Already an excellent game in its own right, Crypt of the NecroDancer just got a whole lot better thanks to a mod called Crypt of the MegaDancer.
p dir=”ltr”>This total-conversion mod gives the rhythm-based roguelike a Mega Man makeover: Levels, enemies, items, and sound effects have all been given the Mega Man treatment. Your character is replaced by Mega Man (or your choice of eight other characters), and basically everything in the game has been replaced by something from Capcom’s franchise–even the menu sound effects.
It’s remarkable how good it all looks, although the mod initially makes the game much more difficult for those who have played the game. As you don’t initially don’t know what Mega Man foes have replaced which enemies, you can’t be sure about how they’ll behave–something that’s key to survival.
Work is still being done; leaderboards and replays are already supported, but new cutscenes are still going to be added, at least one sprite will be fixed to make it easier to see, and the disco floors in Zone 3 will be addressed to make them easier on the eyes.
The one thing that’s missing from the mod is Mega Man music, something the creator deliberately left out. According to a comment on Steam, this was “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.” Fortunately, if that’s a dealbreaker for you, the game already allows you to import your own music, so this is something you can arrange yourself.
You can download the mod for free now, either through the Steam Workshop or from the creator’s website if you own the GOG version (.zip link). Once it’s installed, you can activate it by selecting its name in the Mod section of the main menu.