Cadence of Hyrule, the excellent blend-em-up of Crypt of the Necrodancer and Legend of Zelda, can be played with a Gamecube dancepad. The game itself is unique, and while most of us have been enjoying it with a more standard control method, Jean-Luc Seipke, video producer over at GameSpot, decided to go a little further with it.
Got Cadence of Hyrule working with a GameCube dancepad!!!
— Jean-Luc Seipke (@JeanLucSeipke) June 17, 2019
Yup, he is playing the game with a Gamecube dancepad. Now, it makes a lot of sense. The movement controls for Cadence can be a simple D-pad button hit for left, right, up and down. Simply moving into an enemy will cause your character to attack, and the A, B, X, and Y buttons are all used for items.
What is less clear is how exactly he got this to work. I got quite interested in this, and a bit of research shows me that people have gotten dancepads to work with other games on the Switch before. The standard method seems to be to use a Gamecube adapter and the Dance Dance Revolution dancepad. This is just the perfect fit, as the dance-fighting combat of Cadence of Hyrule, and the way it is controlled works very well with the dancepad based on the video.
I’m curious to see what else people come up with and if anyone beats the game on a Hardcore run with this method. We’ve already seen the Nameless King from Dark Souls 3 fall to the feet of a skilled dancepad user, so I imagine it is just a matter of time before someone finishes Cadence of Hyrule this way.