Streamer Speedruns Super Mario Odyssey on Dance Pad

Each week we bring you two moments, one of epic success, someone who absolutely nailed it! And another of an epic failure, someone who totally failed it. This week for the Nailed It we visit a streamer who did the impossible in an unexpected way. PeekingBoo finished Super Mario Odyssey in a speedrun using a Dance Dance Revolution pad as his controller.

He’s Got Moves

The European Speedrunner Assembly was holding an event to raise money for Coronavirus (Covid-19) relief. Speedrunning has long been a successful way to raise charitable efforts in the gaming world. In the gaming world, it’s also become a favorite past time of challenge seekers to beat games in odd ways. It was a matter of time before the two worlds met and it’s not the first time. One year at GamesDoneQuick two players blindfolded themselves, operated one side of an NES controller each, and beat Mike Tyson’s Punch Out.

PeekingBoo had hooked up a Dance Dance Revolution Pad and boogied his way to victory in Super Mario Odyssey. He beat the game in under an hour and a half. His reaction was quite tame compared to the feat he had achieved. You can watch the full video below, but we have it marked just second before he finishes his run.

Super Mario Odyssey [Any% (DancePad)] by PeekingBoo – #ESACoronaRelief

This run was recorded live at ESA Corona Relief, which took place from 28th to 31st May, 2020. The event is over, but you can still donate to Save the Childr…

Check out this week’s Failed It, featuring streamer Leffen saying he’d rather flip burgers than be a streamer.

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About The Author

Robbie Landis Host of the CheckpointXP National Show, Other Identity comic book podcast and a Dungeon Master. Robbie Landis has been playing games since Yoshi's Cookie Factory was released on the NES. He enjoys RPGs, APEX Legends and World of Warcraft.

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