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 (64 reviews) - 84% of the 64 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,022 reviews) - 91% of the 3,022 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.”
IGN

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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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Recent:
Very Positive (64 reviews)
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null
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
hard but ♥♥♥♥ing fun
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Sekkuar666
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
It's like going to a rave and getting tripping
but without the incovenience like people urinating next to you.

10/10
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Da Wrecka
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
This is a game for masochists.

There is nothing more that need be said.
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Tanning Chatum
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
This game is so colorful it makes me hard
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Bolton B. Jones
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
The creepiest game on Steam. I prefer super meat boy.
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Vrah
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
It's totally worth the 79 cents I payed.
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NoAverageMitch
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
If you like platformers like Super Meat Boy, you'll like this game. This is also worth getting at full price.

It can feel tricky at first, but the checkpoints are generous.

Some of the sound effects/voices are suggestive, but the visuals, soundtrack, and controls are top notch. The "story" is goofy, but I enjoyed the dialogue spread throughout the game.
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BOT Allen
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
Sexy fun time GARUNTEED
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Airul
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 5
Product received for free
Ohhhhh yeeaahhhh
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Ganso
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
This game for me is a spiritual followup of Super Meat Boy. I have not been so challenged in a platorm game since I have beaten Super Meat Boy years ago. This game follows the same idea, levels are super difficult, jumps require millisecond timing and you really need to know your jump button very well to know how long to press it.

The soundtrack is just great, it has enough variety to prevent you noticing that after a while some songs are repeting. The soundtrack also tie in very well with the game. The are levels are very intense and fast, others that are slow, and the soundtrack matches very well.

The levels itself are very creative. At first you may think you just go to the right, jump on platforms, smash enemies, but then in some levels you face low-gravity, upside down screen, slow-motion, double jump, flying, light and darkness, an so on. There are many mechanics that are introduced in each level so that the experience is always kept fresh.

Boss fights are very challenging as well.

Definitely recommended!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
9/10 (version 1.12C) Just Give in to the Groove, You Know You Want It
Michael Todd Games’ Electronic Super Joy (2013) is unexpectedly one of the most relaxing hardcore platformers I’ve ever played. Design-wise, it initially presents itself as yet another hardcore platformer with both characters and stages being nothing else but simplistic, black and white pixel shapes with monochrome backgrounds, however, once booted up, the game starts to shine when the visual composition meets the soundtrack.
Health Warnings

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=709966760

Health Warning
Before considering playing this title, please be aware of two things: The camera and the flickering lights. In World One – stage 12, Pope 2: Hyper–Pope, the screen shakes at the beginning of the level. As I died fairly often, I felt nauseous after a couple of tries because of that. I felt similar unrest in World Three – stage 3, I Blame Your Mother, wherein the camera suddenly tilts clockwise by 90° only to tilt back a couple of seconds later. Another potential concern might be seizures as bright, rapidly flickering lights are a leitmotif in every stage.

Gameplay
With that said, anyone who has ever played a classic 8-bit platformer, will quickly comprehend Electronic Super Joy’s mechanics, namely: Any enemy that touches the protagonist kills him and the only way he can defeat them is by stomping on their heads. Also akin to “ye olde games” are the controls; one button to jump (in some stages also used to double jump or to flap the arms to fly), a different one to stomp, and a third one to quickly respawn from the last checkpoint, in case things didn’t turn out the way they should. However, though this is all easy to understand, the gameplay itself requires both experience in the genre and patience to get through and were it not for the last button and the many checkpoints, I doubt I would have gotten as far as I did.

As I am not too experienced with these types of hardcore platformers myself, it took me around seven hours to get through the 45 stages of the main campaign (Classic Electronic Super Joy) and so far, I’ve only beaten three of the 15 A Hot Sticky Mess DLC levels, none of the five bonus maps, nor any of the nine Micro Hell stages. During this playthrough, I never felt that any of the deaths were unfair, due to the controls being very well-balanced out and responsive, so that getting through was just a matter of trial and error and being observant. To spice things up a little bit though, in many stages the camera does not follow the protagonist, but instead scrolls by itself. That means that I frequently found myself in situations wherein I either had to react quickly or was required to stay in an enemy infested area for longer than I’d like to. Another noteworthy addition to the game were the occasional shoot ‘em up segments where players had to avoid an onslaught of projectiles while navigating the stage. But through all of it, I had a good time, which can be largely attributed to the rest of the titles presentation.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=708615337

Overall
What got me hooked on the game was its juvenile sense of humor. The main antagonists motivation, for example, is to steal everyone’s butts and whenever the character respawns at a checkpoint either a male or female voice roars “Oh Yeah” or “Oh Là Là” in a hilarious, yet highly sexual fashion that is sure to make you blush uncomfortably when you’re playing this in the living room while your family is over for a visit. But in case that these utterances are a bit too much or you just feel annoyed by them, they can easily be turned off in the options menu under “PG”. Fitting to the sexy “Oh Yeahs” and entire atmosphere, the stages are accompanied by a strong house and techno soundtrack. Many of the enemies are even in sync with the music, which makes beating them that much more enjoyable.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=709967156

Optimization
Electronic Super Joy’s PC port does everything right. The button layout can be fully customized and the game features full keyboard as well as controller support and the menu can easily be navigated with a mouse. The game’s framerate is also unlocked by default and runs at around 230 frames per second (fps) with frequent drops to around 100 on my old toaster – an old, 32-bit desktop PC running on Windows Vista Home Premium, an Intel Core 2 CPU, an Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT, and 3070 MB RAM. However, even weaker models, like the Asus Aspire E1-410 laptop, can play the game without problems and framerate can be locked to 30 or 60 fps in the options menu.

Conclusion
If you’re not prone to nausea or seizures and are a fan of difficult platformers, this game is definitely worth picking up. The music is great, there’s tons of achievements (I only have 3/37 for completing the main story) and great music. The game also features a speedrunning mode and a global leaderboard. So, core gamers can rejoice.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is pretty addictive and it reminds me of the I wanna series. Is very annyoing but HOLY ♥♥♥♥ THE SIDEWAYS GAMEPLAY . +Great Soundtrack

9/10
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I just don't get the apeal to this game at all. The platforming feels too slow and the controls are sluggish. Also the "Oh yeah" was funny the first couple of times but gets extremely annoying. The missles are what made me put the game down. I got stuck trying to get passed them but every time one would come off the screen and kill me through a floor. I dont mind games are hard but I at least want to feel like I have some control and that it is my own fault when I die, not some dumb unavoidable thing. If you are looking for a hard platformer, just get Super Meat Boy instead. You will have much more fun with it.

The only redeemable factor to this game is the music. Although in one of the mission the music started glitching out and sounded horrid, I'm not sure if that was on purpose or the game just glitched but it hurt my ears.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Rob Mayth: The Game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Sexy fun time GARUNTEED
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
It's totally worth the 79 cents I payed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Pros

-Soundtrack
-Good platforming
-Colourful and vibrant background
-Its funny
-Porn sounds
-Hard


Cons

-Missles
-Lasers
-Too hard

OH YEAHH!/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
81 of 91 people (89%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
My mom thought I was watching porn one night when I was playing this game. Now I can watch porn and tell her its the game. 10/10
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88 of 105 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Electronic Super Joy is a hardcore platformer with an amazing soundtrack. It isn't that expensive for what you get out of it and it is still fun to play after you finish the game just to try and beat your own scores etc.
You run, jump, smash and fly your way through more than 45(!) weird and well designed platform levels with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters and swarming missiles. There are so many different and interesting concepts in this game and it is just a good time :P

As I was jumping my way through the game I constantly found myself headbanging to the music and just having a lot of fun. As of the story, there is not that much too it, it mostly contains of butts and bad puns. So if you were looking for a brutally difficult platformer with a "good" story, this might not be for you although I enjoyed every bit of it!
Something else to note is that this is a very over the top game with a lot of flashing lights so if that is what you're looking for then go ahead and buy it ;)

Electronic Super Joy is an overall satisfying and well done hardcore platformer filled with bad puns, awesome electronic styled music and more(see disclaimer at the start of the game).
If all of the above or some of it is to your liking then this game is for you my friend! :D

- Liam
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61 of 66 people (92%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Difficult levels, platforms that turn into missiles, rainbow cannons, seziure inducing raves, an AMAZING mindf*ck soundtrack, sex noises, the story of a guy who lost his butt, an evil pope, a giant killer dinosaur-esque monster that shoots f*ckbeams out of his eyes, and enough pink to cure breast cancer.

10/10 would rave again
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