Seriously. Some dude beat Super Mario 64 using nothing but his feet… and got every star. Have some doubt? Well, here’s a video of him getting every star in the clock level (suggested by the excitable SpiderHyphenMan, who also sent me the tip), with an inset of his feet working the controller. There is a bit of editing, but only when he fucks up (he returns to the spot where he feel, etc.) or speeds time up when Mario needs to stand still (you’ll see). Oh, and here’s a site with links to him beating every other level in the game. Can I tell you my favorite part about this achievement? It’s that this dude does all this wears socks. Because feet are gross.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.