Dpad Herp is a 2009 video game demake of the Guitar Hero series developed for the NES. An unofficial release, the game is a ROM which must be dumped onto a cartridge or played via emulator. A sequel, D-Pad Hero II was released in 2010. The game received coverage from media outlets. 1UP.com listed it in their 31 Homebrews You Must Play feature, and called the game "punishingly hard". In 2009 it was featured in the german magazine Games, Entertainment, and Education. Both gameswre featured again on 1UP.com, who called the sequel "twice as hard".