Throughout the games, Electronic Super Joy contains a variety of different gimmicks that alter the experience in certain levels. All known gimmicks are listed in the table below.
- For abilities, see Abilities
|Icon / Example||Name||Description||Note|
|Ground||An opaque block that holds you up.|
|Sticky Ground||What is that?||The player's movement is slowed upon contact|
|Sticky Wall||What is that?||The player is able to scale the surface.|
The player sticks to the surface and slowly drops.
|Slippery Ground||Watch your step.||The player slides around upon contact.|
|Star||The player is launched into the air indefinitely.|
|Arrow||The player is launched upward once.|
This gimmick disappears after it has been usde.
|Self-Destruct Platform||Upon contact, the platform will self-destruct within a time limit.|
|Self-Defensive Platform||Upon contact, the platform will summon spikes after a time limit.|
|Self-Offensive Platform||Upon contact, the platform will self-destruct within a time limit.|
After disappearing, two missiles will be fired.
|Double Jump||Grants the player the Double Jump ability.|
|Air Sword||Gives the player the Air Sword, which replaces the Stomp ability with a horizontal slash.|