Electronic Super Joy

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2019

Ultimately, though, I'm just not as smitten with Electronic Super Joy 2 as I was with the first. The free price tag makes this a lot more palatable, but I do believe more could have been done here. It's a little disappointing, but still a fun time that fans of the first are sure to get something out of. Just don't go in expecting anything dramatically different.

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8 / 10
Feb 15, 2016

Electronic Super Joy is a delight. Its simple visuals are elevated by a soundtrack so perfectly in tune with the experience that it turns a punishingly difficult platformer into a trance-like experience and will soothe the pain of your multiple deaths. It will defeat you over and over again, but manages never to feel unfair or to set goals that are unachievable. If you like the sound of a challenging platformer that will push you to the edge of frustration when things are going badly but make you feel like a gaming god when things are going well, Electronic Super Joy may be just the game you're looking for.

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Cubed3

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8 / 10
Jun 28, 2017

It's not ground-breaking or genre-defining, but Electronic Super Joy masters the retro-style platformer. It's stunning visually and sonically, and the presentation is tied in directly to the arresting gameplay that's complemented perfectly by tight controls and super smart level design. Hardcore platforming fans will be completely at home here.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2016

It's a great game, but not for everyone, especially those that freak out over flashing lights, or get into a controller-breaking frenzy when you keep dying over and over again.

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Unscored
Jan 1, 2014

Electronic Super Joy is Meat Boy gone clubbing.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2016

Electronic Super Joy is the epitome of background colour and unique artsyle with lots of variety in the fast paced gameplay. But, even with its short runtime, the sound design is so bad that it's enough to put you off entirely.

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9 / 10
Jan 11, 2016

Few games completely nail being a difficult game as well as Electronic Super Joy does.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2016

If you are a glutton for punishment, enjoy getting frustrated, and if you love challenging games, then definitely pick up Electronic Super Joy. When it comes to a platformer, I have not found one as near as challenging

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