I wanna be the Salt

Creator: ヨーヨー

Average Rating
6.7 / 10
Average Difficulty
37.6 / 100
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35 Reviews:

Wolfiexe
Salt is a fairly old and simplistic adventure game, of sorts. You'll travel through very basic and somewhat mundane screens before reaching a boss, usually of which consists of a single RNG-based attack until you kill it, collect the stage item and move on to the next stage. There are some gimmicks thrown in to stages here and there which spice up the platforming, such as gravity changing or waiting for blocks to become solid on a cycle, although they never go anywhere very interesting.

The bosses though despite being simple are fairly fun to play, and some of them such as the single-block boss felt enjoyable to pull off. There's quite a hefty number of them too. Whilst none of them are overly memorable, they keep the game flowing at a nice pace. There's also a secret final avoidance for those who find all the normal secrets which has a variety of simple but fun-to-read RNG attacks. Nothing too challenging, although the difficulty here comes from it being just over 5 and a half minutes long which gives plenty of time to choke it all away at the end.

On the topic of secrets, each stage features a basic secret which is needed to access the aforementioned secret boss, as well as what I like to call an omega-Yoyo-tier-secret, often involving some galaxy brain method of accessing such as shooting a particular block to silently open up a path on a previous screen. I wouldn't recommend trying to find these blind unless searching for non-indicative triggers and backtracking with optimism sounds like your cup of tea, but they do lead to some more bosses so hey if that sounds like fun then go seek out the legendary Fatalbrain's videos so he can guide the way.

Fairly fun adventure game. The strength comes from the simplistic but kinda fun boss fights and not so much platforming. I'm not sure I'd recommend it over his newer title Sugar, which feels like a more modern and interestingly designed version of this in terms of the game flow and format.

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Tagged as: Adventure Avoidance Trap Boss Secret
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Rating: 6.0 60       Difficulty: 45 45
Feb 17, 2019
Driekondo
Loved this game the entire way through!
The game is mainly focused on the bosses and avoidance with some short but sweet needle sections mixed into it.
Difficult is based off any%, 100% would be 45-50 in difficulty.

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Rating: 7.8 78       Difficulty: 36 36
Sep 7, 2022
Jopagu
Unoriginal and annoying adventure game in the classic trappy style. For once, the traps aren't even the main gripe, since even though they're flying spikes, most are slow enough to react to. However, the entire game is entirely bland without a single memorable thing. Secrets are required to beat the true end, and the secrets are just hidden behind non-solid blocks, most of which are on random walls you have no reason to even look at.

If you suffer through collecting all these secrets, you get to play the lowlight of the game, a godawful avoidance. The avoidance is several minutes long, and only has like 10 attacks. Each attack is over 30 seconds long, making you dodge the same stuff for ages, and for some attacks that's more than enough time to get unlucky and hit with a 10x harder dodge. None of the attacks are original, and it feels like the world's least creative avoidance stretched out to a painfully long runtime, sapping away any enjoyment you might find in the dodging.

All-in-all, I can't recommend this game unless you realllly like classic adventures, and the word "memorability" makes you cry.

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Rating: 5.5 55       Difficulty: 45 45
Jun 22, 2022
YaBoiMarcAntony
I Wanna be the Salt is a classic fangame that I personally never got to know back when it was fresh. Therefore, when I say this is a great game, you know there's no nostalgia to explain it.

The platforming is at best alright, the visuals are crap even by 2015 standards, the secrets are hidden in the classic esoteric fangame way, and the bosses themselves are fairly simplistic. All of this would suggest this game would not hold up, but that's honestly not true. There's something special about salt, some hidden magic that makes this a joy to play through. I wouldn't say anything about this game is spectacular (although the true final boss is really quite good, as is most every boss), but it all gels into one cohesive, juicy product that leaves the player satisfied.

Each stage is rather short, also featuring a hidden stage and secret item per stage. Therefore, you'll be fighting two bosses per stage, totaling to 14 boss fights in the game. These fights are the gameplay highlight, most of them being quite fun to fight and with a nice bit of challenge to not leave you catatonic from boredom. Again, the platforming isn't anything to write home about, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The true final boss is, as you can imagine, the highlight of the game, being a rather long, rather fun, and rather challenging way to end the game. I personally beat it on my first try, so I can't speak to how difficult it really is, but I was at the very least surprised to have beaten it so quickly.

I wholeheartedly recommend this absolute classic, if you haven't played it already. This is a shining example of a classic fangame.

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Tagged as: Adventure Avoidance Trap Boss Secrets Beginner_Friendly
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Rating: 7.5 75       Difficulty: 40 40
Sep 20, 2020
Nick24
Never thought I'd like a classic fangame.

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Tagged as: Adventure Avoidance Trap Gimmick Boss Secrets Classic
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Rating: 8.0 80       Difficulty: 30 30
Feb 28, 2020