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 (409 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
41 of 59 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Before I start, I'd like to ask that you read my review before downvoting it instantly just because it's negative. With that said, I don't think that ESJ:GC is a terrible game, just unfinished, and its current content is more like what you'd expect in a minor DLC or free update for the original game.

But first, let's start with the good parts. The soundtrack ranges from good at worst to amazing at best, which isn't surprising as the composer is the same as the first game's. The story and one-liners are about as quirky as in the first game, and you may or may not see that as a good thing, although for me personally the novelty of butt jokes, battlepopes and robot strippers has worn off a bit. Most of the few levels present were decently designed, with some skillfully timed jumps required at parts.

Now we get to the bad parts. One thing that I noticed right off the bat was that the ability to ground pound had been removed. Considering the original game had 4 total moves (left, right, jump, ground pound), this change is pretty significant. There's no way to get rid of missiles now, you can only jump around them, and the screen can get ridiculously cluttered with them unless if you purposely suicide after each checkpoint. I also found myself taking too long to fall at times and dying because of it, where in the original game I could have just ground pounded downwards.

Some platforming elements from the first game are either used only a few times, like the sticky walls, or not at all, like the wings. There's only one "boss", and all you have to do is avoid his attacks for around a minute. There are only a few varieties of enemies present, you could probably count them all on one hand.

These are all minor problems compared to the main issue, however: the game is just too short. I'm not particularly good at platformers, and even though I died several times, I was able to beat the entire game in slightly over an hour, getting all achievements in my first playthrough. There's no replay value at all. There is an included level editor, but this seems to be the dev's way of saying "this is all I'm doing, you finish the game". It seems to me like the dev didn't want to release these levels as free DLC for ESJ like he has in the past, but instead slapped a level designer on it and called it a new game.

I can't really complain about the price personally, since I bought this for 27 cents, but I know there are people who will want to buy it at full price. My word of advice: don't. It's basically a small level pack disguised as a sequel. Ask yourself if you think $5 is worth an hour, tops, of entertainment. You can make your money go much further than that on Steam. Of course, if you have a coupon or it's on sale, feel free to go for it if you want to burn away an hour of your time.

In conclusion, ESJ:GC has the potential to become just as good as ESJ if more (free) content is added, but as it is now, it's just a skeleton of a game that happens to have great music.

If you scrolled past all that just looking for a number, here it is: 4/10
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
This game is short and sweet. It's pretty funny at times and has great music. You can finish it in an hour or two on your first playthrough and unlock all achievements, and there is no replay value whatsoever but I guess that's not too bad considering the price.
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14 of 17 people (82%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Very disappointing sequel to one of the best platformers out there. Some bug made it impossible to turn off ghosts, which made the whole screen a mess. Maybe I'll revisit in the future, if there's improvement. But I would avoid it for now.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
If I ever wanted to go blind, this is the game that would cause it.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Pros
-Amazing soundtack
-Not to difficult, and yet it's difficult; giving you the right amount of rage with love of the game <3
-MUST GET THAT RAINBOW STAR!!!

Cons
-sidescrolling is a pain in my ♥♥♥
-Time limit

I'll edit this review once I play more of it.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
As much as I adored Electronic Super Joy, this expansion/game is way to short to fulfill my need for more.
It was a fun little extension, with still some great music, but it wasn't really that challenging. In around an hour, I beated it, and was still hungering for more.
If it gets on sale, I would recommend getting this, if you can't get enough of the original game. But or else I wont.
It would be cheaper and prehaps better to just play the original game, a second time.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
A short expansion on the original ESJ. Pumping beats, flashing visuals and hardcore gameplay...it's all there. Just make sure you know this is not a sequel but a short (but focused and well-made) one hour-ish expansion to ESJ.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
It took me half an hour to fully complete everything. It offers no challenge and is in every single way inferior to the original. I just payed €8 per hour of gameplay. What a steal..
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Electronic Super Joy: Groove City is a speedrunners dream.
You need to be fast and perform perfect jumps.
This game is hard, but very rewarding!
It's pretty short too...
Pick in a sale or in a bundle!

EDIT: Now the game has an Level Editor. Make your own levels and play the ones maded by the community. It adds a lot of replay value and it's a cool feature that even the original ESJ don't have.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
If you love Electronic Super Joy, you will absolutely love Groove City, while it lasts.
In about a one hour sitting I managed to complete Groove City and every achievement.

You might be wondering why you should buy this.

It’s been confirmed by the developers that this mini sequel is very different under the hood than the first installment. According to ESJ developer Yazarmediagroup, “It runs faster mostly, but this was done by overhauling a lot of the ESJ code.” Yazarmediagroup adds, “Now I'll work on a level pack & some extra features (generated dungeons & a level editor are on my mind) & release those as DLC. That will bring it up to the full size of ESJ.”

If you’ve never played the first installment, skip this and buy the original Electronic Super Joy instead. If you love platformers and enjoyed the original installment, don’t hesitate to purchase this! A-
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
:)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Groove City is the so-called ''sequel'' to the original Electronic Super Joy. It got more or-gasms, more sex references and a stripclub. The platforming feels the same, but with a few nice little add-ons, I didn't get the ''been there, done that''-feeling. THe soundtrack is amazing and makes you want to play over and over again, just for the music.

I bought this game through a Humble Bundle for $1 together with 2 more games, and I must say that's worth it. €4 may be a little to steep, but as a great fan of ESJ, I recommend this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
laser nipples 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Interesting 2D colorful game, small number of levels, but great and fun!
It also have many hidden stars, and 2 hidden levels!
Speed and finger skill required! :)
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside, people who know me would know why and therefor I have to recommend it.

I bought the game for 0,22€ using a coupon and I'm glad I did because I honestly don't feel like the original price of 4€ would be worth it. The game offers about an hour of gameplay and to me it didn't really feel as challenging or rewarding as the first one. If you are looking for a game like this I would recommend playing the first ESJ before this. I prefer the leaderboard system in the first game where top times were your goal and not so much getting a ton of points.

The level design didn't feel as fluent as it did in the first game and I feel like a lot of the stars where just placed randomly with no real reason behind it other than getting more points. This is my personal opinion and I won't say it's a bad system but I simply found trying to get got times and top spots in the first game more fun.

You should only really buy it if you loved the first one, but just as a warning, don't expect to get that much real gameplay out of this one unless you like collecting stars. You will most likely get all of the achievement fairly easily and beat the game in just one sitting.

As a conclusion I think the music is still as groovy and perfect as it was in the first one and there has been a lot of updates to the visual style but the lack of new mechanics and the short time that it takes to complete it brings it down. Nevertheless, in the end I did enjoy it because I love these kind of games :)

- Liam
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4 of 6 people (67%) 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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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This game feels like "I wanna be the Guy" meets "Super Meat Boy" meets "LIMBO". It's not a good mix.

The gameplay sums up to very basic walking and press sensitive jumping. You don't get any new skills or mechanics that add to gameplay whatsoever throughout it. You go through what I'm assuming is a collection of the worst possible obstacles there can be in a platformer - trial and error segments, slow moving and seemingly random homing projectiles, unavoidable trash pickups, screen corners of death, you name it. If you've hated it in a platformer, it's probably in this game.

The graphic design is l̶a̶z̶y̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶u̶n̶i̶n̶s̶p̶i̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶p̶i̶x̶e̶l̶ ̶a̶r̶t RETRO style. All segments containing actual gameplay have all elements (characters, homing missiles and landscape) painted completely black with a few exceptions of a couple white pixels and trails. This makes for incredibly confusing distinguishment of elements on screen and becomes frustrating as friendly characters are aesthetically similar to characters that murder you and so on, so forth for everything else.

The soundtrack is a selection of a few generic trance music tracks. They all sound the same and become unsettingly repetitive after a while if you ever do get stuck at a segment and having to listen to it loop - and watch as the 2 frame background characters bob their heads to it.

The game also suffers from the "thinks it's funny" syndrome. It randomly pops up background characters being vulgar and other lowbrow tactics to get a laugh out of people. While I am a person who would very much laugh at the Pope being into Strippers and Scientists yelling over nipples and everything in between, it was far too obvious it was just trying to seem random to get easy laughs for ratings.

Overall this is a very poor game that seems like it was coded in a few days over a couple bottles of vodka. I've played tons of platformers and can safely say this one lacks severely in every aspect. There's no penalty for dying and overcoming the bullcrap obstacles renders no satisfaction whatsoever as they're not difficult as some just demand patience or dare I say luck.

What angers me the most about it is not the poor taste humor or bullcrap gameplay, but the fact that someone out there is laughing because he got this crap on here and is charging money for it.


If you've come this far, here are a few platformers that are easily superior to whatever this can offer, along with being free:
Pause Ahead
SHIFT
Level Up
Meat Boy (original flash version)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Excelente juego de velocidad y paciencia, ir pasando niveles con obtaculos y sobre todo la banda sonora muy bueno, de los mejores Juegos en música, me encantan los retos y este es uno mas que quiero completar y con la música se pone mejor cada vez 9.5\10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
A challenging precision platformer with an excellent soundtrack, and 3rd grade humour involving ♥♥♥♥-like ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, and occasionally butts.
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