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This game is different from the previous incarnations, whereas this one takes its gameplay from the Super Smash Bros. series. The game features the main heroes, Joe, Capt. Blue and Silvia, along with many others as well as a group of villains fighting each other in a series of battles in multiple environments, such as a construction site, a warehouse and a wrestling ring to name a few.

The story has Captain Blue getting ready to shoot a new movie, but has trouble deciding who will be the lead character, so he sets up a tournament of the heroes to determine it. The player takes control of one of the three heroes, battling a set of enemies, each stage having their own set objectives to complete in order to advance. There is also a party mode that can support up to four-different players in an all out brawl. Players can collect "VFX Orbs" throughout the fight, collecting enough will allow the player to use a VFX power on the opponent(s).

The PSP port is virtually the same same, but with added content exclusive to it, a single player Trial Mode, where the player competes in a series of mini-games, the ability to play as Dante from the Devil May Cry series and a game sharing feature that lets players play wirelessly using Ad-Hoc and play certain stages using only one disc.


There are no GameCube user screenshots for this game.

There are 3 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

Promo Images

Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Logo
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Screenshot
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Screenshot
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Viewtiful Joe VFX Battle" -- working title

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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Jan, 2006 80 out of 100 80
Gaming Target Dec 12, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
GameZone Dec 01, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpot Nov 07, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69 2006 6 out of 10 60
Deeko Nov 26, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Cubed3 Mar 12, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamekult Jan 27, 2006 4 out of 10 40
GameDaily Dec 19, 2005 4 out of 10 40


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Big John WV (25477) added Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble (GameCube) on Aug 20, 2008
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