Crypt of the NecroDancer is an winning hardcore roguelike rhythm game. Move to the music and deliver beatdowns to the beat! Groove to the epic Danny Baranowsky soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection!
This arcade style game was a beloved hit following its desktop launch back in 2015.
The mashup of old-school turn-based dungeon crawler with rhythm game sounded wacky on paper but worked incredibly well in practice. The game was turn-based anyway, so why not make every movement and action sync up with an incredibly awesome soundtrack? The results were fantastic, and I always thought Crypt of the NecroDancer would be a perfect fit for a mobile game. Developer Brace Yourself Games thought so too as they released a mobile port way back in June of 2016, and just as everyone figured it was a total treat on mobile. Then in December of that year Brace Yourself announced plans for new content for the game subtitled AMPLIFIED which would tell a prequel story to the main game while adding in some new characters, new songs, and new surprises. They launched AMPLIFIED on desktop in January of 2017, which they did, with the additional content coming to other platforms at a later date. Well that was more than two years ago but they did finally make good on that promise as NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED has finally launched on iOS.
Unlike on desktop where AMPLIFIED is paid DLC that requires you owning the base game, NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED on iOS is a separate release from the original game and actually contains all the content from that game plus the new AMPLIFIED content in a single app. Best of all is that unlike the original Crypt of the NecroDancer, AMPLIFIED supports the full screen of the latest iPhone X devices (and I’m assuming the new iPad Pro models, but don’t have one to test).
You use the four arrow keys — or a dance mat if you’ve got one — to control everything. Training three fingers to unleash attacks, cast spells, and evade enemies is tough going at first, but things do start to click and you’ll soon wonder why you can’t control every game with just one hand.
Lets check NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED video below: