Chiptune artist makes music with his feet
8th Jul 2008 | 12:15
NES Power Pad becomes instrument
In a scene that's reminiscent of the one in Big that features Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia playing a floor-mounted, foot-operated piano, Seth Sternberger of chiptune duo 8 Bit Weapon has posted a clip of himself playing one of his band's songs on a modified version of the NES Power Pad peripheral.
A few old parts from local shops and eBay were used to adapt the Power Pad, which was originally released as a fitness accessory for the NES back in 1986.
Watching the video, MusicRadar was impressed by Sternberger's movement and timing, though his performance does call to mind a man trying to stamp out the last embers of a campfire.