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    Super Mario Bros.

    Game » consists of 19 releases. Released Sep 13, 1985

    Focusing on a humble plumber and his brother setting out to rescue a Princess who has been kidnapped by a vile lizard king, Super Mario Bros. is a platformer created by Shigeru Miyamoto, published by Nintendo, and is one of the best-selling video games of all time.

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    Edited By jeff

    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  Edited By jeff

    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

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

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    #3  Edited By JJOR64

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

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    #4  Edited By Linkyshinks

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

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    #5  Edited By capthavic

    awesome
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    #6  Edited By JJWeatherman

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

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    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.

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    #8  Edited By Fbomb

    Dude's toes are freaky looking

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    #9  Edited By Spoonybard37

    Supa smooth!

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    #10  Edited By Undeadpool

    Holy crap in a hat!

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    #11  Edited By Brackynews

    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

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    #12  Edited By MarkWahlberg

    Daaaance the night away...

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    #13  Edited By wefwefasdf

    Dang. Nice!

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    #14  Edited By harvey_the_pooka

    W   O   W

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    #15  Edited By cooljammer00

    But why

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    #16  Edited By Relys

    That was awesome!

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    #17  Edited By sjupp

    Damn.. That's wack.

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    #18  Edited By whospilgrim

    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.

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    #19  Edited By benderunit22

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

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    #20  Edited By Siepher
    @BenderUnit22 said:
    " Fun fact: Starcraft pros actually hotkey all their units on a dance pad. "
    ... 
     
    Seriously? It wouldn't surprise me.
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    #21  Edited By killzeek

    Interesting yet fascinating 

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    #22  Edited By TobyD81

    DO THE MARIO!!! That was amazing.

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    #23  Edited By takua108

    Absolutely incredible. 
     
    Now do Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

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    #24  Edited By buzz_clik

    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  Edited By diminian

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

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    #26  Edited By Hannibal
    @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.
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    I'm more impressed that he beat Castlevania with it. That game is ridiculously hard.

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    #28  Edited By Daveyo520

    Okay, that's impressive.

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    #29  Edited By ch3burashka

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

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    #30  Edited By Yit

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

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    #31  Edited By Crono

    hope he does MM2 next.

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    #32  Edited By RavenShade83

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

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    #33  Edited By bossman

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

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    #34  Edited By Kayrack

    ummmm wow!

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    @RavenShade83:  OMG LOL That explains so much. Now I know why there are no MM2 dance pad videos. Classic!
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    #36  Edited By takua108

    Does the dude have a Giant Bomb profile?

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    #37  Edited By danimal_furry

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

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    #38  Edited By TotalEklypse

    my hero

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    #39  Edited By Nario
    @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!
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    #40  Edited By Cheapoz

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

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

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    #42  Edited By veektarius

    I never knew you could sprint in SMB

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    #43  Edited By takua108
    @Nario: Awesome, I hope the news post gets updated to link to your profile :D
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    #44  Edited By spaceturtle

    Mmm... Delicious feet!

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    #45  Edited By Kajaah117
    @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
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    #46  Edited By Teaspoon83
    @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!
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    #47  Edited By landon

    Oh crap, is this a new quest?

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    #48  Edited By Sil3n7

    Rad.

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    #49  Edited By Nario
    @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.
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    #50  Edited By Light_Bahamut

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

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