guess. You can also skip the final boss by just exiting the screen on the left.

The production value in this game is really over the place. Music is mostly nice but sometimes sounds a little low quality. Also this game introduces the infamous version of guy rock that is standard in most fangame engines. Sometimes the spriting in this game is really ugly though. The Pacman sprites look horrible, I don't know what he was thinking with that. Lots of cutoff in the tiles and weird backgrounds in some places. Some areas are good looking though.

Overall, it's an oldschool classic fangame. There are a lot of flaws but it's still good for what it is. I would recommend most people give it a playthrough but don't go for the secrets. They aren't fun. Also, this was the first fangame I ever played.

Read More

Tagged as: Adventure Trap Gimmick Boss
[6] Likes
Rating: 6.0 60       Difficulty: 52 52
Jul 8, 2016
The first Fangame I've ever played. Very similar to the Original IWBTG. I personaly even consider it the unofficial sequel. And in that regard it does everything the Original IWBTG did but in my opinion better. Better Music(gotta love the ape escape and wonderboy III music), references to better games, better and ALOT more secrets.

Difficulty is average but the physics seem a bit off. And while i like the simplicity of the boss battles the doom thingy boss is pretty lackluster as well as the final boss.

Overall a classic and my personal favourite of all the fangames

Read More

[5] Likes
Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: 45 45
May 18, 2015
This game has some hit and miss aspects to it. (Some of the bosses are unfun and a couple gimmicks simply do not belong.) Overall though, this game has aged much better than the original guy and holds up as a surprisingly decent adventure game despite the odd physics and hit or miss qualities. Give it a shot.

Read More

Tagged as: Adventure Trap Gimmick Boss Classic
[3] Likes
Rating: 7.0 70       Difficulty: 40 40
Jun 29, 2017
This is one of the first fangames that I played. First of all let's just say the physics in this game are way different that what we're used to now but it's not that bad for it to be unplayable (I will admit it makes easy jumps kind of weird the first half an hour). The game has a lot of original ideas in it. The music in this one is godlike.
Major problems with this one would be: The physics being clunky and making jumps awkward, waiting: there's a lot of it and incosistency interms of quality (some bosses being awful and some ok)

It's a fun adventure game and worth playing. Super beginner-friendly even if the physics are weird

Read More

Tagged as: Adventure Gimmick Boss
[2] Likes
Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 15 15
Jan 27, 2018
Probably one of the most famous fangames out there, this one features some rather creative bosses. The last saves are rather painful, and the difficulty curve is somewhat off, but overall, a very interesting experience for beginners and experienced players (Although beginners might consider playing something else before venturing into this game).

Read More

[2] Likes
Rating: 6.5 65       Difficulty: 51 51
Feb 10, 2015