From the awesome Offworld comes this NES rom recommendation called D-Pad Hero - a remake of familiar music-rhythm games but with a twist. Rather than simulating a DJ console, guitar or drums, what we have here is a NES controller onscreen with corresponding buttons mapped to your gamepad or keyboard. Press a button and the correct arrow key at the right time to increase your 'awesome' gauge, but miss a couple and your final score suffers.

The game requires a working emulator to play (whether it's for Windows, Mac or Linux). Funnily enough, the developers had even started an online petition in hopes of getting adequate support for a possible Wii Virtual Console release.

D-Pad Hero
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