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Crypt of the Necrodancer is Spelunky, but with rhythm

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If you've been to a gaming event like PAX anytime in the past couple of years, there's a good chance you've seen Crypt of the NecroDancer there. First revealed to the world as a dungeon-crawler played on a DDR-style dance mat, it garnered a lot of early attention for the playing-with-your-feet gimmick before making its way to Steam Early Access in 2014 for months of community iteration.

Now, after nine months in early access, the full game is here — and it's actually fantastic, with or without a dance pad. We took a look at the final version, including the custom soundtrack support, some of the changes made for the final release, and whether the addition of K.K. Slider improves the game. (Unsurprisingly, it does.)

Before you ask: the songs used in this video are Lindsay Lowend - GT40 (ABSRDST Remix), 禁断の多数決『ちゅうとはんぱはやめて feat.泉まくら』 (Tomggg remix), and that one song from Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. You are welcome.

Crypt of the NecroDancer is available on PC, Mac and Linux for $14.99, or a discounted $11.24 on Steam for launch week.

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