10 Steps to a Rhythm Heaven

Toe tapping your way from arrow stomping to drum solos

7) Group therapy
Okay. People aren’t going to want to watch you “perform” any of thementioned games, so your best shot at community action is eight-player linkup Daigasso! Band Brothers, bringing to life lushMIDI versions of Mario, Zelda and Fire Emblem themes. Play with those who haven’t followed our first six steps, however, and expect middlingMIDI music mush.

8) DIY Rhythm Game
Martin Leung, one of the Video Games Live pianists, plays the Mario theme while blindfolded. We propose something similar to test your gaming rhythm: download Super Mario Bros on the Virtual Console and attempt to complete world 1-1 while blindfolded, using only the music to guide you. Considering that music, speed of movement and level design are constants, this is completely doable.

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