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Gamer Beats Super Mario Galaxy Using DDR Dance Pad

by Javy Gwaltney on Dec 31, 2015 at 03:24 AM

Youtuber PeekingBoo has started a series dedicated to filming himself play games with the Dance Dance Revolution dance pad. There are videos of him playing  Splatoon, Super Mario Maker, Undertale, and now, perhaps most impressively, beating Super Mario Galaxy with the device.

Boo detailed the preparations he had to make for the run in an email:

"Super Mario Galaxy at the time was notorious for changing the way 3D Mario games were previously played by introducing motion controls, intuitive camera movements and aspect of gravity changes on oddly shaped objects. All of these aspects work well together when coupled with the free movement of a thumb on the analog stick and sitting still in the comfort of a chair, however on a dance pad every one of these gameplay innovations directly work against the player. Moving too much can result in involuntary Wii Remote Shakes, my general body movement makes it hard to point at the screen and I had to resort to strapping the thing to my arm because it proved to be a better solution than holding it in my hand."

You can watch the rest of his DDR  dance pad playthroughs here.