From frying pans to baguettes, Dylan “Rudeism” is known for turning everyday items into controllers for various games, like Overwatch or Dark Souls.
Most recently, he’s returned to beat Super Mario 64 with a single button. As simple as it may seem, it was no small task for Rudeism to complete the game.
Jumping, flying, dodging—all of the different actions required for Rudeism to beat Super Mario 64 were bound to a single red button. With so many actions assigned to one button, Rudeism differentiated between movements based on button press combinations. Essentially, Rudeism had to rely on Morse code to beat the game. By using long and short button presses, he was able to fully control Mario.
In total, it took Rudeism roughly six hours to complete the game despite the difficult constraints he put upon himself. While some may struggle to complete the game within six hours with a normal controller, it was just another accomplishment for Rudeism.
The New Zealand game designer has used many different controllers to play through games in the past, but he’s perhaps most known for his accomplishments in Overwatch. There, he’s captured the personalities of the different heroes with a variety of controllers. He’s played Mercy with a broom and used bananas to play as Winston.
While some may struggle through games without the handicap of a nontraditional controller, it’s safe to say Rudeism is ahead of the game. With Super Mario 64 complete, fans will have to wait to see what Rudeism can come up with next.