[edit] Background

In this game, players take control of regular "Joe," a celshaded hero whose sidescrolling adventures are presented in the style of a movie. Joe soon gains the ability to transform in to Viewtiful Joe, a superhero with the power to eliminate his enemies with special effects. As he makes his way through the adventure, he earns new and more powerful abilities. These powers allow Viewtiful Joe to execute special combos, or even control the flow of time.

[edit] Gameplay

Using his visual effects 'Slow' power, Joe instantaneously slows down the action to inflict damage reminiscent of today's popular action movies. For those who prefer a lighting-speed approach, Joe executes 'Mach Speed' and his fists and feet of fury destroy enemies with incredible speed. The combination of a true comic book look, mixed with the challenge of editing action moves on the fly, set Viewtiful Joe apart from all other games on the market. Players will exclaim, "this game is 'viewtiful!'

[edit] Features

  • Innovative 2D/3D hybrid action
  • Unlock 'devilish' hidden playable characters that cry in awe of Viewtiful Joe's stunning gameplay.
  • Vividly comic and funky cartoon-style visuals
  • Unique combat system – Use visual effect powers (VFX) to obliterate enemies!
  • Slow down – "Slow Power" lets Joe inflict detailed attacks and moves
  • Speed up – "Mach Speed" gives Joe lighting fists of fury
  • Zoom – Enhance the fighting experience by getting up close and personal to the action while simultaneously executing other VFX powers to take down anything that stands in the way

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CaptainBlueJr
Aug 21, 11 10:35am
10

This 2D side scrolling beat 'em up is a great addition to any PS2 or Gamecube owners...

Amberlynn
Aug 18, 09 10:40pm
added 30 new concept art
RoboGamer_500
Mar 20, 09 12:07pm
This game is so hard! I quit! ViewtifulJoe
gerard way owns you
Jan 31, 09 9:05am
A game I thought I would hate. I gave it a shot and I love it! ViewtifulJoe
Jak66
Jan 12, 07 4:56pm
Best Gamecube Game Ever! ViewtifulJoe
Oni
Sep 29, 05 7:01am
$35 (?) ViewtifulJoe
GallantmonX
Jun 06, 05 8:30am
9.4

Overall, Viewtiful Joe is really an awesome game. If you dont have it by now, then you...

RAGE THE DRAGOON
Feb 17, 05 3:10pm
9.0

VJ is an Awesome 2d adventure. WHAT 2D! thats old
yeah so what? Joe can only move left...

Kokoro
Jan 07, 05 3:13pm
9.2

Difficulty: Hard

I rented this game today and I must say this game is better than I...

Jake Rockwell
Jan 05, 05 7:34am
7.4

Remember when games were games? Give a great big nostalgiac sigh and hark back to the...

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Aug 24, 2004 (PS2)
    • Oct 7, 2003 (GC)
  • Japan: Jun 26, 2003
  • Europe: Oct 24, 2003
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