Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble
The Joe series has been well received by
the gaming community since the launch of the first game on the PS2. The
side scrolling action on the game is a nice change to a lot of other
games and a bit of a retro touch as well.
game is basically a port on the PS2 game and there are not a lot of
enhancements made to the smaller format. In some respects this is a
reassurance for those who do not own more than one format, on the other
hand for fanatics of the series, it’s nice to see little extras added to
game is not dissimilar to Super Smash Brothers in the way that it
presents itself with multi platforms and all sorts of levels and other
bits and pieces. The game environments are on land and sea and the
amount of crazy characters certainly makes you think of that other
pace of this game is frantic and scattered through the gameworld are a
series of powerups and other items that are going to make it all the
more hectic. The graphics whilst nice do get crowded on the screen at
times, despite the clarity and lush colours of the screen of the PSP.
control system is pretty intuitive and most players will find that they
are able to pick the game up and play it. Using the network ability on
the PSP allows you to have up to four players duking it out for some fun
action as you lay the smack down with your mates.
Combinations are easy to carry out and certainly do the desired amount
of damage, along with the effects and sounds that let you know that you
did something right. Fighting can take place left and right, up and down
the screen with fighters dropping from level to level to lay the smack
down. It’s a lot of fun and makes for some good expenditure of your time
that you are sure to enjoy.
think that your casual gamer might be so so about this title on
occasion. The actual meat behind the game is pretty shallow, however the
speed of the action will make most people overlook that. The only
problem is that other than for the already existing fan base, a lot of
players may not see this title as being more than a passing distraction
regardless of how good it is.
it a shot and see what you think.