Occasionally, I’ll try a “weird controller” challenge: I mean, playing things with a DDR mat is just a fun idea. But have you ever considered beating Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom bosses with an ocarina?
Reddit user gvmimi just did it. And for multiple fights, too!
I beat the Wind Temple Boss with my Ocarina as a controller
Here they are fighting the Wind Temple boss. And the Water Temple boss. And astonishingly, the Lightning Temple boss. Their goal is to beat the whole game with said Ocarina controller, which subs for a traditional control method for the Switch.
How are they doing it? As gvmimi notes: “I have a program on my computer that allows me to map different musical notes/frequencies to different inputs.” They also pointed out that they’ve cleared Breath of the Wild with an Ocarina, so their determination is now tenfold.
When I first experienced Tears of the Kingdom in complete isolation during the review period, I knew it was going to be big when it came to showing off emergent gameplay online (bold claim, I know!). There are just so many divergent puzzle solutions that it’s a blast to see how someone else handled a problem. In fact,I specifically sought out other people who also cleared a lot of puzzles by throwing a bunch of stuff in a pile until it built a giant contraption. It was straight out of that scene in Home Alone 2 where Marv builds a little structure to help him and Harry get out of the basement of Uncle Rob and Aunt Georgette’s townhouse.
Where was I? Oh, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a fun game to both play and watch: which is becoming a rarity as many other AAA games rely on old open world tropes.Read more on destructoid.com