VIDEO: Super Mario Bros - Kinect Stylee

We've seen Kinect hacked to fulfil Star Wars fetishes. We've seen it modded to put on a virtual puppet show. We've even been blown away by a real-life, Minority Report-like, desktop gesture display.

But we've not seen anyone hacking the latest gaming tech to play an 8-bit classic. Well, until now that is.

The hack is courtesy of clever geek Yankeyan, who programmed his motion camera system with the OpenKinect drivers and combined this with some Nintendo emulation software.

"I could have placed a simulated keypad right in front of me that I can press with my hands, but I thought full body gestures were more in the spirit of Kinect", he said.

"Of course, Mario isn't designed to be played like this, so this is really really hard".

Hard looks like an understatement, it looks bloomin' impossible.

SNES/Kinect next please hackers - we want Street Fighter 2 motion-style.