Friday, May 21, 2010

Super Mario Brothers on a Dance Pad (Newest Older ExerGame)

Nick Hagman (AKA DJ17Nario) has hacked lots of things including using a Guitar Hero (via to play Virtua Figher but in the more physically demanding arena, he played (and beat it on the 15th take) Super Mario Brothers on NES Virtual Console on the Wii and used the NES dance pad as the controller. Remember when games could be finished in 10 minutes (after lots of practice)? 

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Game controller 1
Now my question is can either the NES dance pad or the newer Wii dance pads or Outdoor Challenge pads can be used as alternate game controllers on current Wii titles?
[Images via Joystiq & LiftLab]

Be sure to check out Judy Shasek's Footgaming site for all matters related to playing hundreds of PC (Flash-based) games using a dance pad and pc controller/adapter. 
FootGaming with FootPOWR

In less than a week we will be putting the wraps on the biggest and best Games for Health Conference in Boston, MA. With 6 different tracks including ExerGaming/Active Gaming, Games for Sensorimotor Rehab, Cognitive & Emotional Health and more, there will be plenty to see and do. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@syangman) and this blog for more exciting details of the G4H 2010 and be sure to use the hashtag #GFH2010. Check out some highlights from last year’s conference and many of the great speakers we had lined up. 

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