Kinect Lets Mario Make Some Moves on PC
Posted by Rich Gibbons
You are the world's most famous plumber!
Even among his years of hanging with talking toadstools, climbing around pipes and finding that Princesses aren't in the castle he originally expected, Mario has always been at the front of technological innovation. First widely popular home console = Check. First movie based on a computer game = Check. First NES character controlled by a human body = Check
That's right, Microsoft's new £130 Xbox add-on has once again been re-appropriated by the world's hackers, this time to control Super Mario Bros. on the PC. An NES game running on a PC being controlled by an Xbox peripheral; things don't get much more geek awesome than that.
Hackers have been putting Kinect to all kinds of inventive uses since the OpenKinect drivers were made available shortly after release, and this might be even more of a workout than Dance Central.
Would you go for a Kinect-controlled platformer like this?