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Spark The Electric Jester 2 (Formerly titled Fark the Electric Jester) is a May 2019 sequel to the 2017 Spark the Electric Jester PC action game by Feperd Games. It remakes the second storyline from the original, in which the robot jester known as "Fark" goes on a quest to save his creator and the world from an uprising of robots led by Freom, a machine-turned-virus who wants to enslave all life forms.

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Like the first, the game plays much like a Sonic game would with its fast pace and slope physics, but the combat mechanics draw inspiration from beat 'em ups such as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. A demo with three stages is available here.


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  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: The second stage is set in one of those.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The game is a remake of Fark's story from the original with new places, new characters, and a more elaborate plot.
  • Artifact Title: The game was renamed from Fark The Electric Jester to Spark The Electric Jester 2, despite Spark being out of focus and the plot revolving around Fark's quest to move out of his shadow.
  • Avoid the Dreaded G Rating: Subverted; the inclusion of strong profanity in the game’s dialogue (courtesy of E.J. and Double, at least in earlier versions) could be seen as an attempt at doing this, as the game contains little objectionable content otherwise. However, Fepard has announced that these instances will be toned down in the final release (albeit to his chagrin.)
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  • Big Bad: Just like in the first game, Freom, the guardian of Megaraph Tower and leader of the robot uprising.
  • Bishōnen Line: Freom has crossed it as he did in the first game, using his taller, distinctly humanoid form. Later on, he puts Fark in such a dire state that Fark's Super Mode puts him past the line, getting larger and more distinctly humanoid.
  • Brick Joke: One of the city levels from the first game had signposts pointing to locations from Lake's Sonic fangames, such as Titanic Tower. This game actually features a level called that.
  • Call-Back: Freom Mk. Ultimate attempts to destroy Super Fark with a large beam, similar to how Super Spark destroyed Freom Mk. 2. However, Super Fark is unaffected and is able to power through it.
  • Cloning Blues:
    • Fark is upset at being a robotic duplicate of Spark, failing his purpose and having an insult ("Fake Spark") for a name. It is also revealed that he is actually designed as an upgraded variant of Freom as a way to carry his data.
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    • This later turns out to be the case for E.J. as well, although the time between him realizing he's one of many mass-produced copies of Fark's bodytype and his death is mere seconds.
  • Counter Attack: Fark can still block attacks to gain super meter, a bit of invincibility and a power multiplier. The timing is as forgiving as ever, and boss fights pretty much consist of standing still next to the enemy while spamming attacks and tapping the parry button when appropriate.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Infinite lives and plenty of checkpoints.
  • Demoted to Extra: After saving the world, Spark went on vacation and is only mentioned by name throughout the story. After one cameo in the game's intro, he doesn't ever appear again.
  • Development Gag: In the first game's early development, Fark and Freom's roles were both filled by a robot known only as The Prototype, with plans to make it playable at some point. The Prototype's concept art is used to form the basis of Freom's true form, and its role as Spark's rival being passed onto Fark is taken more literally, with Fark being designed as a successor to Freom.
  • Distressed Dude: Dr. Armstrong is kidnapped by E.J. before he can reveal what Fark's real name is.
  • The Dragon:
    • E.J. fancies himself one for Freom, but apparently the villain sees him as a mere pawn.
    • Freom himself is this to Clarity, although he's perfectly willing to betray her.
  • Enemy Roll Call: Before the staff credits every enemy and major character is seen standing on a stage.
  • Evil Knockoff: Freom clearly designed E.J. after Fark, making him an Evil Knockoff of an (Not-So) Evil Knockoff.
  • Exact Words: People with poor hardware who try the second demo will likely try the "Should Work" graphic settings, but it seems what it does is fail to load all models during gameplay. Can't say it isn't kind of working, though.
  • Expy: Double and his allies seem loosely based on the Desperado Enforcement quartet from Metal Gear Rising. This gets quite on-the-nose when you fight Double on a helipad and later face Flint's Iaijutsu skills.
  • Game Play And Story Integration: Fark has a different moveset in this game. The story starts with his mind being transferred to an improved body.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Freom reveals he is Fark's actual creator and that Fark is a clone of himself meant to carry his will.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Clarity, an AI gone rouge that plans to kill everything, both lifeforms and robots alike.
  • Nostalgia Level:
    • The first stage is set in FM City again with the same theme song, but does not reuse any level design from the original.
    • Hyperath Fleet, the penultimate level, is this to Megaraph Fleet (the penultimate level of the first game), down to sharing the same music, enemies, and even a countdown near the end.
  • Quirky Mini Boss Squad: Fark must face a trio of robot rebels named Double, Flint, and Float.
  • Retcon:
    • The entire game retcons Fark's story mode from the original.
    • When Spark fought Freom in the first game, the villain morphed into a stronger form on-screen. This game changes it so Freom's real body is tied to a chair and the other versions of him are separate clones. Fark is the one who turns out to be able to transform at will.
  • The Reveal: Fark's real name is "Unit-2", as he is intended to be Freom's direct successor. Furthermore, the A.I. of Megaraph Fortress that Freom was sworn to guard was corrupt and intends to eradicate both formies and robots.
  • Sequel Hook: Fark destroys Freom's original body and intends to fight against Clarity in his own way, but his whereabouts are unknown.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Continuing the developer's chain of references to Metal Gear Rising, the Start Screen looks very similar to the one on that game.
    • The first boss, the Ryno Dyno, is a blade-wielding black-and-red custom model of the Friken from the first Spark, much like how Metal Gear RAY was a penultimate boss in Metal Gear Solid 2, but was made into the first boss of Revengeance.
    • Apocalyptic Thruster's theme sounds suspiciously similar to Final Fortress' from Sonic Heroes. The fact both stages are preceded by a battleship fleet stage cements the reference.
    • As a send-up to the game's inspirations, the results screen after each level visually resembles the title screen of Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: E.J. swears several flipping times every time he shows up in earlier builds of the game, but this was toned down in the final version.
    "Oh well, I hope I never get to see your fucking dumbass face again".
  • Speedrun: The game's physics and Fark's moveset encourages the player to make a mockery of the level designs.
  • Stealth Pun: Fark's birth name is simply "Unit-2" (with Freom being Unit-1), meaning he is Spark The Electric Jester 2 after all.
  • Thanking the Viewer: The character cast roll call ends with Fark bowing before the player.
  • The Unfought: Clarity is never fought, or even seen for that matter, with Freom taking the handle of Final Boss instead.
  • Variable Mix: Much like Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, each boss theme has two versions, an instrumental version for the first phase, and a lyrical one for the second phase.
  • We Can Rule Together: Freom believes a Colony Drop is the only way to get rid of Clarity and invites Fark to his world conquest, but the jester refuses to defeat this out-of-the-blue threat at the cost of the world's entire population.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Fark's mysterious scepter and golden super form from the first game are not only ignored but also replaced with a human-like super form.

Alternative Title(s): Fark The Electric Jester

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