Video Game History: Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble

Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Nintendo Gamecube boxart

While the first two Viewtiful Joe games were pretty straightforward, it didn’t take Capcom long to make a spin-off game. Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble was a fighting game similar to Super Smash Bros. or Powerstone.

Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Nintendo Gamecube Capcom

The story of the game was actually based on the anime series, with Captain Blue starting a tournament. While there was a single-player mode, multiplayer was apparently the big draw. It featured most of the classic characters (the PSP version had even more) from Viewtiful Joe to start your own brawl.

Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Sony PSP Capcom

While I loved the series, I stayed away from the game after seeing it barely getting average scores from critics. Being such a fan of Super Smash Bros., I could only seeing this as a probably disappointing adventure. But I’ll give Capcom credit for at least trying to make a Smash Bros. alternative.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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