Electronic Super joy is platforming heaven.. or maybe hell.. depending on how you look at it.
ESJ knows what it wants to be, and what it wants to do, and sets out to accomplish it in its own unique way, the game puts a real emphasis on content over anything else.
ESJ is a ridiculously hard platformer game, it has just under 50 levels including a few boss/arena style fights, and is best described as Super Meat Boy on LSD. Why LSD? The art style for starters, is a mix of minimalistic pixel stuff and bright pulsing neon colours, and then there’s the soundtrack – which consists entirely of heavy dance/club music, heres a taste of what you’ll be listening to as you’re jumping over pits and dodging lasers – Fire Frost – and heres one more – If you are into that sort of the music, the game might well be worth trying just for the soundtrack alone.
The actual platforming itself is simple in nature, but thrown towards the extreme end in terms of difficulty, you’ll be able to get double jumps and ground slams and all that normal stuff, but the level design is where the game really shines, with the game throwing all sorts of ridiculous obstacles at you, ESJ is actually probably slightly TOO hard if anything, I enjoy a good challenge, and am no stranger to difficult platformer games but some of the levels in ESJ are unfair and require a ton of retries (thankfully, doing so is easy thanks to checkpoints and quick respawns).
Clearly geared towards masochist thrillseekers, Electronic Super Joy won’t be for everyone, but if you are looking for a challenge and enjoy yourself some obnoxious dance music, you can’t go wrong with this.
Approximate Game Length : Short assuming you can complete the levels quickly (<4 Hours)
Actual Worth / Steam Price: £5 / £5.49 = 0.91
Should you play it : Yes, hardcore gamers only though, casuals won’t make it past world 1.