Kinect used to control the original Super Mario Bros.

By Emil ยท 16 replies
Nov 28, 2010
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  1. In order to celebrate 25 years of Mario, a gamer who calls himself Yankeyan posted a video titled "Kinect as a Nintendo controller on the PC." In it, he shows himself playing the original Super Mario Bros. game using Microsoft's Kinect motion controller. He used drivers from OpenKinect and FCEUX's NES emulation to create the proof of concept.

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  2. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    Both are pretty gimmicky, but great proofs of concepts. oh the things people are coming up with now... lol
  3. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    Nice proof of concept. But, I would rather have seen some sort of gesture motion control. Jumping around will not go over well with the average person. Give mad props though for ingenuity.
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Actually that is exactly what is needed. Something needs to get those little lard butts off the couch and moving before they develop diabetes at 11. Install a cool enough reward system into these games and eventually you'll have kids moving.

    Show me a golfer that wouldn't play on this system? Or playing fighting games? If I were ten years old (let alone now) I'd much prefer to swing my fist to knock out someone than press a button.
  5. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Definitely a valid point.
  6. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    No need to go to the track or go for an early morning jog...just play this guy's concept of Mario Kinect, lol.
  7. Who in their right mind would want to play a game like that. Facepalm.
  8. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Hey, Mario has been, is, and always will be a classic that will never die! It may not have today's graphics, but it's still a GREAT game. It's sad to think that my generation was the last to see it before the newer consoles came out. But it will never be lost in time.
  9. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    He meant to play the game LIKE THAT.
  10. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Who let the BOTs out (who, who who, who who)?
  11. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Oh...yeah...I knew that :p
  12. This exactly.

    Nobody, as I am not a bot. Although if I was, I would have to say I might just be the most sophisticated bot on the planet. All guest posts are not by bots, contrary to what you may believe.
  13. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    No ones trying to play a game like that, he did it for the hell of it which you would know if you actually read the article, when are you ps3 extremist going to finally be quiet and let everyone enjoy kinect?
  14. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231


    He meant to play the game LIKE THAT.


    MAYBE.. But What the Hell, go and play with PS MOVE and post here if it more fun than this!
    PS3 Extremist!! (they have passe d the fanboy tittle long ago).
  15. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    I wasn't talking about you. At that time, some BOT managed to sign up to the site and double posted their usual crap.
  16. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Who even mentioned the Move, let alone the PS3?

    In reality, nobody would play Mario that way, but that doesn't mean that the fact he's playing it that way is bad. It is incredibly ingenious you could play the game that way, but it is simply impractical. Not until Kinect becomes what it was designed to be (a real controller replacement), buttons will be superior. It has nothing do with Move.
  17. bioflex

    bioflex TS Enthusiast Posts: 71

    and this is definitely one of the more reasons why i should get a kinect kit, i have got this cool concept of game control and i would really wanna try it out......have to get mu programming knowledge up first.....argghhhh.

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