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The first Fisher-Price children’s game board was modified to play Elden Ring.

Never thought I’d write about this My Baby Fisher Price board game again, but here we are: a designer turned a cheap game full of melodies into an Xbox controller with everything you need to play Ring Elden. Incredibly, he did it without losing anything. Fisher-Price game and educational console. Built-in sound effects. This means you can now pair Malenia’s runs with classic nursery rhymes like “1, 2, 3, 4, your score goes up! and “Orange, purple, white, pink, green, red and blue, cool!” »

It’s not surprising if you’ve already heard the moniker “rude” Dylan Beck, because he’s actually one of the least ambitious controllers who stunned a New Zealander and fired a Twitch streamer is the Man who beats Dark Souls 3 with “Morse code.” The lightsaber and motion-controlled electric gloves were created for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and forged. His own controls are the shutter, swing and horn for Untitled Game of the Goose. You can see it all in the tweets below:

But the roughness tells Edge that the new Fisher-Price mod is one of his favorites, “because of its utterly clean look.” After some fiddling, he was able to cram in a full Arduino Pro Micro, a gimbal joystick (since the original Fisher-Price “joystick” was really just a button), and some microtransformers to make the original joystick clickable but not electric. “shoulder buttons” are also in real buttons.

However, all of Fisher-Price’s original buttons still work – all the way back to Konami Code’s Easter egg – because he placed the Arduino on the back of his input, soldering it directly to the pre-existing board. Yes, he pretty much plays games with a real Fisher-Price controller rather than just using a Fisher-Price controller as a shell. However, you have to plug it in: “Unfortunately, there isn’t much room for batteries,” he says, because the Arduino takes up that space.

How can he remove all of the Xbox buttons from those limited controls, you ask? Well, you can’t do it all at once. But it does feature a Fisher-Price slider as a mode selector that lets you always use either the left or right analog stick, and access the start, select, and directional buttons on A, B, and C. “Bumpers” can be bumpers. and fire on their own as they hit different switches depending on whether you swing them left or right.

Shameless says it was an indeterminate project for two weeks and she started out as a joke: Bargain hunter Wario64 tweeted that the gamepad would be “perfect for Elden Ring” and decided to test it out. Unfortunately, there are still no word shots of the bosses destroying the children’s game board, but he says he plans to play through the entire game this way (he also makes a YouTube video if you want that too). “Try it.” The total budget was $20 including the console itself, but admittedly it wasn’t the old 3D printer he used to make brackets to hold the joystick and switches.

I don’t know if I’ll ever build one out of my two year old’s pillow, but I’d love to see that big set of plastic and mugs in the headlines again.

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