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Super Mario Bros. Beaten With A Dance Mat

Will this reign of dance mat terror ever end???

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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Edited By Andorski

Great.  Now do it with a guitar controller.

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Edited By Light_Bahamut
@Yit said:
" It wouldn't be all that impressive if he wasn't using his feet. "
Captain Obvious states the obvious.
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Omg, if he does Mega Man 2, THAT will be wicked!

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I remember at a party I threw a few years back we tried to play a bunch of multiplayer games using dance mats.  Street Fighter 2 is fairly doable that way, and I managed to kick ass as E. Honda.  One game that was pure pain though, was Metal Slug 3.  I don't think any of us managed to get past the first boss.  Trying to run, jump, turn AND fire with just two feet was way too much.

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Quite the achievement indeed I have to say.   Should try Mega Man next. :P

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Geez, I don't know SMB well enough to play it with a plain old gamepad.  My legs ache just watching that.
 
I don't think they should call that thing a dance pad; for the most part it was just a foot controller, although about halfway through he does a pretty good Charleston :)

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@Darro said:
" Quite the achievement indeed I have to say.   Should try Mega Man next. :P "
I'd like to see the NES Ninja Gaiden trilogy! :P
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i hope he does megaman 2 :o

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Foot fetish video game nerds rejoice! Your perfect porn is finally here!
 
Great job duder =P I feel like I need to sit down after watching you stand so long haha.  Good thing im sitting down!
 
EDIT: Damn that was intense at the end there.

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I voted Mega Man 2 next. Seeing that beaten on a dance pad would be BRUTAL.

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@b33 said:
" i hope he does megaman 2 :o "

I'd rather see Megaman 9, so Jeff can kill himself.
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@Nario: Major props, duder. Having jokingly attempted to play a couple of PS1-era platformers using a dance mat, I can seriously appreciate the amount of effort required to re-program your brain and channel the thoughts into your feet. Congratulations, and I wish you all the best with your future endeavours.
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@Nario: You're on Giantbomb? You're a celebrity now sir!
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I was just about to say, try doing mega man 2 on the dance pad, and the guy is actually suggesting it himself! Nutter.

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Holy crap that is just amazing.

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thats was pretty cool but it did make me wonder about the time commitment of getting something like that done
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@Nario: OMFG!  YEEEEEEEES!!! 
 
Now...beat Contra on a dance pad.  T_T
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Cool

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That mat is more precise than I thought, you can actually play with it instead of against it.

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He sounds  like Rocco from Mega64.

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I once tried to employee a similar technique while playing tekken... didn't end well.

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@Nario: Way to go, bro! That is insane.
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Edited By Nario
@atomic_dumpling said:
" That mat is more precise than I thought, you can actually play with it instead of against it. "
Yeah! It's pretty much a standard D-Pad built specifically for your feet. Although, I must admit that sometimes I move left when I attempt to hit the B button because the pad will slide just enough for me to forget where I'm standing, so it's really my fault. :)
 
I just can't believe how much support I'm getting from you awesome duders. Thank you!
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Nice GB shoutout at the beginning.  Very meta seeing it in Jeff's post.

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I wanna see him beat Mega Man 2 with a dancepad.

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Doing that is crazy awesome, but suggesting to do the same with Mega Man 2 is just plain crazy. I want to see it!

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Megaman 2. I can't even beat that w/ a normal controller.

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Mega Man 2 is the "easy" Mega Man game, right?
 
Because that would at least be within the realm of possibility and would not blow my mind as completely as certain other Mega Man games.

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...Battletoads? 
 
No but seriously that was AWESOME. 

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@cooljammer00 said:
" But why "
lmao
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U-Toob spam. 

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F'n sweat, and MM2 for next game dude.
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Heh, Nario has totally gone viral.

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Not even 1,000 views. 
 
 
This should have...1,000,000 views!!!

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Absolutely crazy. But absolutely awesome!

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This guy is incredible, now I need to try and beat Super Mario Brothers with the controller...stupid 8-3.

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@BenderUnit22: I think there might actually be a market for that idea :P
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I'd say go do Ducktails next. 
I think attempting megaman 2 would leave you in 'development hell' along with Duke Nukem Forever. 
 
Also, holy shit, dance pad Mario.. I wouldn't have expected it to be possible.

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I am not going to lie but I can't play a dance game with a dance pad so I am super impressed.

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Damn, son! I take my hat off to you for that amazing feat of....feet. Also, I choose Mega Man 2, because it's Mega Man. Come on.

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Awesome. Mega Man 2 would be astonishing.

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THIS IS MADNESS!!!

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give this man the nobel peace price.

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@AlwaysAngry said:
" U-Toob spam.  "
YES! 
 
I vote for a topic lock and a warning to the poster :)
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lol the dude fucking captioned the video mentioning THIS article. 

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Awesome! I've been wanting to try some games with my 360 dance pad for ages! :)
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My head aspload.

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haha cool shit

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Nice work, now lets see the same approach go to the NES Megaman series.

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Mega Man 2 obviously! Holy crap, that was impressive!