Cheats, Codes & FAQs
Attacks that knock you off your feet do the most damage, generally, and the Ukemi move heals your pain. As you fall backward, zoom in before you hit the ground. Your damage will decrease and you will come up ready to fight.
VFX turbo charger
Arguably the best skill your money can buy, the Turbo Charger doubles the rate at which your VFX Meter refills, keeping you in the action longer. You will wonder how you ever got along without it.
While dodging an attack in Slow Motion, zoom in. You will strike a pose, radiate energy, and do damage to everyone around you. It burns up a lot of JFX.
Beat Rhino Davidson
Start by Mach Speeding him and he will defend with his axe. Two things may happen. He will either attack you or the axe will slip out of his hands, leaving him open for attack. If he charges at you, jump out of the way and run into the fire he left by for extra fire damage when you punch him. He should be dizzy from smacking his head on the wall, so you can attack him. Repeat those steps to defeat him.
Send missiles back at enemies
Sometimes, enemies will fire missiles at you. Go into Slow Motion and punch or kick the missiles. They will flash red, then go after the enemies.
Once you defeat Two-Armed-Bandit, you get to play slots. Put on Slow Motion and punch the slots to stop each wheel. If you stop it on Vs, you might get a Key. If you stop it on Cheeseburgers, you will get a free life. If you stop it on V-Coins, you will get the V-Coins. If you stop it on the Sun, you will get electrocuted.
Cause more damage
When you are fighting normal enemies, use your slow motion power and zoom in power at the same time. This will make your punches and kicks more powerful.
When you jump off of something and begin to fall, start punching and kicking. This will slow down your fall.
A leaping punch-and-kick combination, the Air Joe is both handy and stylish. Sometimes a plain old punch or kick in the air keeps you up there for too long. The combo makes you an airborne threat instead.
A sliding kick that carries you across the screen, the sliding attack is a great way to link combos. You can attack from a distance and then be in position to smack foes again when they return to earth.
Use your Mach Speed and punch anything. You will get Viewtifuls that you can use in the store.
VFX power effects on items
Sometimes, your Mach Speed, Slow Motion, or Zoom In power will have effects on items. If you are in Viewtiful mode and your Beam Watch is glowing a rainbow color, it indicates one of you VFX powers will have a effect on an item.
Very fast attacks
To do a very fast attack, go into Zoom mode and hold [R1] (Mach Speed). Then, hold [Kick] and you will keep spinning, doing damage to everything that approaches. When you hold [Punch], you will start punching very fast and start moving forward.
When you use up all of your VFX power, you will turn back into regular Joe. When you are regular Joe, the screen will be slightly fuzzy, like a old movie.
Beat the Boss with guns
When you smash all of the axes, you will enter a door. Go through it and you will battle a Boss with guns. When he fires a shot, switch to slow motion and punch his bullets. Then, slow motion again and keep punching him.
Destroying helicopters, jets, and tanks
Wait until they spawn enemies, then dodge an enemy attack marked by skulls. When they are stunned, go into Slow-Motion and hit them with a kick or punch so that they fly into the vehicle. This takes a lot of their health away. Then, while staying in Slow Motion, do this to all the other enemies with targets. If done correctly, you can destroy the helicopters, jets, and tanks without getting out of Slow Motion.
Red hot kick
The downward diagonal kick is both a great leaping attack and a handy way to collect objects in the air. Use it repeatedly on dazed enemies to keep them flying around at ground level, damaging each other.
Dragon fire kick
To get this you need Red Hot Kick , Slow , and Zoom in. Once you have all of this , jump , slow , red hot kick , then zoom. Hold that and a fire dragon SHOULD appear.
When you play as Silvia, all of the FMV sequences that had Joe and Silvia will not have Silvia, but instead have a person that looks exactly like Silvia without glasses.
When you die, you will hear a voice that says "Cut! Cut! Cut!".
Topless bar signs
In Episode 2, you will see some billboards for topless bars. They have topless girls on the with black stars over the middle of their chest.
At the end of Episode 5 when you have to fight the boss (Alastor), Joe still does not know what he should call himself. Also, Alastor does not know Joe's name yet. However, in the FMV sequence before the fight, Alastor will read the script that tells about their plan, and the cover page is marked "Viewtiful Joe".
How to beat Boss with guns
While you smash all of the axes, you will enter a door. Go through it and you will battle a Boss with guns. When he fires a shot, switch to slow motion and punch his bullets. Then, slow motion again and keep punching him.
How to beat the Boss with the ship steering wheel
You will fact this opponent in Episode 4. You directly up to him. When he raises his arms and jumps, use your Mach Speed. You will face the steering wheel. Quickly use Slow Motion or Mach Speed to hurt him.
How to beat King Charles the 3rd
After you land an attack on him, he will turn into many bats. Jump up and hit as many of the bats as you can. Each bat you hit will take some of his life away.
Put out fire
When you are on fire (not the Mach Speed fire), hold Mach Speed and it will go out quickly.