StepMania Alternatives

    StepMania is described as 'Rhythm game for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It features 3D graphics, keyboard and dance pad support, and an editor for creating your own steps' and is a Rhythm Game in the Games category. There are more than 10 games similar to StepMania for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is osu!, which is both free and Open Source. Other StepMania like games are Frets on Fire (Free, Open Source), Clone Hero (Free), Etterna (Free, Open Source) and McOsu (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 30, 2021

    1. osu! is a rhythm game based on the gameplay of a variety of popular commercial rhythm games. While aiming to keep authentic gameplay and scoring, osu! increases the epic factor through online rankings, multiplayer, replay exchange, and a huge community following.
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      osu! vs StepMania opinions
      Most users think osu! is a great alternative to StepMania.
      It has a mode called "osu!mania" and has an option to make the scroll upsidedown AND have skins!
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Because it keeps updating and it's also easier to add your favourite soundtracks
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. Frets on Fire is a game of musical skill and fast fingers. The aim of the game is to play guitar with the keyboard as accurately as possible.
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    3. Clone Hero is a free rhythm game, which can be played with any 5 or 6 button guitar controller, Game Controllers, or just your standard computer keyboard. Download the game, copy your song charts into the song folder and enjoy hours of fun!.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      "StepMania is software that was originally created in 2001 to serve as a Dance Dance Revolution simulator, during its many years of development the software grew to support even more game modes such as Pump It Up and Beatmania.
      Etterna vs StepMania opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Feature rich Stepmania build tailored to high-level 4k spread play. Notable QOL improvements include: Better percent scoring, chart difficulty calculator, replays, etternaonline integration, menu navigation, score statistics. Notable gameplay changes include: The removal of chord cohesion, Too many miscellaneous changes to include.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      They ripped out all the components that allowed you to play DANCE songs, it is just for keyboard players in their gaming chairs.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    4. A free open-source circle-clicking rhythm game practice client for osu! beatmaps with Virtual Reality support. McOsu is developed separately from and has no direct affiliation with osu! or ppy Pty Ltd.


    5. Bemuse is a Japanese guitar hero/DJ hero like game. It is an online web-based rhythm game that has controller support. This game also supports BMS's.
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      Dance to the music and beat enemies from above and ahead with simple left-and-right operations. Although it’s not difficult to operate, but it’s definitely an interesting game! There are abundant songs to select and meticulously designed beats!.
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    6. Flash Flash Revolution (or FFR) is a music-based rhythm game that runs through Adobe Flash and an Internet browser, making it a full-fledged online music title that requires no downloads or fees to play.
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      Performous is an open-source karaoke, band and dancing game where one or more players perform a song and the game scores their performances.
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    7. Dynamix is a mobile music game that integrates arcade gaming experience into mobile device. C4Cat brings you the fruit of creativity of worldwide composers within this pocket size mobile game.
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