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    Updated: 04/10/09 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Table of Contents                         [RHRTOC]
    Platform Differences......................[RHRDIF]
    New Features..............................[RHRNEW]
     Challenge Mode...........................[RHRNCM]
     Cast and Crew............................[RHRNCC]
     Movie Casting............................[RHRNMC]
     Ad-Hoc Mode..............................[RHRNAM]
    Dante's Movelist..........................[RHRDAN]
     Everything Else..........................[RHRUEE]
    Intro                                     [RHRINT]
    Hi all, I noticed nobody posted an FAQ for the PSP
    version of this game, so I figure I'd step in and
    write one up just to help anyone and everyone who
    has this game, and is trying to unlock some of the
    new features (or anything in general).
    Platform Differences                      [RHRDIF]
    If you've ever played the GameCube version of this
    game and wondered what the PSP version has that
    the GameCube version doesn't, (and vice versa)
    this section's for you. All of the PSP exclusive
    features will be detailed in the "New Features"
    -The screen ratio is obviously different.
    -As are the controls.
    -The graphics are much more sharper in the PSP
    -The backgrounds during VFX battles are different.
    -When pausing the game in the PSP version the
     "announcer" says only one line, instead of
     random lines like in the GameCube version.
    -There is a challenge mode, and ad hoc mode
     in the PSP version.
    -characters faced during the movie "Riddle of the
     Incan Empire" are different.
    -Characters faced during the movie "Atlantis: Four
     Adventures of the Sea SPECIAL EDITION" are
    -The PSP roster now includes Dante.
    -Certain characters have new EX costumes, and their
     original EX costumes replace their original 4th
     costume in the PSP version.
    -ALL EX costumes that are now given mugshots
     during gameplay in the PSP version.
    -EX Costumes that are exclusive to the PSP version
     are given face portraits in the character select
     screen as well. EX Costumes for characters that
     were not given a new "EX Costume Character" still
     have that black question mark face as their face
     portrait. In short, the artists of this game
     are lazy as hell.
    New Features                              [RHRNEW]
    I consider these "new" features since the PSP
    version of this game came after the Gamecube
    version and Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble/Scratch.
    Challenge Mode:                           [RHRNCM]
    The PSP version includes a challenge mode with
    varying challenges using the cast of Red Hot
    Rumble. There are 40 challenges that when fully
    completed, serve as an alternative method for
    unlocking EX colors. Keep in mind that you begin
    with only the 1st 10 challenges available, and
    you unlock more challenges as you comlete chal-
    Cast and Crew:                            [RHRNCC]
    The PSP version of this game comes with ONE extra
    character, Dante from the Devil May Cry series.
    All of the other Devil May Cry characters you've
    been hearing about are just EX costumes for the
    rest of the cast. Here's the lowdown on ALL of the
    new "characters" in the PSP version of Red Hot
    -Devil Buster Dante (Unique Character)
    -Mighty Trish (EX costume for Sexy Silvia)
    -Dark Angel Nelo Angelo (EX costume for Dark Hero
     Jet Black)
    -Marionette (EX costume for Fighter Bianky and
    -Sparda (EX Costume for Devil Buster Dante)
    -Jasmine (EX Costume for Heroine Silvia)
    -Junko (EX Costume for Sprocket)
    -Rex Majin (EX Costume for Blade Master Alastor)
    Sadly, the characters above are only costumes,
    which means all the attack effects, voices, and
    animations, (excluding Trish's standing animation)
    are the EXACT SAME as their base character.
    It's also interesting to note that Silvia,
    Alastor, and Sprocket's 4th colors are their
    original EX colors, and HAVE face portraits.
    However, everyone else's EX colors (not including
    the characters mentioned above) STILL have that
    black face. The artists for this game are mad
    Movie Casting:                            [RHRNMC]
    Since they threw in all these characters, they had
    to implement them in Story Mode somehow, right?
    The movies, "Riddle of the Incan Empire" and
    "Atlantis: Adventures of the Four Seas SPECIAL
    EDITION" have different scripts from their Game
    Cube originals. Here's the differences:
    Riddle of the Incan Empire:
    -In stage 3, Captain Blue tells the cast that the
     plane they're borrowing for the scene is actually
    -In the Boss Stage, you fight Virracocha with
     Dante instead of Alastor.
    -In general, all of the lines from Stage 3 onwards
     are different.
    -Upon completing this movie, you unlock Dante.
    Atlantis: Adventures of the Four Seas SPECIAL
    -The entire script is now different. Capatin
     Blue decides to make a movie using the Devil
     May Cry cast. Also, Mundus kidnaps Trish.
    -The endboss for this movie is now Mundus,
     who's basically Poseidon but with a slightly
     different character model.
    -The opponents for this movie are various members
     of the Devil May Cry cast.
    Ad-Hoc Mode:                              [RHRNAM]
    There are two options you can access in Ad Hoc
    Mode, Wi-Fi Battle and Game Sharing. Wi-Fighting
    allows people who have the game to face each
    other. Anything either player has unlocked is
    accessible. This means, if you've unlocked all
    the stages, and your friend has all the characters,
    when you play each other via wi-fi, you can
    choose ALL the characters and ALL the stages.
    Game Sharing on the other hand allows people who
    don't have a copy of the game to play with
    someone who does. All the characters that person
    has unlocked are accessible, but not the stages.
    Dante's Movelist                          [RHRDAN]
    Dante is a seriously strong character, and plays
    like a mix of Sylvia and Alastor. His moveset is
    based off of his Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe
    -Attack- Basic Attack Button (Square)
    -Special- Special Attack Button (Triangle or
    -[Ground]- Move can only be used when Dante
               is standing on something.
    -[Mid-air]- Move can only be used when Dante
                is in the air.
    -[Both]- Move can be used on ground or in
    Basic Attack:
    Ebony&Ivory: Attack+Any Direction [Both]
    -Dante stands and fires Ebony&Ivory in all eight
    -If fired in mid-air, he slowly floats
    -He fires as long as the button is held
    Round Trip: Special [Both]
    -Dante hurls his sword forward, and the sword
     rotates in place before returning.
    -Without his sword, Dante cannot use any special
    -It's possible to be charged for further damage
     and distance by holding down the Special button.
    -Any enemy hit with Round Trip is stunned, until
     they're knocked down or away.
    Stinger: Special+Down&Forward [Ground]
    -Dante rushes forward with his sword extended, and
     sends them flying forward.
    -It's a very powerful move.
    -Dante is NOT affected by gravity while doing this
    Sparda Kick: Special+Down&Forward [Mid-air]
    -Dante sails diagonally with a flying kick.
    -Dante does not stop moving until he hits
     something or the move is cancelled.
    Sliding: Special+Down [Ground]
    -Dante slides along the ground, similar to Joe's
    -Doesn't send enemy flying, but knocks them down.
    Inferno: Special+Down [Mid-air]
    -Dante slams into the ground with his fist cre-
     ating a powerful explosion.
    -The move does more damage and creates a bigger
     blast the higher you are in the air before slam-
     ming into the ground.
    Devil Trigger: Hold Special
    -Dante transforms using his Devil Trigger.
    -You must hold Special until Dante flashes thrice,
     otherwise you'll accidentally use Round Trip
     -Dante will eventually transform automatically
     after flashing thrice.
    -Dante flies around the screen wherever the stick
     or d-pad his held.
     -Dante flies seriously fast.
    -Pressing Attack will cause Dante to use Vortex, a
     spinning attack similar to Alastor's Vortex in
     the direction Dante was traveling.
    -Pressing Special will cause Dante to use a burst
     of electricity similar to Captain Blue, but
     with much more range.
     -The damage and range this move has is unbelieve-
      able, and is perfect for taking out bosses.
    Unlockables                               [RHRUNL]
    This is how you unlock everything in the game.
    Don't read on if you don't want to know what you
    have left to unlock, or if you want to figure
    everything out on your own.
    MOVIES:                                   [RHRUMO]
    -Simply play through story mode to unlock the
     first six movies.
    -To unlock the Special Editions of the first six
     movies, collect all of their V-Puzzle Pieces.
     Each movie has 16 V-Puzzle pieces EACH.
     Special Editions are movies where you face the
     un-transformed version of the character you
     faced in the regular version. However, the
     stage requirements are usually tougher, and the
     boss must be defeated without dying.
    -To unlock the movie "Les Acteurs Incroyable",
     beat the first six movies. It's basically the
     final boss battle of Viewtiful Joe Red Hot Rumble.
    -To unlock "BOSS*BOSS*BANG*BANG", beat all of the
     normal AND Special Edition Movies.
     BOSS*BOSS*BANG*BANG is a boss rush, meaning you
     have to take on all the bosses in the game.
     (Thankfully, it's only their regular editions.)
     However, you have to do so ON YOUR OWN, WITHOUT
     DYING. Think you're up to the task?
    -To unlock "Red Hot Rumble", you have to beat
     Red Hot Rumble is interesting, since the
     stages and characters faced are COMPLETELY random.
    -To unlock "The Hidden Hideout" you have to beat
     any movie with Charles the Third, Hulk Davidson,
     and Gran Bruce. You don't have to beat the same
     movie with all three, you just have to use
     them to beat a movie.
     The stages in this movie are the stages that
     feature these three.
    CHARACTERS:                               [RHRUCH]
    Most characters are unlocked by two means:
    -You beat the movie they're featured in
    -You beat the challenge they're featured in
    Charles, Hulk Davidson, and Gran Bruce are an
    exception to the first rule, and can be unlocked
    after a certain number of vs. matches.
    Sprocket and Dark Hero Jet Black are also an
    exception to this rule, but are unlocked
    differently from Charles, Hulk, and Gran Bruce.
    -To unlock Sprocket, beat any movie.
    -To unlock Charles the Third, use 2 different
     characters to beat any movie.
    -To unlock Hulk Davidson, use 3 different
     characters to beat any movie.
    -To unlock Gran Bruce, use 4 different
     characters to beat any movie
    -To unlock Dante, beat the movie, "Riddle of the
     Incan Empire"
    -To unlock Rachael, beat the movie "Les Acteurs
    -To unlock Stylish Alastor, beat the movie
     "Riddle of the Incan Empire SPECIAL EDITION"
    -To unlock Young Blue Jr, beat the movie
     "Viewtiful Cartoon World SPECIAL EDITION"
    -To unlock Movie Fan Joe, beat the movie
     "Captain Blue Begins SPECIAL EDITION"
    -To unlock Heroine Silvia, beat the movie
     "Truth of the Black Film SPECIAL EDITION"
    -To unlock Manager Jet, beat the movie
     "Gulliver's Battles SPECIAL EDITION"
    -To unlock Director Blue, beat the movie
     "Atlanits: Adventures of the Four Seas SPECIAL
    -To unlock Dark Hero Jet Black, beat the movie
    -To unlock Fighter Bianky and Friends, beat
     the movie "Red Hot Rumble"
    -To unlock Young Captain Blue, beat the movie
     "The Hidden Hideout"
    EVERYTHING ELSE:                          [RHRUEE]
    -The option to use EX costumes is unlocked by
     two means:
     -Complete ALL of the V-Puzzles
     -Complete ALL of the Challenges
    -Stages for Vs. Mode are unlocked by playing
     through Story Mode.
    -Challenges are unlocked by clearing challenges.
    -Movie clips in the V-Gallery are unlocked by
     viewing them in Story Mode. You begin with the
     Viewtiful Joe Anime Clip already available.
    -Artwork is unlocked by completing the V-Puzzles
     for the Special Editions.
    -You can unlock different announcers by playing
     through "BOSS*BOSS*BANG*BANG" and "Red Hot
     Rumble". Unlike the GameCube version, your
     announcers and their line is random.

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