I had a friend show me a picture of his girlfriend standing in front of the world’s largest rocking chair the other day. I don’t normally get the whole “world’s largest” thing. Wow, a ball of string! Sweet. But this is actually pretty cool, as it paves the way for two player Mario…at the same time!
The massive controller measures approximately 12ft (w) x 5 ft (d) 3 in x1ft 8 in (h), and weighs in at a whopping 265 pounds. It was built by Ben Allen, along with Stephen van Hof and Michel Verhulst.
The controller cost over $6,000 (USD) to construct, and yes – it does play games. The thing is so big that it takes at least two people to play a game with it, as the armspan required to use the D-Pad at the same time as the A/B buttons is too wide for even the likes of Yao Ming. Hence, my comment about Co-Op mode in the title above.