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Lunabean's Viewtiful Joe Walkthrough and Strategy Guide
Intro and Gameplay Tips

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Intro and Gameplay Tips

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Intro and Gameplay Tips
Episode 1 - Joe the Hero
Episode 2 - Some Like it Red Hot
Episode 3 - 2,000,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Episode 4 - The Viewtiful Escape
Episode 5 - The Midnight Thunderboy
Episode 6 - The Magnificent 5
Episode 7 - Joe and Silvia
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Intro and Gameplay Tips

Welcome to the wonderful and sometimes frustrating world of Viewtiful Joe. This walkthrough and strategy guide will work for both the Gamecube (Oct. 03) and the PS2 (Aug. 04) versions of the game. The only difference between the two versions is that on the PS2 version, after beating the game on any difficluty you unlock Dante from "Devil May Cry". You can then play through the game as Dante.

This is an excellent game that is heavy on Bosses and requires much skill from you. It's not an easy game by any means and this walkthrough and strategy guide is based on ADULTS difficulty. This walkthrough will get you through the game and then at the end, when you unlock Silvia and V-Rated difficulty, well, you're on your own. You'll have learned all the skills and tips that I can teach you by then.

Opening sequence of the game: You are at a movie with your girlfriend, Silvia. You are watching your favorite super hero, Captain Blue. Then, all of a sudden, Silvia is snatched and taken into the movie. Now, you must go into the movie as well and rescue her. Along the way, Captain Blue will teach you his 3 powers: Slow Down, Speed Up, and Zoom. Here we go...

Gamecube Controls

A - Jump. Double tap for double Jump. Down + A allows you to Jump down.
X - Kick
Y - Punch
B - VFX Zoom power
Yellow C-Stick Up then Down - VFX Zoom Power L Trigger - VFX Slow power
R Trigger - VFX Mach Speed power
D-Pad - Move left or right, upper or lower dodge.
Control Stick - Same as D-Pad.

PS2 Controls

X - Jump. Double tap for double Jump. Down + X allows you to Jump down.
Triangle - Kick
Square - Punch
Circle - VFX Zoom power
Right Analog Stick Up then Down - VFX Zoom power
L1 - VFX Slow power
R1 - VFX Mach Speed power
D-Pad - Move left or right, upper or lower dodge.
Left Analog Stick Stick - Move left or right, upper or lower dodge.

Playing with Silvia or Dante

As mentioned above, if you're playing the PS2 version, once you beat the game on any difficulty, you'll have unlocked Silvia and Dante (just Silvia on the Gamecube version). To play as one of them, go to a "New Game" and choose the character you want to play. It's that easy.

Powering Up


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Powering up is a big element in this game. For the most part I'll tell you what you should have going into an Episode or Boss. There are, however, a lot of little things that you may or may not like using. For example, there're the boomerangs and bombs. I barely used these throughout the game but they do make some situations easier. Also, keep in mind that you can buy "Life" which will increase your Heart Meter by one. This is very important as you go through the game and it's not that expensive at first. Also, "Take 2"s are wonderful things when you're going in to fight a Boss. Take 2s enable you to get a second chance without losing a life.

Attacks You Should Know

VFX Slow + VFX Zoom + Holding down the Punch Button

If you've looked around the web at all you'll notice that many people refer to the "SlowZ-RHOH" attack. This is definitely the best attack to use throughout the game. Don't be confused by the weird abbreviation. "SlowZ-RHOH" is simply VFX Slow + VFX Zoom + Holding down the Punch Button. It is a great attack and does the most damage of anything in the game. I do not refer to it as "SlowZ-RHOH" so you won't have to worry about it in this walkthrough. However, keep it in mind as it is a great attack.

VFX Slow + VFX Zoom + Holding down the Kick Button

This is the pink spinning kick. It's very useful for clearing out enemies on either side of you and also comes in handy for some of the puzzles.


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