HanDcapableSean Flawlessly Clears Old Games with His Chin

Published: December 21, 2021 9:57 AM /


A still from a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III run by HanDcapableSean.

With the help of specially-adapted controllers and other equipment, many people are able to enjoy their favorite games. One of these folks, known as HanDcapableSean, is a Twitch streamer who manages to beat older titles without dying by using nothing but his chin to control the game.

HanDcapableSean is a speedrunner who specializes in NES and SNES games, including some of the systems' more difficult titles. In the past, he's beaten games such as Actraiser 2, Castlevania, Castlevania 3, Zelda II, Contra, Ninja Gaiden, Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, and the entire Donkey Kong franchise. Most of the time he's also managed to get through these games without losing a single life. In his most recent run, he managed to beat Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III for the NES without any deaths.

How does HanDcapableSean do it? Sean's ability to play these old games with chin controls is done with the help of a specially-adapted controller as well as software that allows him to remap controller inputs. Software and hardware that makes games more accessible have come a long way, and the skills of people like HanDcapableSean prove it.

You can find HanDcapableSean on Twitch and Twitter.


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