Dear Sweet Crap I Suck At This Game
February 2, 2009 12:51 AM   Subscribe

Fire up your NES emulator and get ready to ROCK, chiptune-style. 4 whole songs! It's D-Pad Hero.

The controls are pretty visually explicit, but if you don't get it:
If a circle comes down the left channel, hit the A button as it crosses the line (ala guitar hero). Ditto right channel, B button. If the circle has an arrow in it, hold that direction on the d-pad (or keyboard) while pressing the button.

This game causes severe left-brain right-brain confusion, and don't be ashamed if you fail horribly at first. Also, it may cause you to unlearn how to play Dance Dance Revolution.
posted by tehloki (14 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
You weren't kidding about the left-right confusing thing. Geez. I'm pretty good at Dance Dance Revolution so I figured my fingers could handle it, but MAN.

Awesome find though!
posted by Phire at 1:47 AM on February 2, 2009

Seconding Phire. I'm usually pretty good at DDR and Beatmania and all those other games, but this one is really hard. Thanks!
posted by suedehead at 1:52 AM on February 2, 2009

It's not so bad with a controller, I just got the silver medal on Sweet Child of Mine using my USB SNES pad. I was expecting just novelty, but this game is actually really really fun. Like a combination of Rock Band and Street Fighter.
posted by tracert at 2:38 AM on February 2, 2009

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:30 AM on February 2, 2009

Holy hell that's hard. Really neat, though.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:19 AM on February 2, 2009

I'm at work so I can't check this out, but you're saying the default controls are B button for right and A button for left? Well, yeah, that'll cause some left-right confusion. Why on earth would they code it like that? That'd be like turning a steering wheel couterclockwise to turn the wheels right. If it's really a problem, go into the control setting on your emulator and remap the suckers.
posted by Liver at 7:42 AM on February 2, 2009

the way my keyboard is set up, there isn't any left right confusion other than my brain trying to frantically figure out which way the arrows (which all look the same) are pointing

posted by rubah at 8:00 AM on February 2, 2009

Hey Liver, check this out
posted by hellphish at 10:35 AM on February 2, 2009 [1 favorite]

Yep, that's a picture of an NES controller. No doubt. Still wondering why they'd code it so that you hit B for the right channel and A for left.
posted by Liver at 10:55 AM on February 2, 2009

Who though that the original nintendo was dead? Just listening to the video on their website brought memories racing back to me with the sound of 8 bit. This is a beautiful thing and I cannot wait to upload this to my emulator, hosted on my original XBOX in the living room. God I love technology.
posted by namewithhe1d at 11:21 AM on February 2, 2009

I've tried this on the FCEUGX from the Wii's Homebrew Channel, works like a charm and lets you play with an actual control pad. Great post.
posted by JHarris at 1:45 PM on February 2, 2009

posted by 5imian at 3:22 PM on February 2, 2009

I got a B on Sweet Child of Mine and The Way You Make Me Feel, and am inordinately proud of that. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger is still way out of my league.
posted by Phire at 12:21 AM on February 3, 2009

Liver: My post is wrong, it's B for left and A for right. I doubt a mod is going to change it now, though.
posted by tehloki at 10:11 PM on February 3, 2009

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