Viewtiful Joe Double Trouble

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An action-movie hero's work is never done! When the bad guys descend on
Movieland, Joe rushes to the rescue, ready to crush the villains with
his new powers.


Exciting cel-shaded, platforming gameplay that is synonymous to the

All-new storyline set within the "Movie Studio" theme park

Introducing Joe's little sister, Jasmine, an aspiring actress who gets
caught up in the movie action

New touch-screen based VFX powers

When a mysterious crime syndicate descends on the set of Captain Blue’s
newest movie and makes off with the film, Joe rushes to the rescue,
ready to crush the villains with his new powers and retrieve the stolen

This game stays true to the Viewtiful Joe roots of delivering sweet
action with speed effects that can blow your mind. OK, maybe mind
blowing is going a little far, but you catch our drift. You play the
game on the bottom screen and the top screen always displays a close-up
view of Joe and his actions. It's almost as if you're directing the
movie on the bottom and others can watch the top screen as a movie over
your shoulder. Charge them admission.

This version of the Viewtiful one features several VFX powers including
several that are touch screen specific. You don't need to use your
stylus, in fact, your finger is recommended. One of the new powers is
called "scratch" and you do exactly that, you make a scratching motion
on the screen. The scratch technique brings props and production
equipment falling from the sky and onto your enemies. There's also
"split" which is a puzzle mechanism that lets you slow down time, draw a
line on the screen and then rearrange objects on the top part of that
split. Maybe you move a safe from a shelf to over your enemy's head.
That's a headache when it comes crashing down.

The big payoff comes via the "Joe Camera." This move lets you pull down
the upper screen (the one that's giving you close-ups of your action on
the bottom screen) to literally give Joe a helping hand. You may need to
flip a switch to open a door, but you need a close up of the switch to
access it. Once you pull the screen down, you can use your finger (or
stylus of course) to flip the switch.

Bottom Line

Viewtiful Joe is turning into a great action-platformer franchise and
the DS version looks almost as good as the GameCube titles. That's quite
an accomplishment.

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Not rated

System requirements for Nintendo DS

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Last Modified: Dec 31, 2021

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