Gamer Works Out How To Play Skyrim With Potatoes

by : Ewan Moore on : 09 Jun 2016 13:41

My nan once told me that every game is better played with potatoes. In fairness, it was towards the end of her life and she may have been having losing it a bit, so I wasn’t quite sure what she meant – until now. 


YouTuber and gamer BOOM, LLC Robotater recently worked out how to play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on a potato. I’m not sure why, but it’s oddly comforting to know that we now have the option to play Skyrim like this.


He uses six sliced potatoes on each side, which act like an axis. When he wants to move in a certain direction, he pushes down with his fingers on the potato. He is one with the potato.

Our intrepid friend also shared a handy how-to guide on Steam, which you can find right here. It’s one thing to have the potatoes, but you’ll not get very far without the know how.


Check out a gameplay video below, just in case you need concrete evidence of this guy’s potato based exploits – I was especially impressed when he manages to pick a lock.

In less starchy Skyrim news, there are rumours that Bethesda are planning a current-gen remaster, complete with Fallout 4 style mod support – fingers crossed for a potato mod.

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.

Topics: Gaming


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