20 Groovin' Game Soundtracks for Crypt of the NecroDancer and Custom Music Games

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(Credits to kidneydone3 for the sweet NecroSans font!)

Custom music to a music/rhythm game is like homemade whipped cream on a cup of rich, dark hot chocolate. There is nothing sweeter than grooving it out to the beat of your favorite tunes.

If you're boogieing with the NecroDancer, it turns out he's not the most fluent in every song. The beat detection software can be a bit wonky, particularly songs that don't have an incredibly clear beat — who would have guessed.

If you have a solid sense of inner rhythm, you can always plug the beats in manually. That's not easy to do though, which is why we've compiled a list of beat-heavy songs for you, and it won't make the game absolutely ludicrous to play.

In Crypt of the NecroDancer, there are two major aspects of each song that affect the overall gameplay:

  1. Tempo — or Beats Per Minute (BPM) — is used to determine how frequently you are allowed to take action.
  2. Total Song Length dictates how long you're allowed to stay on each level before dropping you to the next floor.

Each song on this list has been tested and proven to jam well with Crypt of the NecroDancer. If a song jiggles well with the NecroDancer, you can be sure it'll jiggle nicely with other custom music games!

Be sure to check them out with Beat Hazard, Audiosurf, the FtP MMO osu!, or any other custom music game you can think of!

Published May. 31st 2015
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  • Amanda Wallace
    Former Staff Editor
    Quite the list. Makes me wish I had a single musical bone in my body. :)
  • The Soapbox Lord
    Featured Contributor
    I think I'll have to actually give some of these a shot!
    Thanks for including a BPM suggestion too!

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