I Wanna Be the Boshy

Download I Wanna Be the Boshy and challenge yourself with one of the hardest platformers ever! Navigate treacherous levels, conquer fiendish obstacles, and prove your gaming prowess. Are you ready to face the ultimate test? Play now!
a game by Michael "Kayin" O'Reilly, and Jesper "Solgryn" Erlandsen
Genre: Adventure/RPG
Platform: PC
Mode Single-player
Setting Various levels inspired by other video games
Gameplay Challenging platformer with precise controls, high difficulty, and numerous obstacles
Playable Character Boshy, a customizable character
Graphics 2D pixel art style
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown
User Rating: 6.7/10 - 186 votes
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See also: 2D Platformer Games, Side Scroller Games, Dark Souls-like Games, Hardcore Games, Scratch Games
I Wanna Be the Boshy
I Wanna Be the Boshy
I Wanna Be the Boshy

I was a huge fan of the game, I Wanna Be the Guy, so when I heard that there was a fan game based on that game, but with popular streamer, Boshytime, I was all over it.


Let me start right away by telling you the good news, I Wanna Be the Boshy is a free game. You do not have to spend a penny to play this and that right away makes this well worth playing at least once.

So Much Fan Service!

You know how the movie Ready Player One features a ton of fan service and you always wonder what kind of reference it was going to throw your way next? Well, you can amplify that to about a level 100 with I Wanna Be the Boshy. Each level has its own theme and is based around some old school video game. Now you, of course, have your staples like Mario, Sonic and so on, but I love ho obscure this game gets. From a boss fight with a giant and evil Hello Kitty to my personal favorite, The Cheetah Men! How on earth does someone thing to put the Cheetah Men in a game like this? Well, I am glad they did and I Wanna Be the Boshy is full of fun Easter eggs like this that will make you smile…… before making you cry.

Do You Have The Skills?

There is a reason that I Wanna Be the Boshy is so popular with streamers. It is super tough! This is a platform game where you have to move at 100 miles per hour. This is a platforming game that pretty much gives you no time to think. It is all about your reactions and how quick you can react to what is happening. You have to have one eye on what is right in front of you and the other eye on what is coming next. It really is tense stuff and there is a lot of trial and error here. What I think shows how good this game is, is the way that it can be very frustrating, but the game is so much fun you think that if you have just one more try, you will get past that section which has seen you die 2 thousand times. I would say that the gameplay feels like a cross between Super Meat Boy and Super Ghouls & Ghosts so that right there tells you what a tough time you are in for.


I had such a great time with I Wanna Be the Boshy and let me tell you that you do not have to know anything about Boshytime to have fun with this game. The constant barrage of video game references never gets old and you are genuinely always wondering what the heck is coming next. From Street Fighter, Hello Kitty, Super Mario, Castlevania and many more. Plus the platforming action is awesome! If you think you are a master platformer, you need to play this game to really put your skills to the test.


  • Awesome video game references
  • Platforming is actually very tight
  • You never know what is coming next
  • Great to play with your friends
  • It is frustrating and fun at the same time


  • It is very addictive
  • You will always want to have just one more go

Download I Wanna Be the Boshy


System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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