Hades, Supergiant Games' Greek-themed roguelike, may be a Pretty tough game. But an intrepid Twitch streamer took it upon himself to rise to the challenge by beating the game in an incredibly non-traditional way: using a controller made out of an actual grenade.
Grenades are a big part of the game, serving as useful power-ups , and they also have a important place in Greek Mythology . But I never imagined that anyone could use a real grenade to defeat the final boss.
To craft the controller, streamer Dylan "Rudeism" Beck cut a grenade into 10 pieces, wired the pieces to a MakeyMakey PCB to make them act as capacitive touch buttons, and glued a ground wire from his arm to the card. Here is how the machine works, according to Beck : "My arm will be connected to the MakeyMakey via the earth wire, then when I touch one of the grenades, it then creates a loop between me, the grenade and the circuit board, and that's what makes the inputs.
You can watch Beck put the controller together (and make his first attempt to beat the game with it) in this video :
Beck first tried playing the game with a grenade six days ago , and he Ha was grinding has been running ever since, chasing an elusive escape from the Underworld. Overnight Beck finally did it, successfully defeating the game's final boss in an epic battle which includedBreathtaking controller failures.
This isn't Beck's first attempt to play a game with a non-traditional controller - it's actually kind of thing . Among other notable achievements, he won a round of the adorable Battle Royale Fall Guys platformer with jelly beans .