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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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Based on the Japanese manga/anime of the same name, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a 2D fighter from Capcom. Take on the role of one of 18 characters and battle your friends in Arcade Mode, or take on the role of Jotaro "JoJo" Kujo and his friends in Super Story Mode as they battle their way to the evil vampire, Dio Brando, in order to save the world!

A Dreamcast version also exists, but without the Super Story Mode and a couple of missing characters. Both games were ports of Capcom's arcade fighter, JoJo's Venture and its update, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure PlayStation Jotaro makes a 2 hit combo.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Arcade Hands up!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure PlayStation Title screen.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Arcade Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Le Bizzarre Avventure Di JoJo" -- Italian title
  • "JoJo no Kiimyo na Bouken" -- Literal Japanese title

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The Press Says

GameSpot PlayStation Dec 10, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast May 08, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
PSM PlayStation Mar, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
NowGamer PlayStation Apr 23, 2000 7 out of 10 70
IGN PlayStation Apr 11, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Dreamcast Apr, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
Gaming Age PlayStation Sep 13, 2004 B- 67 Dreamcast Jun 09, 2000 13 out of 20 65
NowGamer Dreamcast Oct 31, 1999 5.8 out of 10 58
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Jul 12, 2001 D 25


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Wondering where most of the names of the characters are derived from? Why is there a character named Devo, as in the band Devo? Or Mariah, who might be named for singer Mariah Carey? Yep...most of the characters in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series have their names in the roots of many famous (and not-so-famous!) musicians! Here's just a few:

Iggy, the dog: named for singer Iggy Pop Devo, the Devil: named for 80s band Devo Mariah: named for singer Mariah Carey Midler: named for singer Bette Midler Dio: named for an obscure band called Dio; the name also means "God" in Italian Vanilla Ice: yes, like the rapper -- The Super Story Mode allows you to play through a game version of Volumes 13 to 28 of the original manga series. -- Two anime series of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure were produced in Japan...the second series is a prequel series, and if you play the Super Story Mode and then watch the prequel anime, you'll notice a LOT of similarities in how the story plays out between the two (since both use the manga series as their base).
Contributed to by Marcin Ostrowski (32631) and Satoshi Kunsai (1817)