Have you ever thought, "Man, I wish I could play '80s-style, 8-bit games, but with my feet"? If so, I have the ideal rainy day activity for you.

The Retro Gaming Mat is a fun little gaming system that plugs directly into your TV via attached RCA cables. It comes pre-loaded with 140 '80s-style games common to retro plug-and-play consoles, like Curly Monkey, Thunder Man, and Vanguard. As its name suggests, the controller is, in fact, a mat, meaning that you can either play it with your feet like you would with DDR or you can pop it on a coffee table and slap the buttons with your hands. Basically, it allows both kids and kids at heart to burn off some extra physical energy and enjoy delightful side-scrolling beat-em-ups simultaneously.

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If you're looking for a way to keep your kiddos occupied during the upcoming April showers (or if you just want a super weird activity to whip out at your next drunken gathering), you can grab the mat for a reduced $32.66 on Amazon right now while supplies last.


On a scale of 1-10, exactly how good do you think you'd be at controlling literally any of these games with the Retro Gaming Mat as opposed to a controller? Speculate wildly in the comments.

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