I wanna be the Salt

Creator: ヨーヨー

Average Rating
6.9 / 10
Average Difficulty
38.2 / 100
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27 Reviews:

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
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
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
Rating and difficulty based on games clear to secret (true) final boss. (And review have spoilers!)

This is very specific game. To clear game without secrets and get to one of three ''Thank you for playing!'' screens, you have to clear 6 needle world and 7 bosses.

In the beginning you have choise to choose to go up or down. Each of path have 3 needle segments and 3 bosses.

Upper path is basically standart needle, with standart IWBTG tileset and restarting guy rock (well every music in this game restarts...). Only third world has delicious-fruits in it. Bosses aren't anything special too.

Downer path are more interesting to speal about. Every of world have its specific gimmick and 2 of bosses use this gimmick too. First segment have water gimmick, but its boss doesn't have water, so its just usual rng boss (like all other bosses in this game..).Second segment have appearing and disappearing block gimmick (this gimmick was included in k1 by the way), and this gimmick make boss for this world pretty hard if there are bad rng. Third world have different kind of low and high gravity gimmick. It makes world pretty fun. Boss is easy if you know that you don't need to kill boss instantly, but need to shoot with one bullet each time, because after each damage, boss throws delicious-fruit burst.

When you have cleared all 6 worlds, you can access ''final boss'' which is pretty tough. It have very hard rng attacks, espicially at the end, however from first clear it is most fun boss to play.

Then you have ''Thank you for playing!'' screen, but it isn't normal clear ( as game says ), because to get normal clear, you need to fight secret final boss, which unlocks after finishing secret area, which unlocks after you get all 7 secret items.

For this clear main problems won't be with needle for sure , because it is basically filled with traps, but it doesn't make needle hard. Main problems will be wih bosses, because they are rng bosses, and sometimes rng can be retarted...

Secret items aren't very hard to get, but are very fun but hard to guess where they are if you play blind.

Secret area need to be cleared with just one save, however it isn't that hard and is fun!

I will update review after I will finish secret final boss, but anyway I would recommend maybe to play this game, because I had fun when I played this game,however it isn't great game to play too.

*1,5 years later*
Well, it is 13th March 2019 and I cleared secret final boss. Should admit that even though my timer shows 4:42:51 in moment of clearing (and according to my stats I cleared normal final boss in 2:18:38), most of the time was played in 2017. Back then I couldn't beat the first blue fruit attack lol. Important detail is that boss didn't take too much now, and the fun fact is that I 1 time died attack before the part in avoidance where you have to do almost nothing for some time and when I got 2nd time, I didn't die there and I first tried everything after that (also after the first blue fruit attack I was in total only 2 times if I recall correctly lol). Still, avoidance was pretty fun so I will change rating from 5 to 7.3 and difficulty from 38 to 46. Yes, some attacks were pretty repetitive (especially intro) and maybe it could be more unique, but I would recommend to play this game just because of the secret final boss if you have enough skill. I don't know if I am going to beat all extra stuff, but if I will, then I will update review once more (also tag 'Long' is for secret final boss if what).

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Tagged as: Adventure Avoidance Long
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Rating: 7.3 73       Difficulty: 46 46
Jun 25, 2017
Rating doesn't include extra.
Focused on the traps, this is a easy-ish fangame overall, but its bosses can be quite tough with their RNG attacks. Particularly the last one, which also happens to be the best boss in the game and the only reason why this game doesn't get a lower rating. The platforming isn't bad, but it just doesn't have anything really appealing. The only good thing in this game is the last boss, which can get quite intense with its attacks. That being said, the boss is just decent, nothing really worth it. Wouldn't recommend.

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Tagged as: Trap Gimmick
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Rating: 4.5 45       Difficulty: 39 39
Apr 25, 2015