How long to beat Cadence of Hyrule?

The amount of content available in Cadence of Hyrule, and how long it'll take you to beat the game.

Before purchasing the game for Nintendo Switch, many players find themselves wondering how long it takes to beat Cadence of Hyrule? Offering a Crypt of the NecroDancer experience meshed with The Legend of Zelda, every playthrough is different thanks to the game’s roguelike randomizations.

Despite these differences, we still a good idea as to how long your first playthrough will take you. To help you make an informed purchase decision, we’ve put together a quick guide answering the question of how long it’ll take to beat Cadence of Hyrule!

How Long to Beat Cadence of Hyrule

It will take you anywhere from 4 to 7 hours to beat Cadence of Hyrule on your first playthrough.
It will take you anywhere from 4 to 7 hours to beat Cadence of Hyrule on your first playthrough.
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When addressing the question of how long it’ll take to beat Cadence of Hyrule, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. First, no two gamers are alike. For some, beating the game as quickly as possible may be a priority. For others, collecting everything in the game and getting 100% completion may be of utmost importance.

Because of this, the time it’ll take you to beat Cadence of Hyrule will vary. There are also ways to customize your game, such as turning rhythm mechanics off. With rhythm turned off, you’ll be able to speed through Cadence of Hyrule at a much quicker pace. Other customization options include Permadeath Mode which will make the game substantially harder.

Experimenting with all of the available options in Cadence of Hyrule, we found the game will take you anywhere from 4 hours to 7 hours to complete. Once you beat the game, there’s nothing stopping you from starting a new run with different settings, adding to your overall completion time. In fact, we had so much fun with Cadence of Hyrule that we immediately started a new run after completing our first.

For similar, yet slightly different gameplay content, you can also pick up a copy of Crypt of the NecroDancer on sale for either Nintendo Switch or Steam. Overall, 4-7 hours to beat Cadence of Hyrule isn’t bad, and only reflects the time to beat your first run. With the way Cadence of Hyrule is set up, we have no doubt that you’ll do what we did and start up a new game right after finishing your first!

Now that you know how long it’ll take you to beat Cadence of Hyrule, be sure to read through some of our other guides including how to use Fast Travel in Cadence of Hyrule, where to get the Hibiscus Potion in Cadence of Hyrule, and how to unlock all playable characters in Cadence of Hyrule.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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