Retro Games- Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure: (1998)


There are many people who are familiar with Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure especially since its just started airing on Toonami back in late 2016.  The manga for Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure has been around since the late 80’s and the series is well known by people who grew up during the 90’s and the 00’s.   When it comes down to gaming one of the many titles that some people remember in relation to Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure is the game which was released in arcade centers during the late 90’s.  When Capcom had released Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure for the CPS-3 Arcade board during the late 90’s those who played the game were astounded by the graphics especially considering the fact that it resembled that of Street Fighter III: Double Impact which was released back in 1997.  While Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure resembled Street Fighter III: Double Impact in terms of graphics the gameplay felt similar to that of the original Marvel vs Capcom game which was released also in 1998.

While the game had basic game modes such as arcade, versus and training mode the in game mechanics for Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure was pretty cool especially with the Stand Attack feature which was something that you don’t see in hardly any 2D fighting titles.  Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure allows people to play with various characters including Shadow Dio, Joseph Joestar, Jotaro Kuji and many more.  The cool thing about home ports for this Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure title was that the home ports were just as impressive as the arcade version of game.  In terms of which version in general is the best outside of the arcade version of Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure many people would probably argue that the Dreamcast port was impressive.  Not only did the Dreamcast port feel like the actual arcade version of the game but it also included more characters which was to the delight of many people who owned the game.  Even though, Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure does not get talked about as much some people would consider this 2D fighting classic to be underrated while being a game that is worth playing if you are a fan of the series.

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