• YouTuber SuperLouis64 played "Super Mario 64" using a Kinect mod and an indoor trampoline
  • The mod also used a Joy-Con controller to move Mario forward and manipulate objects
  • SuperLouis64 also beat "Halo 3" using a Guitar Hero controller and a Ring Fit controller to play "Dark Souls 3"

The lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has made a lot of people gain weight, save for those who are diligent enough to find some time and exercise. But the government's stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of the virus also made room for some to think of ways to sweat it out while doing what they love to do.

Famed YouTuber SuperLouis64 did exactly that when he tinkered with a Kinect mod and a Nintendo Switch Joy-Con as a way to play “Super Mario 64.” While this might sound uninteresting, the vlogger, who became popular when he beat “Halo 3” using a Guitar Hero controller on Legendary difficulty last year, also threw in a mini-trampoline in the mix: while jumping in real life, Mario also jumps in the virtual world.

The Kinect mod on the other hand was utilized to detect his body's movement to control Mario's direction, while the Joy-Con was used to move the iconic video game character forward and manipulate objects.

Super Mario Run
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto says that they will continue using fixed-price models for its mobile games. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Anyone who has played “Super Mario 64” will know that Mario jumps a lot. One can only imagine how many times SuperLouis64 jumped until he faced Bowser. What made the stage challenging is that he literally had to spin around on the trampoline to mimic Mario's spinning move to defeat the final boss. This only proved that video games can be a good physical activity, too, provided that you play around with everyday objects and make a rig out of it.

SuperLouis64's ingenious way of staying active during the lockdown is an echo of what he wrote on his Twitter page: “I believe anything is possible with enough duct tape and foil. Let's change the way we play games.”

And he did. His legacy in the gaming world will only be forged when he mixes gaming gadgets with other gaming gadgets. He also made a Ring Fit adventure controller mode and played “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and “Dark Souls 3.” Think of it as a complete package: he plays video games while breaking a sweat at the same time. His exploits are far from a perfect game, though: it took him a month and 252 deaths to beat “Halo 3.”

Click here to watch SuperLouis64 play "Super Mario 64."