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    Exclamation Think you got button skillz?! Vid of Takahashi Meijin - 16 shots a second

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ4lmAFB7d4

    Redefines the term auto-fire imho.

    He's a good sport. I love this 1UP video where 'the master' tells everyone they need more training.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tieu1PH3y8
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    Default hmmm...

    Is this a useful skill. I'm thinking that most fire buttions, or games, can't register that many button presses that quickly? Where would he have an advantage?

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    Man, his hand looks like its set at "Vibrate". If I ever need a melon-splitting, bottle-opening, autofire partner for Raiden, I'll know who to call.
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    I can do that, at about that speed.

    A few of the mario party games had mini games that boiled down to "hit a certain button as many times as you can in a certain amount of time", and using that same sort of "vibrating" technique, I usually more than doubled everyone else's score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FantasiaWHT View Post
    I can do that, at about that speed.
    That's what I thought when I saw it. My girlfriend says I'm faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FantasiaWHT View Post
    I can do that, at about that speed.

    A few of the mario party games had mini games that boiled down to "hit a certain button as many times as you can in a certain amount of time", and using that same sort of "vibrating" technique, I usually more than doubled everyone else's score.
    Bullshit Mr Han Man.

    There is only one Takahashi Meijin, I don't believe you can pull off the 16-shot.

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    A friend in high school was able to keep up with the turbo at full speed on my SNES arcade controller. I don't know how fast that makes him but I never bothered to try and beat him.

    I've sent the videos along to him to crush his spirit

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    ah ha, I knew I wasn't the only one that used that method. It really is helpful in a lot of different games, and I've destroyed people in Mario Party using that. Maybe not as fast as the guy in the video, but enough to ge the upper hand when games require pressing buttons as much as possible. Mortal KombatTest your might is good for this.

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    I'm always summoned as the button-mashing guy for games like Paper Mario or Mario Party. I've also smoked 'Run! Run! Run!' on the Game Boy Camera in 14.88 seconds and got the flag up as well. I'm a drummer and I can play guitar and a few other instruments as well, so I've got pretty good dexterity and speed. When I do it I actually use my thumb and do a rocking/twisting motion with my hand, though.

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    Gee i wonder how he honed his rapid hand skills :P
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    Some of us have crazy thumbs..... some of us bought TG-16s

    This guy has always seemed super cool. I thought I read the Adventure Island guy (master Higgins or whatever) was supposed to be him. Which is funny 'cause I was thinking, why the hell would you need crazy button-mashing skills in Adventure Island. Then I realized the only game in the series I played through was New Adventure Island, and I always had the turbo switches up full-bore for the boss fights

    So, either way, right on Takahashi Meijin!


    /edit: Didn't Hudson soft make a little button-mashing-counter-toy in japan to see if kids could keep up with him?
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    I have never heard of this guy before has he been the button mashing king since the late 80s or something? i mean the first adventure island game dropped awhile ago 1986 in japan by my count. Also this guy looks absolutely NOTHING like master higgins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R.Sakai View Post
    Some of us have crazy thumbs..... some of us bought TG-16s

    /edit: Didn't Hudson soft make a little button-mashing-counter-toy in japan to see if kids could keep up with him?

    Yes, called the Shooting Watch. There is a homebrew DS software that replicates it's functions (and has online high scores!) http://files-ds-scene.net/shooting_watch/

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    I can do that, but my forearm starts hurting after 4 seconds.

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    I remember seeing this maaaany years ago in the legendary Super Play magazine. I never quite 'got it' back then and I'm not quite sure I do now. But still...

    Iirc this has other games as well as hammering the buttons, like Simon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSparkle View Post
    I have never heard of this guy before has he been the button mashing king since the late 80s or something? i mean the first adventure island game dropped awhile ago 1986 in japan by my count. Also this guy looks absolutely NOTHING like master higgins.
    I'm on the PS3 at the moment, so grabbing a link is a bit tough, but there was like a 4 page interview with the guy recently where he talked about getting his job at hudson back in the ealry 80's, and they used him as a mascot for all sorts of things when they started getting huge with nintendo. I'll see if I can dig up a link here later once I can get back at the pc tonight.

    /edit: Or, you know, I suppose we both could've watched the second video posted where they showed the little counter toy AND refer to him as Master Higgins ..... doh, hehe
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    I bet that guy just absolutely pwns at Track And Field.

    And I want a Super Shooting Watch. Those things look awesome.
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    Is that the guy they built the rapid-fire challenge mode in Star Soldier R as a homage to?

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    I thought I was the only one to apply that vibrating seizure trick to videogames. I do it all the time for mario parties and track and field etc. It totally works and I always win in those events.

    Now I am slightly depressed knowing there's more of me. Kind of like Hancock.

    I vibrate much faster than him though. Sounds kind of perverted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponyone View Post
    I vibrate much faster than him though. Sounds kind of perverted.
    Have the people that are saying things like this tested it themselves? Just looking at his hand it looks slow but when you think about the number (16 taps per second) it seems amazing. I'm not saying anyone here can't do this faster than Takahashi, I'm just asking. I also have been using the vibrating technique in games, and to change TV channels, but I'm not willing to say I'm faster than Takahashi because I have never tried one of those myself.

    And of course, video is the only proof.

    EDIT: He reminds me of George Foreman. He's the lean mean button-mashing machine!
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