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Nimble gamer de-feets original Ninja Gaiden with DDR pad

Gaming achievements are subjective, and therefore hard to rate. Nevertheless, if we had to rank this video of the original Ninja Gaiden being played with a Dance Dance Revolution pad, we'd say it falls somewhere between completing Demon's Souls using Nintendo's R.O.B. and finishing Dead Space 2 with a Power Glove. Don't believe us? Judge for yourself:

This is the final video of an 13-part series documenting Nick 'Dancepad' Hagman's (aka DJ17Nario) eight month quest to happy-feet his way through the 1988 NES classic. As the gaming elite will surely note, this wasn't accomplished over one, continuous session. But then, the guy beat Ninja Gaiden using a frickin' dance pad, so we're inclined to let that particular detail slide.

To watch the entire journey, and Hagman's dance pad skills applied to other games, check out Hagman's YouTube page. Jazz hands!

[Source: DJ17Nario via Joystiq]

Mar 3, 2011

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5 comments

  • oddprophet - March 4, 2011 5:13 p.m.

    Is it just me who thinks he sounds a little like Link in "The Faces of Evil"?
  • FauxFurry - March 4, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    Can anyone beat that with the Kinect? That reminds me of one of the 'achievements' of sorts mentioned by one of the staffers at Nintendo Power when Ninja Gaiden was still that new hotness, though he beat the beast with a standard NES control pad wielded by naught but his tootsies, a feat made less impressive by comparisson to the other staffer who beat the game with the monitor turned off. It seems that as obsessed as one person can be with a game, there is often someone even more in sync with the game than they are. "ftsing controlled"...what, is that what one calls it when it chimp uses his prehensile feet to play a game, ReCaptcha? I think that it would be more impressive that a chimp could beat Ninja Gaiden at all than the fact that he could play with his secondary hands.
  • Ariaka - March 4, 2011 6:40 a.m.

    This guy is my hero. Only thing I did on a DDR Pad was Chrono Trigger (PSX) XD
  • avantguardian - March 4, 2011 6:05 a.m.

    "this is tough!" ummmmm...yeah dude. most of us simply lack the patience.
  • Robx - March 4, 2011 2:45 a.m.

    Screw that, I beated super mario without jumping. No really I don't know if this is called talent or extreme boredom, but the dude did well. The child heroic voice...nvm that.

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