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  • Summary: Captain Blue is casting for the lead in his new action movie and the competition is RED HOT! Fight head-to-head against your friends - whoever is the most kick-butt lands the starring role!
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. 90
    While the addition of a second player character would have been cool had the co-op mode made the cut, without it Sylvia's presence seems a bit pointless. Nevertheless, a strong outing for the only guy I know that can make pink and red lycra sexy.
  2. Be warned, if you are looking for another adventure in the vein of the first two VJ titles you will come out of Red Hot Rumble a little bit disappointed.
  3. Get more friends, get more controllers, get Red Hot Rumble. In that order only.
  4. 60
    To put it bluntly, anyone who values things like tight control and a fair challenge over button-mashing anarchy is going to have second thoughts about getting their hands dirty in Red Hot Rumble.
  5. The goals, while repetitive, offer more than a typical four-way smasher, but damn, it's hard to keep things straight. For gamers who like things categorically insane, you're looking at a go-to, button-mashy party game.
  6. 60
    The gameplay itself is nothing more than a fancied up button mashing tournament with a sense of claustrophobia so apparent, you'll be looking to open a window after the first ten minutes, just for some fresh air. Maybe this game should have been entitled, Viewtiful Joe: Cabin Fever Combat.
  7. Lacks the fun and diversity of the Viewtiful games before it. Dare I say it's a Henshin-a-no-no, baby.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1