Crypt of the Necrodancer gets the full Mega Man treatment

Crypt of the MegaDancer

Crypt of the Necrodancer, the rhythm-based roguelike, has a great name. It has a great review score. And now it has a great Mega Man mod: Crypt of the MegaDancer, a total conversion that replaces the original graphics and sound with a complete Mega Man experience.

The gameplay trailer already looks fantastic, but developer CutmanMike said on the Steam Workshop that there's quite a bit more to come, including new cutscenes for Cadence, Aria, and Melody, a change to the sarcophagus sprite to make it more visible, and a reduction of "visual noise" on the Zone 3 disco floors. The music, however, remains unchanged.

"I didn't include music with this mod because I didn't want to force people to Necrodance to 8-bit chiptunes. It would require even more effort to get used to, and a lot of the songs are really fast. You can still add it to the game via Custom Music if you have the tracks handy," he explained. He did, however, leave open the possibility that new music could be added in future releases, if there's sufficient demand.

You can grab Crypt of the MegaDancer from Steam.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.