Guy beats Dark Souls with DK Bongos

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That was a scary couple of minutes there while I dug through storage to confirm that, yes, my DK Bongos and copy of Donkey Konga have not vanished in recent years. My drum-whacking abilities have since dried up, though. Big mistake trying to play this silly rhythm game again in 2015.

While I couldn’t keep up with such hit songs as “Dancing in the Street” and “Kirby: Right Back At Ya,” here’s streamer Benjamin “bearzly” Gwin using the plastic bongos to clear Dark Souls in under five and a half hours. That’s faster than I can complete the game with a normal gamepad.

Previously, he accomplished a similar feat using the Rock Band guitar and drum controllers.

I’m going to leave now.

Part one, part two [Twitch via Rock, Paper, Shotgun]

Okay, I’m back, because you’re probably wondering how he pulled this off given that the DK Bongos have far fewer physical inputs than a normal controller.

Gwin “spent about a month” creating custom software that would allow him to cycle through all of the in-game actions needed to theoretically beat Dark Souls. And then he beat it.


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