It’s been over two months since the launch of Elden Ring and we’ve seen plenty of fans trying their luck with some weird controllers. This time we saw Rudeism use a Fisher-Price toy controller, turning it into a working Xbox controller.
Unveiling his latest work on Twitter, Rudeism, which calls itself a “creator of weird controllers”, has now modified the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn controller. Inspired by a Wario64 jokingly, he posted a short video, confirming that he “still has all the sounds that come in the box but can also play games”, demonstrating this with Elden Ring.
Rudeism’s video describes the challenges of adapting this featured toy controller. Because there is no right analog stick, he explains that he had to use the mode switch that normally changes the controller from music to numbers. Once switched, the left stick then registers as the right stick, also swapping out multiple face buttons for start, select, and guide buttons.
There are also only two bumper buttons, but when tilted left or right, these buttons switch between LT/LB and RT/RB. As such, it’s certainly a much more limited experience, although
here is the Fisher Price Xbox controller in action! let me know what games you’d like to see me play with it and thanks to @Wario64 for the flippant joke that inspired me to make this happen 😂 pic.twitter.com/3OETvcsEsIMay 1, 2022
Speaking to IGN, Rudeism also explained their build process. Calling it a “super tight fit – I had to get a Stanley knife to cut off the USB port just so I could squeeze it in there”, IGN later commented that it made it “one of the cleanest versions of Rudeism ever.” “.
As mentioned earlier, Rudeism is well known for its use of unusual controllers in games. Last October, he saw him beat dark souls 3 using Morse code, he finished Hades using a real grenade, winning a crown in Fall Guys using a guitar, or defeating many Dark Souls bosses with a frying pan controller.
Elden Ring is clearly a fan favorite
While it’s certainly an unusual sight, perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised to see this attempted. Rudeism is far from the only modder to try unusual controllers, but using a baby toy controller that also retains its original functionality? It’s definitely a more inventive approach.
We’ve also seen some interesting take on the Elden Ring fan scene, including ZeroLenny’s recent attempt with DK Bongos. Used SuperLouis64 Fit Adventure Ring a week after launch, which was quickly followed by using a banana controller to beat Godrick with.
The incredible efforts don’t stop at the controllers either. One fan worked on an Elden Ring demake for Game Boy, another beat the entire game without taking damage last month, while speedrun scores continue to climb. Whatever your thoughts on Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s latest release isn’t going away anytime soon.