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J Stars Victory Vs
45 years of action and laughter!
J Stars Victory VS
is an arena brawler akin to
Gundam Extreme VS
and is a
Jump Super Stars
. The game was created by
and Spike Chunsoft to celebrate the 45th anniversary of
Weekly Shonen Jump
and originally was code named
Project Versus J
. The game features 2-on-2 player combat where the player teams up with a friend or the computer to fight against an opposing team. Each team also has a third slot left for summoning a support character. There are other game types as well, like 1-on-1 with both players having supports, or 1-on-3.
A feature unique to
J Stars Victory VS
is its battle system. Each team has a three-part "WIN Gauge," with one segment filling up for each defeated opponent (defeated players respawn after a while). Along with this, there's a Victory Voltage gauge that fills as your team damages your opponents and depletes as your team takes damage. When the bar fills, the team can perform Victory Burst, and each member of the team gets a chance to perform a finishing move, though finishers can be turned back on the player in a clash sequence. There are also chargeable power attacks and area-of-effect attacks. Also, each character will have specific strengths and weaknesses. For instance, Luffy is strong against electrical attacks but grows weak in water.
Modes include a story mode titled J-Adventure, which lets the player explore a world that's an amalgam of Jump series and has 4 different playable plotlines; Victory Road, which has missions with a variety of different objectives to fulfill a la J-Universe in
Jump Ultimate Stars
; Free Battle modes for both online and offline, with up to 2 players offline and 4 players online; Gallery mode, where saved battle replays and character models and animations can be viewed; and the J-Shop, where you can purchase unlockable characters, upgrades for
the Memorial Jump
, and cards depicting characters in the game. These cards can then be used to power up playable characters, and groups of cards where the characters have some similarity provide a combination bonus, removing the cards' negative effects.
The latest trailer can be seen here. Playable Characters: : Koro-Sensei Assassination Classroom : Tatsumi Oga (with Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV) Beelzebub : Ichigo Kurosaki, Sosuke Aizen Bleach : Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (with Don Patch) Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo : Taro Yamada Chinyuki Taro To Yukaina Nakama Tachi : Son Goku, Vegeta, Freeza Dragon Ball : Arale Norimaki Dr. Slump : Kenshiro, Raoh Fist of the North Star : Gintoki Sakata Gintama : Meisuke "Nube" Nueno Hell Teacher Nube : Gon Freecss, Killua Zoldyck Hunter × Hunter : Jonathan Joestar, Joseph Joestar JoJo's Bizarre Adventure : Tsunayoshi Sawada (with Reborn) Katekyo Hitman Reborn! : Kankichi Ryotsu Kochikame : Medaka Kurokami Medaka Box : Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Madara Uchiha Naruto : Monkey D. Luffy, Boa Hancock, Akainu, Portgas D. Ace One Piece : Kenshin Himura, Makoto Shishioh Rurouni Kenshin : Kusuo Saiki Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan : Pegasus Seiya Saint Seiya : Momotaro Tsurugi Sakigake!! Otokojuku : Toriko, Zebra Toriko Tottemo! Luckyman: Luckyman : Yusuke Urameshi, Younger Toguro, Hiei YuYu Hakusho Support Characters: Story Mode Characters: : Beauty, Heppokomaru, Tokoro Tennosuke Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo : Babaa, Gen Yuzuru, Mari Otoko Chinyuki Taro To Yukaina Nakama Tachi : Karin, King Kai Dragon Ball : Gatchan, Senbei Norimaki, Turbo Norimaki Dr. Slump : Shinpachi Shimura Gintama : Beans, Leorio Paladiknight Hunter × Hunter : Daijiro Ohara Kochikame : Eishi Sasazuka, Godai Shinobu, Yako Katsuragi Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro : Shiranui Hansode, Zenkichi Hitoyoshi Medaka Box : Gaara, Kakashi Hatake, Sakura Haruno Naruto : Roronoa Zoro, Sanji One Piece : Aries Mu, Athena, Libra Dohko Saint Seiya : Coco, Sunny Toriko : Botan, Koenma YuYu Hakusho Final Boss Tropes present in this series: Action Girl: Medaka, Hancock and Arale. Notably, Hancock is not even a main character while the other female characters in this game are main characters in their respective series. Actor Allusion: Most of the characters who share a voice actor have a special pre-battle intro. Of particular note is the interaction between Gintoki and Joseph, in which Joseph predicts that Gintoki's next line will be pointing out that they sound alike, or Gintoki predicts Joseph's next line instead. Ascended Extra: Jonathan, Joseph, Nueno, Shishio, Aizen, and Luckyman were all assist characters in the Jump Super Stars series. Armor-Piercing Slap: What Chitoge's support attack is. Keep in mind that it works against guys like Zebra and Vegeta. Assist Character: All of the support-only characters qualify. For character-specific examples, Bo-bobo is assisted by Don Patch in a few of his moves. Baby Beel is an essential component of Oga's moveset. Tsuna gets help from Reborn. Taro can call Babaa to help him. Arale can summon Gatchan in battle. Asskicking Pose: Whenever a team activates Victory Burst during the battle. Badass Adorable: Arale. Badass and Child Duo: Tsuna with Reborn, and Oga with Beelzebub. Interestingly, both duos were revealed at the same time, as well as Kagura with her giant dog Sadaharu. Badass Normal: Ryotsu, Gintoki, Kenshin, and Momotaro. Some of the support characters count as well. Battle Intro: Some characters will have specific dialog before the battle stars, such as Goku and Gon talking about the Janken fighting style. The Beastmaster: Kagura with Sadaharu, both counted as one support character. Big Eater: A combination of Goku, Luffy, and Naruto cards provides a combination bonus called "Gluttony," in reference to this common habit among them. Born Lucky: This is Luckyman's gimmick, obviously. It generally manifests as him dodging opponents' attacks on accident, or misfired attacks causing some happenstance that hurts the opponent anyway. Born Unlucky: He also has an unlucky form, where his attacks hurt himself or randomly veer off-course. Calling Your Attacks: Of course. Car Fu: Gintoki and Ryotsu can use their scooter and bike to either evade oncoming attacks or mow down opponents. Charged Attack: For characters' long-range supers mostly. Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Bo-bobo, Arale, Taro Yamada, Jaguar Junichi and Koro-Sensei by a long shot. Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Teams are identified by color (Red Team, Blue Team). Story mode has three upgradable stats, each represented by a different color: Friendship by blue, Effort by yellow, and Victory by red. Combination Attack: Also known as a Cross Break, when the two players on a team do a team attack on the opposing team. Continuity Porn Cool Ship: The Memorial Jump, which starts as a Cool Boat and can be upgraded into a Cool Airship and Cool Starship. Co-Op Multiplayer: The main draw of this game, with 2-vs-2 battles, though it has other modes like 1-vs-1 and 3-vs-1 battles. Cool Versus Awesome: The premise of the game itself is this, but the narration in the third promotional video names a whole bunch of examples, most of which have Added Alliterative Appeal (in the form of assonance and consonance): Demoted to Extra: Jaguar, Rukia, Kagura, Neuro, Allen, and Edajima were all playable in the Jump Super Stars series. Then you have characters like Sakura, Kakashi and Gaara who have now become story mode NPC's. Don Patch was playable in both Superstars and Ultimate Stars, but here he only makes cameos in some of Bo-bobo's attacks. Grievous Harm with a Body/ Human Shield: Bo-bobo can summon Don Patch to use as a weapon or to block attacks. Naruto, too: he can summon shadow clones to use as battering weapons. I Know Madden Kombat: Kuroko and Shoyo. Improbable Weapon User: Ryotsu has a tennis racket that shoots bullets. Gintoki has his wooden, soy-sauce shooting Bokuto sword. Jaguar Junichi spills huge bowls of ramen as summoning attack. Taro Yamada lunges a big yokai head and sics an elderly lady on others. Oga can throw Beel at other people as an attack. Joseph uses his signature clacker balls and the Red Stone of Aja. Bo-bobo uses Don Patch as a weapon! Kamehame Hadoken: Goku of course, but other characters can do similar attacks. Late Arrival Spoiler: Some of the character's ultimate attacks, like Ichigo's Mugetsu finisher. Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: The Anison Sound Edition, which includes 21 Jump anime theme songs such as , Chala Head Chala and We Are . Sono Chi no Sadame Mascot Fighter Massive Multiplayer Crossover Multicolored Hair: Hiei, Neuro, Hisoka and Sunny. Mythology Gag: Plenty of them, from attacks to taunts and even the Victory Burst poses! No Export for You: Being a Jump crossover game, licensing would be a nightmare. However, the game's publisher has mysteriously trademarked "Awakened Legends Vs" in the West, which is commonly speculated to be this game. Power Creep, Power Seep: Ryotsu can somehow still fight against aliens, ninjas, pirates and samurai despite being a lazy cop. Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Characters like Medaka and Yusuke seem able to pull this off. Kenshiro's memetic "Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken." (ATATATATATATATATATATATATATATA) Jonathan's signature "Sunlight Yellow Overdrive." Luffy has his "Gum Gum Gatling Gun." Seiya has his "Pegasus Ryu Sei Ken." Rule of Cool: Recreating famous battles or teaming your favorite characters up is quite cool. Scenery Porn: The huge, fully-destructible stages the characters fight in look just like they did in their respective series. Shout-Out: Gintoki can do an actual kamehameha based on his attempt in his series, and can do a double kamehameha with Goku as well. Shock and Awe: Like in , Baby Beel is electrified when he cries, and Oga uses this to his advantage by throwing Beel at his opponents. Beelzebub Side Quest: In the story mode, you have to do some for the NPC's to gain items for your characters. Spiritual Successor: to , obviously. Jump Super Stars Super Mode: Many characters have some, like... Goku and Vegeta have Super Saiyajin. Luffy has Gear Second. Naruto has both Sennen and Kurama mode while Sasuke has Susano'o. Yusuke has his Mazoku form and Toguro has his 100% form. Ichigo has both Hollow Mask and Final Getsuga Tenshou. Ironically, he fights with his Bankai from the start. Medaka has her God of War mode. Oga has Super Milk Time. Seiya has his gold Sagittarius cloth. Kenshiro and Raoh have Musou Tensei. Luckyman has the opposite with his Unlucky state. Written Sound Effect: Commonplace for a game based of manga. You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Being a game based off of Manga, naturally there are lots of oddly colored hair Examples are- X Meets Y: meets Jump Super Stars . Anarchy Reigns