Electronic Super Joy 2 could be your next ultra-hard platformer, out now

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Electronic Super Joy was a brutal platformer full of electronic music and was, by most accounts, very good indeed: 90% of its 2,500 Steam user reviews are positive (opens in new tab). Developer Michael Todd Games has just released a sequel that's completely free, despite having more levels than the original.

You run, double jump and smash your way through more than 55 levels, murdering bosses—including Santa Claus himself, who has started eating his reindeer—and discovering secret areas. It has a thumping soundtrack to drive you forward between checkpoints, and a handful of new abilities, including a sword that dashes you forward and an explosive jump.

Alongside the free version, you can pay $13/£10.30 for a Gold Edition (opens in new tab). On top of the base game you'll get three bonus levels, an extra ability, a new Derpy Dragon boss fight, extra music and a full, downloadable version of the soundtrack. You may as well try out the free version first and then decide if you want the extra stuff.

The early user reviews are positive (opens in new tab). If you've checked it out, let me know how you found it in the comments below.

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.