The video above shows a man wearing a virtual reality headset to play Paper Mario from the perspective of a giant. That is, he looks down upon the game from above, moving his head around to get different angles, the flat characters running around like ants below him.
This was made possible due to Reddit user “Cegli,” who has been developing new advances in DolphinVR, which lets you play Wii, GameCube, or Virtual Console games in virtual reality (running off the Dolphin Emulator).
What Cegli created was a hack that forced the camera to remain static as the characters moved around, submitting control to the virtual reality wearer’s view, instead. He also created a hack that disables the culling of the geometry so it appears as a single consistent world (inside each level).