Player Beats Sekiro: Shadow Dies Twice Using Donkey Kong Bongos

And we were complaining about how hard it is with a regular controller.
If a player can beat Sekiro in 10 hours using nothing but DK Bongos, I can finish it, too… Eventually.
If a player can beat Sekiro in 10 hours using nothing but DK Bongos, I can finish it, too… Eventually. FromSoftware

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been out for around a month and a Twitch gamer has already beaten the game in an unthinkable way. Twitch streamer ATwerkingYoshi was not the first to beat Sekiro, nor will he be the last, but he has pulled off something noteworthy: he beat the game using a set of Donkey Kong Bongos instead of a regular controller.

Developer FromSoftware’s latest game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, is one of the most challenging games of the season. That itself comes at no surprise, especially if you know that FromSoftware is the studio behind the Dark Souls franchise and Bloodborne. These games, noted for their challenge, difficulty, and high skill requirement, have evolved into a sub-genre of their own - Souls-like.

Now, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a game that, over the past month, has had the gaming community struggling for help - guides, strategies, tips, and tricks, whatever means necessary to help them beat the game. But while most of us were out here looking for ways to gain any form of advantage and advance in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, there are certain folks like ATwerkingYoshi who wanted to make it even more challenging.

In his self-imposed DK Bongos Challenge, the popular Twitch streamer completed the game in 10 hours, after dying 131 times. You can watch the highlight of the DK Bongos challenge in the video below, or watch the entire play-through on Twitch.

What do you think about ATwerkingYoshi beating the game with a pair of DK Bongos? If you want to follow in his footsteps and play Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as if it were a “punishing rhythm game”, follow the instructions detailed here. ATwerkingYoshi was kind enough to share his setup for the DK Bongos, and how he used a GameCube controller emulator to make them work with Sekiro. Will you be attempting the challenge as well, or are you more inspired than ever to complete the game with whatever tools you have available to you? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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