I wanna be the Best Guy 4

Creator: Gustav

Average Rating
7.4 / 10
Average Difficulty
67.4 / 100
[Download Not Available]


Adventure (5) Gimmick (1) Boss (5) Story (1) Visual_Challenge (1) Different_Engine (1)


  • by ElCochran90
  • by TheAlmightyWall
  • by ElCochran90
  • by ElCochran90
  • by TheAlmightyWall
  • by ElCochran90
  • by ElCochran90

21 Reviews:

Final boss added 5 points of unnecessary difficulty.

Four weapons! More abilities! Hidden secrets and passages! Easter eggs! More Gustav! Unlockable achievements! And all of this sucks!

The full double-jump engine from Best Guy 3 is back again in more atrocious platforming to complicate your day through forced gimmicks and repetitive scenarios. The first three stages look nice, I must admit, and the music of the third stage is amazing (can't stop hearing it). From there, the overabudance of enemies of screen added with the jump engine and some "traps" deteriorate gameplay in its entirety. This is no exaggerated joke; it's a lamentable mess.

Oh, the final fight? Cool looking, but unfair moments of RNG makes it frustrating. It's a touch challenge mostly because of how unfair it is. Imagine a fight that is position-based, but now the boss chooses his position instead of you... at light speed! Magic moments can ensue.

Have you ever played a fangame that has smashed into your face that production value does not equal quality? This is one case. However, this is also a case of tremendous wasted potential. Since the very first Best Guy, I was reminded of Influka, and that though got strengthened with the very cool but equally flawed sequel. Then this comes and Influka is mentioned in the "Special Thanks" section. Interesting inspiration, but unlike Influka, Gustav alone cannot mix quality gameplay with great bosses and an ambitious production value. Maybe a team up could work? That's a dream...

Wait! It already happened! I'm just not up for such a challenge yet. Give me some more months.

Read More

Tagged as: Adventure Boss
[2] Likes
Rating: 3.2 32       Difficulty: 70 70
Dec 31, 2019
Rating doesn't include Lv8.
The finale of the Best Guy saga, and easily the farthest the series has come so far. While the Kid still lacks his ability to do anything other than a full jump, the new additions to his moveset more than make up for that. In this game, the Kid gains the ability to crouch to dodge attacks more easily, slide to traverse areas in a shorter amount of time, and shoot in any direction to attack foes from any angle. Speaking of weapons, the game also has 4 weapons for use right at the start, with no stupid RNG weapon mechanic involved whatsoever. The gameplay itself has also evolved from what it was in the previous games, to a run and gun style game, and the production value is much higher than ever before in the series.
All that being said, I really wanted to like this game a lot more than I did. The game's design isn't very well done in parts. For example, some parts of the game simply have way too many enemies crammed into one screen, resulting in some segments feeling far more frustrating than they should be. The bosses are flawed as well, sometimes giving the player unfavorable scenarios, such as making them react lightning fast to survive, or just walling them altogether. That's not to say none of the game was fun; it did have its fair share of enjoyable parts, it's just that these flaws hold the game back from its full potential.
The game wasn't as good as it should have been, but if you like this kind of stuff, I guess you could give it a try if you want.

Read More

Tagged as: Adventure Gimmick Boss Story Visual_Challenge Different_Engine
[1] Like
Rating: 6.0 60       Difficulty: 65 65
Aug 24, 2020
The final best guy, and sadly the worst one (besides the original of course) The platforming is especially unfun in this game, with some extra frustrating segments. This could be made up if the bosses were fun to fight, which they are at first, but sadly, the game ends up soiling itself during the penultimate and last bosses. These bosses decide to ignore the hard but fair pattern and reaction based fights of the rest of the series in order to focus more on RNG bullshit scenarios. The final boss would be a great learn heavy fight except for the fact that certain attacks he does can be undodgeable depending on whether he decides to stand next to you or not or if he decides to do attacks that stop you from breaking the clocks that kill you if you don't destroy them. I would personally suggest skipping this game and playing Justice Guy instead. It seems to use the same engine, but has better bosses and stages. Or maybe play Best Guy 3.

Read More

[1] Like
Rating: 4.5 45       Difficulty: 75 75
Dec 7, 2019
В игре просто ужасный мусорный платформинг.
Боссы интересные, но все их атаки выполнены на реакцию и тайминг, требуют дикой концентрации на протяжении всей битвы, что для меня приводило в гнев.
При этом в игре есть секретные предметы, благодаря которым можно пройти любого босса без труда.
Я никому не рекомендую эту игру.
Оценка сложности основана на прохождении БЕЗ использования предметов.

Read More

[1] Like
Rating: 5.0 50       Difficulty: 75 75
Jun 20, 2017
The final game of the Best Guy series. It also has a hard mode which is called Lv.8 like BG2's Crazy mode and BG3's Death Wish, but I won't include it in the Difficulty and Review. I would give this 75~85 if I add Lv.8.

This game has an Achievement system. The bottom 10 of them are actually secret items in the game(rolled paper) and it gives you a special ability if you equip it.

Also this game has a sliding feature and succeeds the fulljumping mechanic from the previous game.

Stage 1 : You'll notice that the style of the game has changed a lot, from 'mostly needle' game to 'mostly enemy-killing' game. Notable thing in this stage are a mini-boss(giant crab) and sandstorm gimmick. The sandstorm gimmick is cool for me, but some people might consider it boring.
Boss 1(Sandworm) : This boss is actually pretty tricky, especially its 'train' pattern. But other than that it's a relatively easy boss.
Stage 2 : Ninja crabs falling from the sky! Also there's a part where you bounce on the giant worms and progress. Overall a pretty decent platforming.
Boss 2(Stalker) : Most 'meh' boss imo. It's bland for me. If you die at its last pattern, there's a special death animation & music at there.
Stage 3 : Creepy stage with...cockroaches? Also mad crows and bowling nests. Can't forget these big stones! Use a rocket launcher to deal with big stones in case you don't know how to get past that. Pretty hard stage for me. In the end, there is a destroyed town and a woman, and......
Boss 3(Tombstone) : Suddenly one giant tombstone is in front of your face. The weakness is its yellow core at the top, but you can choose to stay down and rocket spam its body. Mostly a decent boss. Yellow side sweeping attack will be a pain if you can't slide well.
Stage 4 : Castle with a lot of armored guards. This stage is the hardest of all stages. However, if you find some secret paths, you might have a more comfortable time here. Notable things are the mini-boss and that long climbing final part which is totally a pain.
Boss 4(Altace) : This boss is the boss that is most dependant on RNG. Her blue bomb is VERY tricky to handle. Also, the five horizontal-moving bullet wall is pretty hard to react if you're at the wrong position. Overall a hard boss.
Final stage : Nothing that much special, just a bunch of mediocre platforming. I liked that crystal jumping part though.
Final boss(Counterfeit) : He's back again! For final this time. He has THREE health bars and his defense goes up each time one depletes. Also, in the process of depletion, he summons 1 and 2 clocks. If you don't break it until it circles full one cycle, you'll instantly die. It usually breaks with 4 rockets. He summons one of the past bosses' pattern in the middle of the fight which was pretty cool considering this is the last series. He also keeps his unique final pattern, but with the 2 clocks and occasional screen flipping. Overall a hardest counterfeit in the entire series, excluding the hard mode versions of the series.

After you defeat him, Altace finally warps you back home. Thus ends the Best Guy series.

Overall a great game which I enjoyed very much. This is a par to BG3 in terms of enjoyment. However it gets extra .5 point for the awesome graphics.

Thank you Gustav for making the Best Guy series!

Read More

[1] Like
Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: 65 65
Mar 9, 2017