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Watch a Man Play Mario 64 While Blindfolded

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But how can you tell which mushroom is which?

The Nintendo 64 masterpiece Super Mario 64 was the bane of my youth. It was one of the first three-dimensional platforming video games, and beyond tricky jump sequences, the game also had hundreds of puzzles to solve. But what would make a hard game even harder? Playing it blindfolded.

That’s exactly what the two guys of 62bitgaming attempted—and they succeeded. Last night the duo completed the game and beat Bowser. The player manning the controller covered his eyes with a standard-issue sleeping mask while the other shouted directions in his ear. Left! Right! Attack!

Beating Bowser (seen in the video here) while blind is a huge accomplishment, but the entire game is tough, from getting the first star to navigating the castle. Here’s the entire game from start to finish, over six hours of groping.

What’s next for the duo? Since it’s in 3D and slower than its predecessors, Mario 64 might actually be one of the easier Mario games to beat blindfolded. Call us when you’ve finished the high-speed last levels of the original Mario Bros.

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