Everyone Should Play A Dungeon Crawler With A DDR Pad

Crypt of the Necrodancer — the rhythm roguelike that lets you control the game with a dance pad — is out for PC and Mac on Steam early access, and while I've been really digging it in its early state, I wanted to see what other people think. In particular, the average person that hasn't played a dance pad game since high school.

We got Kotaku's Evan Narcisse and Gizmodo's Nick Stango and Leslie Horn to try out the dance pad mode of this rhythm game, with a pad provided by lead Necrodancer developer Ryan Clark. Check the video above for their impressions, and to see them almost fall over themselves backwards. I bet you guys miss that DDR bar now!

Don't worry if you don't happen to have a dance pad handy. The game can also be controlled with a keyboard or gamepad. You can pick up Crypt of the Necrodancer here on Steam Early Access.


It doesn't really come through in the video, but Danny Baranowsky's infectious soundtrack is one of the best things about the game. Here's a snippet:

Bonus: Here's a gif of Nick from Gizmodo gettin' into the groove.

To contact the author of this post, write to chrisperson@kotaku.com or find him on Twitter at @papapishu.

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Putting a question out to Kotaku commentariot. Where in this day and age could I get a dance pad kind of thing that's compatible with PC? I'd love to play this or even stepmania with it, but now that giant plastic peripherals are sadly out of vogue I don't think something like that is common anymore.