Bring on the trumpets: YouTuber mods Doom to play with a toy instrument

I’ve seen things involving Doom you wouldn’t believe. Doom running on an Oscilloscope, Doom running on a Macbook Pro’s Touch Bar, even Doom played on a piano. At Trusted Reviews, we were sure we’d seen it all.

We were wrong.

The video, the sole upload to channel ThatsAController, shows a modder wiring a toy trumpet to play Doom, pushing through the first level with his instrument of destruction.

This year-old video, spotted by Motherboard, is a fun nod to the ridiculous Doot meme that sees a Revenant from 2016’s Doom holding a trumpet. Better yet, we get to watch a man dressed partially as Darth Vader completing the first level of Doom II by playing a toy trumpet.

You can move or interact with the environment using the four valves atop the trumpet while blowing into the trumpet fires your weapon. It seems this method of controlling the game isn’t for the short of breath.

Did this put a smile on your face? Has it encouraged you to try and wire up a Doom controller using a banana, or something similarly wild? Let us know on Twitter at @Trustedreviews

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