Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music. Run, jump, smash & fly your way through 45+ weird & different levels, with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters & swarming missiles.
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Very Positive (71 reviews) - 87% of the 71 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,928 reviews) - 91% of the 2,928 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 23, 2013

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Reviews

“Visually stunning, hilarious, and brutally challenging. 9/10.”
Destructoid

“Rock out and get your hardcore platforming on.”
Joystiq

“Indie gaming with style.”
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Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music. Run, jump, smash & fly your way through 45+ weird & different levels, with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters & swarming missiles.

  • Described as "The Unholy merging of Super Meat Boy & Super Hexagon!"
  • Hailed as "Horrifically beautiful level design [...] Makes me want to throw my computer out the window!"
  • Quoted as being "Mostly about Butts!"
  • "...pure platforming experience that plays with a lot of fresh ideas" - Droqen, Starseed Pilgrim
  • "This is probably the best story I've ever seen in an indie game" - RageQuit, Rooster Teeth
  • "Oh Dude! I'm feeling Electronic Super Joy!" - Game Grumps
  • "This game is... AWESOME!" - iHasCupquake
  • "An epic sexy soundtrack to this epic sexy game" - Markiplier
  • "Anybody else just fucking in love with this game?" - Sevadus

Plot


The Evil Groove-Wizard rules the world with an iron fist.
Pope Theo, Archbishop of the Church of Righteous Soul has excommunicated him... but then went mysteriously silent!
Captain Lewis, of the 43rd Queen's Disco Troop, has vowed to resist his tyrannical rule!
...And he stole Little Anni McGee's teddy bear!
Can you defeat the Groove-Wizard and end his Tyranny? Can you be a hero?

Key Features

  • Play through 45+ pulse-pounding levels!
  • Groove to over 35 tracks of electronic music!
  • Jump, Smash, Fly, and Dance across 3 brutal worlds!
  • 8+ hours of gameplay!
  • 3 HUGE Boss fights!
  • Far too many bad puns!
    [8]**Includes Holiday Update, which adds 15 new achievements, 3 more levels, and the new boss fight, Spike!**

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or Equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 375 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or Equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 375 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Storage: 375 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Storage: 375 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 375 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Storage: 375 MB available space
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dhk-ian
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
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Gotenks81
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Dying while shaking head along any techno-trance basses worths.
Every.
Damned.
Cent.
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King
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Good Game
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Bob D
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Want to simulate taking yokes in the safety of your own home?

Then get this game.

Seriously! The soundtrack alone is enough of a reason to buy it.
Unreal platformer game
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Weeaboo Faggot
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
OHHH YEAH/10
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ChefBramsy
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Plays game without headphones
Parents walk by
hears grunnting noise
questions my life choices
10/10 would play without headphones again
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☭Fuckhunt
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Spent 1 hour straight on the Pope levels.



10/10
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Icaruz
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
It's like Super Meat Boy but SMB don't have Ulalaaaaaa xDDDD
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Roshless
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
gut but some levels are too easy/too hard
especially second world boss (imo)

dont buy for full price
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NomiTango
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I ! WANT !! TO !!! BUY !!!! THE !!!! SOUNDTRACK !!!!!! DLC !!!!!!!!
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לולומין ダ الشعار 的 Солнца (auto)
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
If you ever want to get into making video games, this is a perfect example of terrible game design and exactly what not to do when making levels.
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Kr0w
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
You did not put warnings for anything before I bought it
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[MLG]|||B10Ck+0Pi@9|||[420]
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
It's dank

And it was 90% off
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GhostkingG1
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Really not a fan of this game. Music is good but the platforming is inconsistent.

For one it feels like they did a poor job of accounting for ceilings, often times I would jump off a platform only to bump into a low-hanging ceiling above me to lead to an untimely death. After awhile it just got annoying and felt less like my own fault and more like they really could have stood to design it just a little less frustratingly.

For another, the game lacks really anything special about it. The visuals are pretty bare bones, gameplay lacks much in the way of diversity in the levels, and your abilities are pretty weak. The stomp is interesting, it lets you slam downwards into the ground to attack or stop momentum, but it quickly loses its uniqueness. You get a double jump for the second world, but then lose it after, which is kind of lame because it misses out on potential it could have had with both abilities.

It feels like there should have been more to this game that just wasn't.

Music is amazing though. Buy the soundtrack.
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SeniorGand [Vortex] \\ Angle
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
When i use my controller, it automatically shifts left. I go in game and it runs left, on the menu it scrolls left, and i cant re-bind my controls because it takes me pressing left as every key. I didn't even get to experience the game without it going left. I use an XBox one controller plugged into a Windows 10 64 Bit PC.
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MadMynah
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I loved this game... but even when I got it at 90% off, I did not feel like I got my money's worth. I had half the game beaten by the 30 minute mark, without a guide or any previous viewings of the game. I love the concept, love the music (Hell, I might buy the soundtrack later!) but I do not feel as though I personally got any satisfaction. Totally a good game though, I just wish it was more challenging.
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JohnSmith963
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Gioco fighissimo!!! Colonna sonora ECCEZIONALE! Prezzo un po' alto anche se con lo sconto costa pochissimo...è un gico che ti fa andare in bestia moooolto spesso...ma ne vale la pena! ; )
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Chemical Taint
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I'm not sure what drives indie devs to make their games impossibly hard and leave game breaking bugs that make the game practically unbeatable. I'm a completionist and I've played plenty of annoyingly hard games but I don't even think I will finish this one.

CONS:
Truly, pixel-perfect jumps; Broken cameras; obnoxious strobe effects; Terrible objectives for replayability.

PROS:
The soundtrack is catchy.
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
When the beat drops I'm like:
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
( ͡◉ ͜ʖ ͡◉)
( ͡⊙ ͜ʖ ͡⊙)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Pros:
-Challenging and satisying platforming, simple as that.

Cons:
In this game the powers your character has change from level to level removing one power in favor of another, as well as the gravity and basic mechanics of jumping changing. Just as you are getting use to a power and getting good with it, the powers switch. I can see how some would like this constant change up but it felt as though there was lost potential, with no levels requiring the player to use each power skillfully like fly smash and double jump.
-A world of levels is locked behind collectibles (admittedly this world only consists of 5 levels).
- I did not find the humor or story of the game amusing personally, so I turned on the pg mode to get rid of the obnoxious moaning sounds after EVERY death and just enjoyed the tunes.

Although it looks like a lot of cons and only 1 pro, I did enjoy the game very much, and would recommend it at this low price.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
the game consists of frequent moaning and grunting
followed by electronic music
my parents won't go near my bedroom
10/10 would declare independence from my parents again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Plays game without headphones
Parents walk by
hears grunnting noise
questions my life choices
10/10 would play without headphones again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I've kinda lost the touch for giving good enough reviews. But I guess the proper sum for why I enjoyed this was from how the music motivated me in most levels to completing it. Even bought the soundtrack alongside their expandalone.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I'll admit I wouldn't have played it if my girlfriend hadn't gifted it to me, since it's so very hard at times... and also a little weird XD

But it's also very fun. Frustrating, but fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Want to simulate taking yokes in the safety of your own home?

Then get this game.

Seriously! The soundtrack alone is enough of a reason to buy it.
Unreal platformer game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
gut but some levels are too easy/too hard
especially second world boss (imo)

dont buy for full price
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
It's like Super Meat Boy but SMB don't have Ulalaaaaaa xDDDD
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Spent 1 hour straight on the Pope levels.



10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
I ! WANT !! TO !!! BUY !!!! THE !!!! SOUNDTRACK !!!!!! DLC !!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
I didn't get this game...



but the pope made me lose my virginity.

(he ♥♥♥♥ed me up)
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Has porno sounds.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I'm a bit torn about reviewing this game. I mean, it's good and all, but it somewhat falls flat on some key points.

The story in the game pretty much consist of putting the biggest number of obscenities possible. Thankfully, you can easily skip it.

For the Gameplay, it's quite spot on. The controls feels a bit clunky at first, but once used to it, the are quite good and responsible.
One of the problem lies in the level design. So many times, I died because it was almost some pixel perfect ♥♥♥♥. I know it's advertised as "hardcore", "challenging" and all, but it's so frustrating.

If there's one thing about the controls that I hate, it's that you can jump 3-4 frames after dropping of a platform, making a longer jump. It's never explained anywhere, and it seems mandatory to do in the couple of last levels.

For the soundtrack, it's simple. If you like electro, and you like what you heard in the trailer, you'll pretty much like it all.
You should go for it if you're looking for a challenge, an hard as nail platformer.
Please note that the game is quite short, but you'll surely spend lots of time trying to beat those levels.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Has porn respawn sounds,colorful/epilepsy causing visuals,brutally challenging levels and great music.

Everything a good platformer needs. Moaning girl/10.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
♥♥♥♥ing awesome electronica music, solid platforming, colourful backgrounds, and girls moaning at every checkpoint.
What more could you want out of a platformer?

... well, I guess the answer to that is a game that isn't slow, buggy, and filled with pointless gimmicks to make up for the lack of anything unique.

Electronic Super Joy is a game that has a lot of potential and looks like it'll be great, but falls flat on its face once you dive in.
Let me explain why.

The first thing was my controller just didn't have the right buttons mapped. Now this isn't an unknown problem for the gamepad I use if I'm not using x360ce. I'm guessing x360ce for some reason doesn't work for this game which is a real bummer and put all my controls everywhere. Considering out of over 100 games I've played with this gamepad using x360ce and this is the first one that's given me problems I'm going to have to count that as an obnoxious negative.

Anyways, once I got going.. It sounded amazing. This game has some great music. I can't say much more. It wasn't memorable though. Not necessarily a downside, but lets just say I let the game idle on the title screen for an hour without bothering to mute it in order to get the trading cards.. after turning it off, I couldn't remember the track I had been listening to the whole time. Speaking of the title, it doesn't loop properly and just fades out before replaying. I wouldn't be surprised if other music in the game was the same way.
Regardless, the music did sound great. I loved the style and it was very energetic.

Visually.. its kind of.. boring. Yeah. Its boring. Look, I like my share fair of retro pixelated graphics but this game's art is plain lazy. Yeah, the backgrounds are colourful but they're not much more than basic colours thrown together.. Throw some black blocks everywhere and that's all there is to it. The character you play is just some black pixels. Uncreative and more forgettable than one of those games where you play a blob.

Alright, so the gameplay. The control.. was... Okay, well I immediately thought the game felt slow. It feels like a game that should have a run button. Imagine playing Super Meat Boy or Mario without ever using the run button. That's what this game always feels like. Speaking of Mario, imagine playing Mario and dying everytime you jump on an enemy. Yep. You can't kill enemies by jumping on them in this game. Instead, you have to jump and then use an attack in mid-air that slams you down on to the enemy. Honestly, it just feels pointless and would be better off with a standard jump-to-kill method.

So its a platforming game.. with a lot of platforms that seemed to always be above bottomless pits. You jump here, you jump there. It worked and felt pretty solid. But the levels had some kind of silly gimmicks. There were things that launched you in the air and teleportals that were cool. Though one problem was the levels are set up so sometimes a teleportal entrance requires you to run a direction that'll immediately kill you after you teleport unless you completely let go of the movement button. A bit annoying, but not that big of a deal. Also, how many levels will the screen constantly scroll in? Those are in a lot of games, but just in my first few levels it was all I was seeing. It wouldn't be so annoying if the game was a bit faster but it just isn't due to the lack of being able to run.

Most of the gimmicks were just plain bad. In one level, the visuals were so crazy that it gave me a headache and made me dizzy. It was a pain to try and play through all that was going on. Hard to explain over this, but if you end up playing the game you'll see what I mean.. and you won't like it.

As for the actual difficulty, the game was tough but it didn't feel overly hard. However, being tough early on makes it seem like it could easily be one of those games with a stupidly hard difficulty curve late-game. Unless it has a flat difficulty curve. The things that felt hard weren't even pure user error, but failing from silly gimmicks that felt forced in to try and make this game more unique.

The game seemed kind of buggy. One level the music went absolutely apeship and was just a huge distorted wall of noise. At first I was questioning if it was intentional but the longer it went on and the worse it got I knew it couldn't be. It just sounded absolutely horrible and cringe-worthy.

Do I think people could like this game? Definitely.
Do I think its a bad game? Not at all.
But I feel it has a lot of problems and just isn't too great. It has potential and could easily be turned into something awesome, but when has a released game ever been completely reworked? Its been a long while since I played this game, so maybe its changed for the better now.. but because of how awful my first experience was with it I won't be giving it another try.

If you really want to then its worth checking out I guess to see if you might like it, but I don't recommend it. There are so many other platformers out there that do all this game does and more while doing it much better.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
30 minutes of play time and I already love it. Creative platforming, colorful visuals, an amazing soundtrack. The moaning is actually a really cool touch.
OHHH YEAAAAH.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
| Awesome Soundtrack by EnV | Great Gameplay | Difficult Levels | Amazing Artwork |
Love this game! :D 10/10
P.S: For the best experience, wear headphones and use a controller. :P
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