Brandon Boyer

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Right, we’re only a few hours in and it’s going to be hard to top this for best new development of the week: following remakes on the Commodore 64 and text adventures, Kent ‘SnowBro’ Hansen and Andreas Pedersen have created D+Pad Hero — rhythm action for the NES — and it’s entirely excellent.

The game uses a bizarre mix of DDR arrows with Rock Band-like strums (and, smartly, its responsive audience): only the A and B buttons are used to hit notes, but overlaid arrows are this game’s version of colored fret-buttons. The result is a game that feels like learning to walk all over again (and is strongly recommended for a joypad only), but genuinely comes together as you stick with it.

Included are Hansen’s chiptune remixes of G’n’R’s Sweet Child of Mine, A-Ha’s The Swing of Things, Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, and Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel (and oh man are Jackson’s yips and ooh-hoos cute in blip-form).

Grab an emulator, grab the rom, and let us know how you perform via the comments (my Sweet Child record currently stands at a paltry 16350, with 411 hits and 199 misses).

D+Pad Hero

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