It’s rare to see Nintendo hand off their oh-so-precious IP to other developers, especially indies. But with Brace Yourself Games doing a fantastic job at turning The Legend of Zelda into a rhythm game, it seems that this developer can handle turning a franchise onto its head and giving it that Crypt of the Necrodancer paint-job.
This got me to thinking: what if this indie developer continues to work alongside in Nintendo and were to adapt other popular franchises into a rhythm spin-off like Cadence of Hyrule? Well, here are five other Nintendo games that should totally get a similar musical-themed iteration.
Pokemon Music Mystery Dungeon
The top-down sprite-based style of Cadence of Hyrule would fit perfectly into the dungeon-crawling series, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. Just like Crypt of the Necrodancer, every move you make in the dungeons is crucial if you plan on surviving the powerful monsters that lurk in the shadows.
The enemies only move or attack when the player makes an action, so translating that experience over to a rhythm game would work so well here. Each floor of the dungeons could act as a remixed version of iconic Pokemon songs and based on the tempo of the beat, it would determine how fast or slow you would move.
The beginner dungeons could have slow and relaxing tunes like the Route 1 theme from Pokemon Red and Blue, and then the more difficult dungeons could feature hardcore remixes of battle themes, such as the Elite Four theme from Black and White –the possibilities are endless!