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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Positive (17 reviews) - 94% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,858 reviews) - 91% of the 2,858 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 23, 2013

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“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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Silky Sushi
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
When the beat drops I'm like:
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
( ͡◉ ͜ʖ ͡◉)
( ͡⊙ ͜ʖ ͡⊙)
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VacationWasteland
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
This game has some pretty lewd moans and a good soundtrack to offer. The art style got a +1 from me also
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trouble with tribbles
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
fight the pope.
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Joshii.
( 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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detective fat
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
eye catching visuals, tight controls and an absolutely kick-♥♥♥ soundtrack. what more could you want
Helpful? Yes No Funny
McMuncher
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Any game that lets you fight the Pope in a Spaceship with Pope-Seeking missiles is a 10 in my book.
With that in mind, 10/10
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Cetais
( 7.6 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.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
HereToBurgleYourTurts
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
I still haven't forgiven the devs about that star in "Hell Club". And I probably never will.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Rick Moranis
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
oooooooo yeaaaaa

Pros:
fun platforming
tight controls
amazing music
infinite love mode
difficulty feels about right (a little easier than meat boy)

Cons:
No level editor
infinite love mode hard to find
dlc too visible
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Jungle Asian
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
This game pisses me off so much, I puke dubstep rainbows.
Awesome game. Rage platformer, Amazing music. I hate my friend for showing me this.

P.S Wear headphones when playing, because reasons.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
❤ II busy
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
Has porno sounds.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
emcitement
( 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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Wayne interessiert's
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
This Game is better den Sex. I rate 70/69
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43Technetium43
( 9.7 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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Daft Club
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
Rest in Peace my sweet, sweet keyboard.
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Mr_Bubblez
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
The music in this game is awesome.
The humor in it is very enjoyable.
The visuals are very unique and pleasing.
The Pope stole your butt.

This game and its DLC's are amazing as f*ck.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
I feed mid
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
Whoever made this game has no idea about the difference between challenging and frustrating.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Bash09
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
10/10 would refund again.
seriously though, i hated this game, i may have not played for very long but the sex noises after respawning EVERY TIME after you get to the first checkpoint just really annoyed me.
But unfortunately i waited too long before i installed it so i cannot refund it :(

If you want a brutaly hard platformer i would definately recommend Super Meat Boy, not this kinda crap that was obviously inspired by sperm jumping through the "White sticky Stuff" (obviously refering to ♥♥♥♥♥) into the "portal?" (being the egg).
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kittens
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
I've really enjoyed what i've played of this game and I want to recommend but i can't until they fix the issue it has with windows 10 and the xbox one controller. It makes everything go to the left. The issue has been here for months and still hasn't been sorted out unfortunately. while it can be played with a keyboard it can make it significantly harder.
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Rook
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
Meh.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 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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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
10 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
1 person 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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
The music in this game is awesome.
The humor in it is very enjoyable.
The visuals are very unique and pleasing.
The Pope stole your butt.

This game and its DLC's are amazing as f*ck.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Most annoying platformer game I had played, but I can't stop playing
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
I've really enjoyed what i've played of this game and I want to recommend but i can't until they fix the issue it has with windows 10 and the xbox one controller. It makes everything go to the left. The issue has been here for months and still hasn't been sorted out unfortunately. while it can be played with a keyboard it can make it significantly harder.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
  • challenging to play
  • nice soundtrack
  • excellent levels
  • full controller support
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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
Move your body and soul,We Are Electric!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
ok, "z" for jump, "x" for smash, and arrow keys. simple enough. (gets to the 5th level) Total death count: 99 (sort of). (beats world 1) YAY I AM SO GOOD. Gets in to world 2, gets my smash taken away, but double jump (i can deal). 4 levels later all of my powers are taken (awwww). 1 more level gives me my smash back (YAY). by then the difficulty just makes you want to choke something............. GREAT GAME!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
It's really, REALLY hard, really, REALLY fun, and the amazing music stops you from ragequitting (too often). Thank you, Michael Todd, and thank you, EnV.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Absolutely brilliant! The boredom created by continuously repeating the same level over and over again (as it would in most games) is ameliorated by the smokin' music! Just put some headphones on and rock out to the music. Oh and rage. Lots of that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
I killed the pope, and apparently my punishment was the rest of the game after that point. There were too many levels where I'd start, and soon after say out loud to no one in particular, "I have to do WHAT? You've got to be kidding!" I felt a nice sense of accomplishment whenever I beat a level, but that didn't happen very often. I know when I've met my match. Fun game, but only recommended for masochists.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
76.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Have fun listening to people ♥♥♥♥♥♥ing at your death. Play with awesome soundtrack and never ever beat world four. Seriously it's impossible. You people think world two is hard? It doesn't get better in this game. 10/10 would ♥♥♥♥♥♥ again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
This is the heartwarming story of how an amputee sought revenge upon Wizards and Micro-Satans in the medieval ages.

What to expect from this game:
- Absence of butts
- Annoying homing missiles
- Micro-Satan from Micro-Hell farting on your dog
- Pope
- "Ohh yeah!"
- "Oh la la!"

9/10, Not enough "Ohh, yeah!"
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
I was really looking forward to playing this game, and enjoyed it, for only a short amount of time. There's too many glitches I've encountered, and it ruins the experience overall. And the only way I can un-glitch the game is to actually close out of the game, and start it again from Steam. Restarting a level doesn't fix it. It really needs some patching before I can actually recommend this game.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
What the ♥♥♥♥ did I just play?
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