New Hack To Play Super Mario With Kinect

Remember the Kinect hack that let you transform a regular wooden stick into a lightsaber? Now Yankeyan – the YouTube member who brought us the hack is on to it once again. But this one is better. The new proof of concept video lets the user play the popular Super Mario using gesture controls. In … Continue reading

Remember the Kinect hack that let you transform a regular wooden stick into a lightsaber? Now Yankeyan – the YouTube member who brought us the hack is on to it once again. But this one is better. The new proof of concept video lets the user play the popular Super Mario using gesture controls. In a video posted recently that shows us this new hack, Yankeyan explains,

“Proof of concept. Celebrating 25 years of Mario.

I programmed it to recognize my motions and passed the virtual button presses to the NES emulator. I could have placed a simulated keypad right in front of me that I can press with my hands, but I thought full body gestures were more in the spirit of Kinect. Of course, Mario isn’t designed to be played like this, so this is really really hard.

Drivers using OpenKinect, NES emulation using FCEUX.”

Check out the video below. Don’t you feel excited about wanting to play this game yourself?