Lefty-Flip Challenge

posted in Games on Nov 9, 2007

The other day I caught a headline on Digg: How to Cheat at Guitar Hero: III. It turns out that to unlock some achievement in the game, you have to beat it fully left handed. This is all fine and good, but the article linked detailed some guy setting up an elaborate system of mirrors to pull off the feat. I commented on the post, saying:

This seems silly. I may be the only one I know to do so, but I’ve beaten Guitar Hero 1 both right and left handed on Expert. It’s not too hard to just switch over and learn things the other way.

To which I got the reply:

Bull. Shit. I’m calling it.

Unless you’re ambidextrous with everything else, I don’t buy it for a second. Medium ok, hard maybe, expert though, bullshit.

So I replied:

Well, to be perfectly honest, I’m fairly ambidextrous. There was a steep learning curve going from righty to lefty, but it can be overcome. And yes, I did beat it both right handed and left handed. It can happen. Call your B.S. all you want, but it did happen.

And the response to that:

I did say –unless– ambidextrous. Actually I’d really like to see a video of one of the upper tier expert songs lefty and righty if you can do that. Would be pretty sweet.

So, of course, since I have nothing better to do, I have made just such a video. The song is Bark at the Moon, the very last song in the game outside of bonus tracks. You can find it here. It’s 53mb and in .mp4 format. I should really stop wasting my time on these games.