[games_access] Super Mario Bros. Wii - "Super Guide" (aka DemoPlay) accessibility feature

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 16 14:29:05 EST 2009


RJ Cooper's done a nice job there (first I'd seen of it, thanks) - but Assistive Technology Partner's AbleGames 2009 had the first switch adapted Guitar Hero guitar to my knowledge: http://www.uchsc.edu/atp/events_AbleGames.html

Gavin Philips there did say that the beginner mode suited one-switch play (strum only), making it the far more accessible option out of Rock Band and Guitar Hero for some.

To be honest, I really wish both Harmonix and Activision would allow standard joypads to be used with a versatile reconfiguration option. Going down the adaptation route is a right pain for most people, and completely unnecessary. Anyway - strum only mode would be lovely for Harmonix to include in future versions. I think this was first seen in Um Jammer Lammy for the PSone.

Barrie





From: David Banes
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 6:51 PM
To: Barrie Ellis ; IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Cc: Henry Allcock
Subject: RE: [games_access] Super Mario Bros. Wii - "Super Guide" (aka DemoPlay) accessibility feature


Not seen this before but looks like fun



http://bit.ly/rXGUb




>From RJ Cooper




David Banes
Director of Development


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From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of Barrie Ellis
Sent: 16 November 2009 18:36
To: games_access at igda.org
Subject: [games_access] Super Mario Bros. Wii - "Super Guide" (aka Demo Play) accessibility feature



Really good review over at Game Forward of Super Mario Bros. on the Wii. There were hopes that this would be a really accessible little game, but it sounds like Nintendo have missed a simple opportunity (again) to include classic controller compatibility.



http://gamefwd.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=260:fwd-progress-11-16-2009-new-super-mario-bros-wii-hands-on&catid=1:site&Itemid=4



On a slightly different note - a bit more on the history of the rewind feature seen in Forza 3 and apparently first in "Grid" for a racing game:



http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2009/10/06/why-rewind-is-the-best-thing-to-happen-to-racers/comment-page-2/



Barrie


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