It's Boshy time! This is an information repository for "I Wanna Be The Boshy" (IWBTB), Solgryn's insanely difficult 2010 platformer.

Download IWBTB (for free!) from Solgryn's site: I Wanna Be The Boshy


# Name Miniboss /
Boss Notes
1 Prehistorik 2 Spider

Hello Kitty

2 Kirby's Adventure Kracko,
King Dedede


3 Cheetahmen II Gastly


Originally, Zubat was the challenge in this world.
4 VVVVVV Gravitron


5 Wario Land None


6 Castlevania Gradius

Skeleton King

7 Random World None

Mega Man

Two parts: Milon's Secret Castle and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
8 Mega Man None

Shang Tsung

9 Kid Icarus Fire miniboss


The boss was originally Bomberman from the Bomberman series.
10 Ninja Gaiden Ryu Hayabusa


11 Mario Desert Final Tower None
12 Final Path None


All main bosses from previous worlds (except for the Skeleton King, Mega Man, and Ganondorf, although Bomb Man from the Mega Man battle shows up) return and fight alongside Solgryn at one part. 


Starting characters are listed in the order they appear on the main screen, and secret characters are listed in the order they can be acquired.

Name From How to Unlock Special? Notes
Boshy I Wanna Be The Boshy n/a n/a The titular character, and your default avatar. In real life, BoshyTime is an I Wanna Be The Guy streamer of which this game was made for. He played every version up until release and even after.
Dig Dug Dig Dug n/a n/a The main character of the arcade game Dig Dug. In IWBTB, the Dig Dug music plays as you walk around as this character.
The Kid I Wanna Be The Guy n/a n/a The main character of IWBTB's precursor, I Wanna Be The Guy. Before beating the game and becoming The Guy, you're just The Kid.
Blob Blob's Adventure n/a n/a The main character of Blob's Adventure, one of Solgryn's earliest games. He appears in IWBTB shortly after the Skeleton King fight.
Pedobear 2channel / 4chan n/a n/a An Internet meme. Originally appeared on the Japanese forum 2channel, and rose to fame on 4chan, the American equivalent.
Ice Climbers Ice Climber n/a n/a The heroes of Ice Climber, who gained much of their modern day fame from the Super Smash Bros. franchise. In IWBTB, the second Ice Climber doesn't actually do anything, and won't get you killed if it runs into something.
Nyan Cat YouTube n/a n/a The star of its eponymous YouTube video, which was a viral Internet hit in 2011. In IWBTB, you are followed around by Nyan Cat's trademark rainbow, which can be a bit distracting.
Bubblun Bubble Bobble n/a n/a One of the two main characters of Bubble Bobble, a 1986 arcade game. Sometimes known as just "Bub".
Link The Legend of Zelda n/a n/a The famous hero of the Zelda franchise, from his original NES appearance.
Logi Bear n/a n/a "Logi" is the name of a Justin/Twitch streamer who no longer streams (as of Dec 2012) due to lack of stable Internet.
Quadrick Quadrick n/a n/a The main character of Quadrick, one of Solgryn's other games.
Meat Boy Meat Boy n/a n/a The title character of Meat Boy, the 2008 flash game that spawned the wildly successful Super Meat Boy. In IWBTB, he leaves behind his trail of gross meat juice.
Excite Bike Excitebike n/a n/a The player-controlled avatar from the 1984 NES game Excitebike.
Black Mage Final Fantasy n/a n/a The offensive magic class from the original NES Final Fantasy.
Megaman Mega Man n/a n/a The blue wonder from his self-titled series. Mega Man is also one of IWBTB's bosses.
Yoshi Super Mario World n/a n/a Mario's dinosaur companion, who first appeared in Super Mario World.
Ness EarthBound n/a n/a The main character of the SNES game Earthbound (MOTHER 2 in Japan), who gained additional fame from the Super Smash Bros. franchise.
Ope Mayhem n/a n/a The main character of Mayhem, one of Solgryn's other games.
Luigi Super Mario Bros. 2 Chest in Prehistorik (World 1) n/a Mario's brother, who hates King Boo and is frequently overlooked.
Mr. Game & Watch Game & Watch: Ball "Purchased" in Prehistorik (World 1; need Rupees from World 2) n/a A character that appeared in Nintendo's Game & Watch handhelds. More famous for his appearances in the Super Smash Bros. franchise.
Kirby Kirby's Adventure Chest in Dream Land (World 2) n/a The pink fluffball that started his own franchise. This version of Kirby is from the NES title Kirby's Adventure. Kirby also tries to kill you a few times in the Dream Land world.
Ryu Street Fighter II Beat Ryu on Average or harder Large bullets, high bullets One of the most iconic Street Fighter characters. Your sprite is huge, but your hitbox is the same size as other characters'.
Sagat Street Fighter II Chest in Wario Land (World 5) Large bullets, high bullets, slightly higher jump Another Street Fighter character. Your sprite is huge, but your hitbox is the same size as other characters'.
Quote Cave Story Chest in Cheetahmen (World 3; need Cake from World 5) n/a The silent protagonist of Cave Story, a 2004 freeware game.
Kappa Beat the secret Kappa boss (need Cake from World 5) n/a A emoticon expressing heavy sarcasm.
Simon Belmont Castlevania Chest in Castlevania (World 6) n/a The protagonist of the original Castlevania for the NES. A different version of Simon attempts to kill you in the Castlevania world.
Ash Ketchum Pokémon Red/Blue Chest in the secret Pokémon world n/a Better known as "Red", this is the protagonist of the Generation 1 Pokémon games.
Mario Super Mario Bros. Chest in the secret Mario world (need Metal Gear from World 7) n/a The infamous plumber once known as "Jumpman", who is also a boss in IWBTB.
Spike IWBTG/IWBTB Chest in Mega Man (World 8) n/a That goddamn thing that kills you all the time in both I Wanna Be The Guy and I Wanna Be The Boshy.
Pit Kid Icarus Chest in Kid Icarus (World 9) n/a A little cupid dude from Kid Icarus, who was eventually featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Arthur Ghosts'n Goblins Chest in Ninja Gaiden (World 10) Loses his armor after surviving for a long enough time. An unfortunate knight from Ghosts'n Goblins who just wants to rescue his girlfriend, dammit.
Solgryn I Wanna Be The Boshy Beat the game on Average or harder n/a The final boss of this game, in (much smaller) character form.
Dark Boshy I Wanna Be The Boshy Beat the game on Average or harder with all non-CD items Large bullets A mysterious "?" version of the beloved Boshy.
Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog Beat the game on Hardon with all non-CD items High jump, fast movement You're too slow!
Orc World of Warcraft Beat the secret Cheetahmen boss n/a A generic male orc from the Horde in World of Warcraft.


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