Video Game | Action, Adventure, Comedy
During a trip to the movies, average dude Joe's girlfriend Silvia gets pulled through the screen and into a surreal movie world. To save her, Joe becomes a slick, time-bending superhero. Henshin a go go, baby!
A parody of superheroes created by Shôtarô Ishinomori:
Charles the 3rd:
Who dares disturb my beauty sleep? Have you not heard? This movie's already over! Captain Blue is defeated, and we are victorious!
Joe: Shows how much you know, bat brain! In movies, there always has to be a plot twist. That means something always goes ...
After the fight with Alastor, Joe finds inspiration for his name from Alastor's comments on his fighting. Before the fight, however, Alastor shows Joe the script for the game with the Viewtiful Joe on the cover.
In December 2003, the game was re-released in Japan under the name "Viewtiful Joe Revival". This version contains an additional playing mode, called "Sweet Mode", which is easier than all the modes in the original version.