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.

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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.

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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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attorneyatmusic
AttorneyAtMusic

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.