Weekly Game Music: Some Like it Red Hot (Viewtiful Joe)

New week, new music. This week’s music is Some Like it Red Hot, baby!  Two cool dudes, Masakazu Sugimori and Masami Ueda, manage to capture the exciting and flashy nature of a city.  It best fits the rad superhero action game, Viewtiful Joe.

Viewtiful Joe, is, like, an action game about a stupid nobody named Joe.  The loser is such a hopeless fanboy of Captain Blue, man!  Even ends up being the only audience in a movie re-run, with his, you know, hot girlfriend Silvia.  Poor girl.  Anyway, Silvia totally gets kidnapped into the movie world, and Joe gets sucked into it by force.  But wait, it gets better!  Joe gets this rad V-Watch, turning him into a red-suited action hero.  Man, those pants are tight!

Anyhoo, Viewtiful Joe is this action-packed 2.5D beat’em-up all the cool kids are talking about.  To spice up his action, Joe can make time run slower or faster, allowing him to solve puzzles, cream enemies, or just look plain wicked.  On top of that, the game has this sweet cell-shaded graphics that totally makes it look like a cartoon.  It’s just how Joe rolls.

Viewtiful Joe was originally released on the Gamecube in 2009. It has also been ported to the PS2 as well.  It’s hardcore, dude!
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