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  • Summary: Production on the newest Captain Blue movie is just about to begin. Unfortunately he can't seem to decide on the lead character. Now it's up to gamers to be the star of the show and 'audition' to see who will take the leading role in this big action extravaganza. An all-star cast of new andProduction on the newest Captain Blue movie is just about to begin. Unfortunately he can't seem to decide on the lead character. Now it's up to gamers to be the star of the show and 'audition' to see who will take the leading role in this big action extravaganza. An all-star cast of new and familiar playable characters will be available in this intense versus-fighting game including Captain Blue Junior, Sprocket and other original characters from the popular Japanese TV animated cartoon series. With completely new movie set designs and two player cooperative gameplay, there is an exuberant amount of action that extends beyond the silver screen. New versus gameplay for the Viewtiful Joe universe: The gloves come off during the 'audition' as players participate in this intense versus fighting action; a first for the award-winning series. All-star cast of playable characters: Reacquaint yourself with familiar faces or discover new and original characters from the TV anime series including Sylvia, Alastor, Sprocket, an ice princess that intimidates people with her cold stares, and Captain Blue Junior, Captain Blue's sidekick who calls himself 'Junior'. Interactive environments: In addition to new set designs, players will be able to use enemies and background elements to attack their opponents. Two different modes of play – Choose between one or two player cooperative mode. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Absolute chaos but brilliant fun, this fast and furious fighter is exactly the type of adrenaline-rich game PSP was made for. [June 2006, p.92]
  2. If you're looking for a top-notch brawler, Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble simply isn't for you.
  3. 70
    Its fast-paced style of play makes it easy to pick up and put down on a whim, and its original presentation makes those moments of gameplay surprisingly fun.
  4. 60
    As a fighting game Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble just isn't that enjoyable. In the transition to the PSP the game really hasn't changed from the GameCube version. It's an advantage being able to play the game on the run - the game can be a lot of fun in short bursts - but it's disappointing that the developers didn't really make any improvements to the gameplay with the extra development time enjoyed by the PSP version.
  5. Viewtiful Joe may have bitten off more than he can chew on his PSP debut. Even if you have the metabolism of a hummingbird, you're going to have a difficult time relating to the incredibly fast and confusing pace of this game.
  6. Attractive but with deep issues, Red Hot Rumble's contribution to the PSP library can often be an incoherent, confused mess.
  7. The core gameplay is terminally flawed, though, and no amount of perks can make up for that. [May 2006, p.87]

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  1. DaveF.
    Jun 12, 2006
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    this game sucks, is hrrible. After you beat the game you have to re-beat it just to unlock the rest of the movies. Who ever made this game this game sucks, is hrrible. After you beat the game you have to re-beat it just to unlock the rest of the movies. Who ever made this game ijust got to tell you one thing QUIT! making games is not your thing. Expand