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.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,410 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 23, 2013

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"Showed at PAX Prime 2013 - A brutally difficult platformer with the most pounding soundtrack we've ever heard."
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September 24

Electronic Super Joy: Groove City

A new adventure! Team up with Pope Boris the Super Sexy!
Includes:
  • Level Editor!
  • Ghosts! Play against your Steam friends!
  • 20+ Secret Areas!
  • New achievements!
  • New music!
  • New worlds!
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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.”
IGN

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About This Game

Electronic Super Joy: Groove City!
Play it here!
- Level Editor!
- Ghosts! Play against your Steam friends!
- New achievements!
- New music!
- New worlds!
- 20+ Secret Areas!



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
    • Hard Drive: 350 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
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
this game is harder than dark souls. i also kill myself to hear the erotic man moans
-19/91
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Electronic Super Joy is like one of those hidden gems you hear about from an old console. It is a very obscure game, which is unfortunate as it was an excellent game. The game offers levels in 2 ways. Your regular pass, and your no-deaths timed runs. This offers a new way to go back and do the levels. This is a very difficult game to fully complete, even to a massochistic gamer's point.

The greatest part is that even though the game was very obscure, the developers created a standalone add on pack for the game, and a dlc pack for the true fans out there.

9/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
i just killed the pope in a spaceship with dubstep and pretty lights.

10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Who cares about infuriating difficulty when the soundtrack is THIS good?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Do you like jumping? Do you like smashing? Do you like spikes? Do you like Rockets(lots of them)? Then you're maybe thinking about buying this game and can only say: Do it.

It challenging sometimes nerve-racking, but never unfair.

Your mission is to defeat the pope, for various reasons.
On your way trough the game you will get to use different abilities, all of them adding unique gameplay and levels in their way. You get to fight challenging and hilarious bosses and you do all that with the great music from EnV. [Check out the soundtrack, it is worth it.] The developer really put much love in this game.

The graphics are bright and alive through the music's beat and often you notice that you're actually jumping to the beat.

As for the very direct controls i recommend playing with a controller, because that's just how you play platformers.

If you enjoy good platformers and music then i bet you'll love this game.

In conclusion, this game is nearly a perfect platformer designed with much effort and love. 1201/1337

You may also want to check on those games: Electronic Super Joy: Groove City, Love, Bit.Trip
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Challenging platformer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
This game made me break my keyboard.
9.9/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Infuriating awesome
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Virtual recreation of 90's. Exept better.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This game is ridiculously fun in a I want to kill myself while playing it sort of way
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
This really is one of the better Pope murder simulators I've played. I've kind of been jonesing for a Pope to murder since the last guy and the new one is still not quite ripe enough for a fresh murdering yet so this'll do in the meantime. It's kind of like what I said regarding Receiver. It's fun and satisfying and all but really it just makes you want to murder a real Pope.


Now, I'm really loving this game so far and the soundtrack just kicks all sorts of ♥♥♥ and you can tell it does from the very first screen of the game. It's one of several ways that it's quite possibly even better than Super Meat Boy.

I'll wait for you to stop gasping for a moment. Okay, so let me expand on that since I know what I just said is heresy (hehe, see what I did there). Even though I love SMB and always will, ESJ has been compared to it often and from my personal experience thus far the comparison is favorable. SMB has its own share of kick ♥♥♥ tracks to be sure but this game is packed with them. So much so that it's one of the few soundtracks I'm actually considering buying on Steam next to Rebirth's.

The gameplay is what it looks like, side scrolling platforming. Except it seems to have more variety by default than SMB by virtue of having an attack and enemies that can be killed. At one point it even turns into a bullet hell shooter for a little while. With suitably epic music and visuals. It's also pretty ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ difficult. Especially when the missiles start clustering up.

Now before I comment on the aesthetic let me just say I'm getting just as tired of the monochromatic foreground/background thing that started infesting the place once Limbo was discovered as much as the next guy. But here it's done better than the screenshots are giving it credit for. The foreground and background scenery are animate and colorful and even have this lil' beat to the music going on. With all the visual noise that can start you'll be thankful that the interactive foreground and character is always one predictable color. It's not like that "we decided to be lazy and call it minimalism" crap. It actually has its own style.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Very good game for those who like hard platforms. Also is very difficult to get all the achievements. For the 2 bucks that it costs on sale is worth for casual gamers too. I love it :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Unless you are an epileptic and/or hate electronic music you will love this game to death. And even though INSANELY hard the awesome soundtrack will encourage you to keep playing (At least most of the time...). 20/10 would play again and again and again...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Oh man this game. It is very hard for a man of my skill and when you finish it. I am telling it is the best thing you will ever do in your life. 666/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Being chased by missiles with electronic music playing while having a headache and being dizzy....i can see my room moving to the right like im high on weed
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Flash Flash Zing Zing Jump Jump Flash Flash Jump Move Ahhhhhh Can do it flash flash Jump Not Again Zing Ah Ah Once More Just need to be quicker Jump Flash Flash Flash Ah One More Go.......
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Great hardcore game, epic techno music, brilliant humour and evil devs.
I recommend.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Rage-inducing platforming difficulty with dubstep. Very pink.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
this game is so difficult it gave me ebola.

11/10
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Pope fighting and missile dodging . Not many games can offer you that. Luck has the same importance as skill here.
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