Super Mario Bros. Beaten With A Dance Mat

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Posted by Jeff (3577 posts) -

If you've been listening to the podcast, you might have heard us talking about a fellow named Nick Hagman, who recently beat Castlevania using a dance mat instead of a regular controller.

Well, he's completed his next task. He's beaten Super Mario Bros. with a dance mat. Total madness, I know.

If you'd like to watch his run, it's embedded below. He's sped-up some of the slower parts to make the video size a bit more manageable, which is nice.
  

  
Not going to lie here, dudes, I'm pretty impressed... which is why I'm posting it here, now. Congratulations, Mr. Hagman!
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#1 Posted by Jeff (3577 posts) -

If you've been listening to the podcast, you might have heard us talking about a fellow named Nick Hagman, who recently beat Castlevania using a dance mat instead of a regular controller.

Well, he's completed his next task. He's beaten Super Mario Bros. with a dance mat. Total madness, I know.

If you'd like to watch his run, it's embedded below. He's sped-up some of the slower parts to make the video size a bit more manageable, which is nice.
  

  
Not going to lie here, dudes, I'm pretty impressed... which is why I'm posting it here, now. Congratulations, Mr. Hagman!
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#2 Edited by drac96 (670 posts) -

This is just awesome! It makes me want to try it out.

#3 Posted by JJOR64 (18987 posts) -

This dude is an animal.  I tried to play Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with a dance pad before and I did really bad.

#4 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

It's scary, the level of commitment needed to do something like this is mind blowing.

#5 Posted by capthavic (159 posts) -

awesome
#6 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

Cool bro. I wish I could do something this nerdy/cool.  :P

#7 Posted by DryvBy (249 posts) -

I beat someone in Soul Calibur II using a dance mat at a gaming hot-spot in Texas once. It was a life achievement. Sadly, my real-life "gamer score" sucks for other life achievements.

#8 Posted by Fbomb (1168 posts) -

Dude's toes are freaky looking

#9 Posted by Spoonybard37 (300 posts) -

Supa smooth!

#10 Posted by Undeadpool (4935 posts) -

Holy crap in a hat!

#11 Edited by Brackynews (4082 posts) -

If this keeps up at its current pace, in a couple years someone is actually going to beat Dance Dance Revolution with a dance mat.  And for the first time it will seem like a cool idea. :-p

#12 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4604 posts) -

Daaaance the night away...

#13 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Dang. Nice!

#14 Posted by harvey_the_pooka (271 posts) -

W   O   W

#15 Posted by cooljammer00 (1715 posts) -

But why

#16 Posted by Relys (984 posts) -

That was awesome!

#17 Posted by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

Damn.. That's wack.

#18 Edited by whospilgrim (23 posts) -

If this mother hubbard beats either of those 2 other games with a dance pad I'll be pissed.  Impressed, but pissed.  I spent so many hours as a youth losing my life to those two games amongst others.

#19 Posted by BenderUnit22 (1493 posts) -

Fun fact: Starcraft pros actually hotkey all their units on a dance pad.

#20 Posted by Siepher (255 posts) -
@BenderUnit22 said:
" Fun fact: Starcraft pros actually hotkey all their units on a dance pad. "
... 
 
Seriously? It wouldn't surprise me.
#21 Posted by killzeek (19 posts) -

Interesting yet fascinating 

#22 Posted by TobyD81 (1227 posts) -

DO THE MARIO!!! That was amazing.

#23 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -

Absolutely incredible. 
 
Now do Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

#24 Posted by buzz_clik (6975 posts) -

The end of that was bloody intense. Well done to that man! A very commendable way to waste one's time, fer sure.

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#25 Posted by diminian (36 posts) -

Good stuff bro, good to see people are still out there trying new things.

#26 Posted by Hannibal (863 posts) -
@cooljammer00 said:
" But why "
Something about this made me LMFAO. 
 
Seriously, I'm glad there are people out there doing this kind of thing but it would also never be me.
#27 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2908 posts) -

I'm more impressed that he beat Castlevania with it. That game is ridiculously hard.

#28 Posted by Daveyo520 (6740 posts) -

Okay, that's impressive.

#29 Posted by ch3burashka (5062 posts) -

Breaking news: Modern Warfare 2 beaten with a dance pad!

#30 Posted by Yit (761 posts) -

It wouldn't be all that impressive if he wasn't using his feet.

#31 Posted by Crono (2666 posts) -

hope he does MM2 next.

#32 Posted by RavenShade83 (58 posts) -

You can't beat mega man 2 with a dance pad. I heard your face lights on fire if you even try.

#33 Posted by bossman (100 posts) -

The real question here is, why would anyone ever do this?

#34 Posted by Kayrack (297 posts) -

ummmm wow!

#35 Posted by BattleShinobi (78 posts) -
@RavenShade83:  OMG LOL That explains so much. Now I know why there are no MM2 dance pad videos. Classic!
#36 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -

Does the dude have a Giant Bomb profile?

#37 Posted by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -

That was awesome. I want to see him scream at megaman. That stupid horrible awesome game.

#38 Posted by TotalEklypse (1000 posts) -

my hero

#39 Posted by Nario (92 posts) -
@takua108 said:
" Does the dude have a Giant Bomb profile? "
Right back at ya! I blogged about it, and I guess Jeff Gerstmann may have seen it?
 
In any case, I am VERY HONORED to be posted on the front page of Giant Bomb! I've been following this site from the very beginning and I consider myself a huge fanboy of this place, so it means much more than anyone could possibly know to have my video shared by Jeff Gerstmann himself. Totally surreal.
 
Thanks for all of the overwhelmingly positive feedback, duders!
#40 Posted by Cheapoz (1064 posts) -

Sensational. 
 
I don't think I've EVER beaten SMB1, start-to-finish.

#41 Posted by MHumphreys89 (714 posts) -

If you think about it it's really just a long-ass, slow dance; still very impressive.

#42 Posted by Veektarius (4813 posts) -

I never knew you could sprint in SMB

#43 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -
@Nario: Awesome, I hope the news post gets updated to link to your profile :D
#44 Posted by SPACETURTLE (1622 posts) -

Mmm... Delicious feet!

#45 Edited by Kajaah117 (1070 posts) -
@Veektarius said:

" I never knew you could sprint in SMB "

How have you been living your life, sir? This is mandatory information. 
 
How did you handle the flags at the end of the levels? 
 
@Nario: Congratulations dude! That looks incredibly hard to do and you can really hear the nervousness and anticipation in your voice towards the end. Good work. 
 
P.S. You sound like Rocco from Mega 64. =P
#46 Posted by Teaspoon83 (624 posts) -
@Veektarius: I am....... wow. I don't want to believe what you say at all. I mean.... you had two buttons, TWO! Run/Flower Spit and Jump....... TWO!
#47 Posted by Landon (4143 posts) -

Oh crap, is this a new quest?

#48 Posted by Sil3n7 (1189 posts) -

Rad.

#49 Posted by Nario (92 posts) -
@Kajaah117 said:
@Nario: Congratulations dude! That looks incredibly hard to do and you can really hear the nervousness and anticipation in your voice towards the end. Good work.
Thank you. :) I was really worried there near the end, because there aren't any mushrooms in 8-4, and I need at least a mushroom to get past Bowser, just as you saw at the end.
#50 Posted by Light_Bahamut (193 posts) -

Duder, very impressive. Bet your calf muscles were burning.

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