Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Beaten Using Two Pairs of Donkey Konga Bongos

By Andy Mills, 1 month ago
If you haven't heard already, FromSoftware's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — much like fellow Hidetaki Miyazaki-led series Dark Souls — is rather difficult. Similar to the Souls series, this already high level of challenge has inspired a few hardy folk to make things even more challenging for themselves. One such soul is 'ATwerkinYoshi' who recently beat the game using bongos from Donkey Konga.

Starting based on his theory that Sekiro is "just a really hard rhythm game", ATwerkinYoshi then put that to quite possibly the ultimate test by connecting two sets of Donkey Konga bongos via a Gamecube controller adaptor, tweaking some controller settings — which meant he lost the ability to move the in-game camera — before beginning a playthrough that took over 10 hours in total and came in at 131 deaths, with nearly a quarter of those deaths coming against the final boss by itself. The entire run has been archived on Twitch, but for those who want a taste first, he has uploaded the successful attempt against the game's final boss to YouTube which you can check out below (spoilers, obviously).


For those that want to try the challenge for themselves, ATwerkinYoshi has shared his set-up on Imgur. But what's next for ATwerkinYoshi himself? According to a celebratory Tweet, he needs to dust off his DDR pad so perhaps we'll see him again soon.

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Andy Mills
Written by Andy Mills
Just one of the fine Newshounds on TrueAchievements. An achievement hunter, and a lover of all kinds of games.