A Giant Robot Stripper called JoJo has smashed Groove City! She's angry because Dr Swinger stole her Laser-Nipples! Help JoJo reclaim her Laser-Nipples & defeat the Evil Plans of Dr.Swinger, with the help of Pope Boris the Super Sexy!
User reviews: Very Positive (379 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 6, 2014
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October 4

Better custom controls

Hi all!

I've added a better custom controls setup. It should work with just about any controller or joystick ever. If it doesn't, email me at 'michael at michael todd games dot com' & tell me the details so I can fix it in my next patch.

It will (should*) work by default on windows/OSX/Linux with keyboard or xbox360 controller.
A ps3 controller will need you to go to the controls menu (just press ESC in the main world area & select controls, or walk to the controls computer), and select 'Set Player1 Controls'.

As with any complex new system, there are bound to be bugs. I've tested as much as I can, but at some point, I can't find any more & have to just release it. If you have any problems, please email me at the above email.

- Michael

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September 27

Added Double-Jump to the Level Editor, & fixed server bug

Hi all!

I added 19 more things to the level edior, including another camera movement, player ability double jump, player ability flying & a bunch of monsters, sticky walls, etc.

I also fixed an annoying 'Load from Server' bug, where loading from the server was pretty broken. But that's fixed! Yay!

Please report any bugs to michael at michael todd games dot com or tell me on twitter: @thegamedesigner

- Michael

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About This Game

A sequel to Electronic Super Joy! A brave new World, ending in an Epic Boss Fight!
Jump, dodge & dance among insane hazards, missiles, lasers & monsters!

Plot

A Giant Robot Stripper called JoJo has smashed Groove City! She's angry because Dr Swinger stole her Laser-Nipples!
Help JoJo reclaim her Laser-Nipples & defeat the Evil Plans of Dr.Swinger, with the help of Pope Boris the Super Sexy!

Key Features

  • 15 Levels, including 2 full-length secret levels.
  • 19 Secrets & Secret Areas!
  • New collectible Stars, Missile Stars & Mega-Stars! Maximize your score!
  • 8 Challenging Achievements!
  • 6 new tracks from the musical Master, EnV!

    Praise for the original Electronic Super Joy

    • "Indie gaming with style" - IGN
    • "Rock out and get your hardcore platforming on" - Joystiq
    • "Prepare to die. A lot." - Destructoid
    • "Anybody else just fucking in love with this game?" - Sevadus
    • "This game is... AWESOME!" - iHasCupquake
    • "An epic sexy soundtrack to this epic sexy game" - Markiplier
    • "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




    Ownership of Electronic Super Joy Classic is not required to play this game.

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: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or Equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or Equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or Equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Remember kids, don't turn on the PG mode
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This game if worth of buying, if you can't think why, think about checkpoints. Makes you get ♥♥♥♥♥♥s freehanded.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Have you ever wanted to punch a wall but never had a valid reason to do so? Play this game and you soon will!
10/10 Definitely recommend
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Let us rage in this funny game with ninja stars and killer duck rockets!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
tfw you listened to EnV before you even knew this game existed #justhipsterthings
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
I understand it's always very difficult make a sequence of a major game like the popular "Eletronic Super Joy" however I'm not satisfied with that one.
The first game presents pretty much: blasfemys, nonsenses, amazing eletronic music, psychodelic visuals, a lot platforming, incredibly high challenge, innovative controls, something never seen.

This one presents: nonsenses, a little of blasfemy, very good eletronic music, psychodelic visuals, regular platforming, nothing new, no challenge at all (I conquered all the achievements in 2 hours or less), regress of controlling mode (now you can just jump and nothing more), something already seen in other regular games.

You know, people just wait for a game in the same level or better as it predescessor but in that case it just got stuck in the same old ideas, adding nothing new and taking away some good things (double jumping, some traps and the attack).
I mean, it became an easy short platform with good visuals and musics and a weird story, nothing remarkable.
I am disapointed, I expected more.... a way more than this one,
Nope, can't recommend, I'm sorry :(
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Like literally everyone here said , Buy Super Joy first.

Eletronic Super Joy: Groove City is so short it should be a DLC (honestly i've seen dlc's with way more content than this game, so yeah you got it its so short it should be a dlc.

Everyone beats Groove City in less than 1 hour so do a favor to yourself and play the first Super Joy and then if you want it so bad play Groove City. But keep in mind that its short. Really there's not much to talk about it so there you go.

Besides all that its fine, totally recommend it but not worth the money.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Maybe,one of the best platformer games I've ever played!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
no smash feature in this game

smash/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
this game, i love it and so should you
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2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I likes this game. It was a nice sequel to the original 'Electronic Super Joy' but it is too expensive for the content inside. It only had 13 short levels and this game will take you roughly 20 mins to 1 hour to complete. Its not one of theose games that yoou would play again more than 3 times so for £1.50. This doesnt seem like much but it just ends up being another game stacked up in your library that you will never play again.

I really liked the original game and fully completed it which took me nearly 10 hours but this game is to short for me to recommend it.

(i played a lot of hours cause i would leave the game runnign to hear the music :P)
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1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Not as long as the first one, but the ghosts of other friends who had the game were a neat idea (albeit distracting). Soundtrack is just as good as the first one, and it's just as fun/frustrating as well. Dunno if it's still going on, but once I beat part of the first game, I got a coupon for this one for .99 so I would 100% recommend it at that price.
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
A nice quick additional episode effectively for Electronic Super Joy. Very short but fun. I'd recommend trying to get it on sale for a buck or less.
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This sequel is rather short. But still good.

9/10
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
just more electronic super joy,without the smash mechanic
don't know if its just my taste,but the music isnt as good as in the previous game
7.7/10
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2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
This game is so amazing 100/10
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1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
This game did not live up to my expectations. They changed the formula of the whole game to a score-attack game instead of a platforming challenger, and in my opinion this ruined the fun. However, this probably appeals to more old-school gamers, so this might be for you. The main thing that killed the game for me, however, is how short this game was, and how limited your abilities were in this game. In the previous, you could 'smash' enemies or double-jump or fly for some levels, but in this one it's just jump and collect all the stars. I much prefered the other, origional game with it's focus on platforming challenges and extra abilities to break up what little monotony there was.
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
This game is nowhere near the goodness that was the first game. Its $2 cheaper than Electronic Super Joy, but this features a shameful 13 levles compared to the nearly 50 featured in the original. Its also much easier than the original, making it a lot more dull and even the decent soundtrack makes the game feel boring when nothing exciting is happening (which seldom ever happens anyways). So instead of buying this turd, buy the original, because its actually worth buying at full price. I wouldn't even buy this on sale (if I hadn't bought it already).
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Unlike other people I really didn't mind that this was only about an hour long. Namely because I wanted to get it over with about 10 minutes in. This isn't like the last game at all. The music is fine but not as good, you don't have an attack anymore and all the levels are hard for the most wrong reasons possible. They're filled with kaizo trap ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and it's all the more noticeable because of the rapid fire missiles and enemies that you can no longer smash.

and just like any other kaizo trap ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ there's a part in the game that is almost literally impossible to complete because of assumptions it makes about people's refresh rate and relative FPS. You can work around it by enabling vsync or forcing the framerate to cap at 60. Too bad most of the options in the menu don't work (as in you literally cannot toggle them). I was able to force vsync via my GPU control panel though. Too bad you can't force the ghosts off.

And that damned ghost. Let me tell you. It was what made me give up and quit during the boss fight (which itself pales in comparison to the epic fight with the wizard in the last game). It's on by default and since the options don't toggle it's there forever. So throughout the game I was continuously being distracted by replays of someone on my friends list doing the level themselves. Given how many times they were dying (and then jumping in place repeatedly, then just standing there hopelessly) it's clear they were hating it as much as I was.

Since the ghost is a less opaque copy of your own sprite it's very easy to get it mixed up when trying to do split second timed jumps and this was a continuous problem for me.

I don't recommend buying it. Even on sale. At the very most this should have been an extra world for the first game.
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70 of 75 people (93%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Electronic Super Joy: Groove City is a wonderful installment into the ESJ series. Michael Todd keeps to the platformers roots and doesn't swerve too far away from what made the origional Electronic Super Joy so great. Sticking with the same music compser (EnV) leaves the game with the same lasting musical impression of absolutely nippletastic beats. Groove City does however feel MUCH harder than the original which is a good thing for all you who want a very rewarding platforming experience. Overall I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoyed the first one and just in general to anyone who enjoys a game with great beats and a great challenging platformer experience. 9/10


If you prefer impressions in video format, have no fear I do that as well!
http://youtu.be/sB3rUYftJuM
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