YMMV: J-Stars Victory Vs

  • Americans Hate Tingle: The fans of this game outside of Japan believe that Taro Yamada and Luckyman are "wasted character slots" and that it should have gone to someone else, like Yoh, Kinnikuman or Yami Yugi. Luckyman's reception became much warmer after his gameplay trailer (and the fact that he actually came from a successful Jump manga) whereas Taro still seems universally hated.
  • Broken Base: The support characters. A lot of fans want them as full playable characters, while others are happy they're present at all.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Fighting Stars, the game's theme song.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The cover art was designed so that characters from manga that are currently running in some form would appear at the front. This unfortunately includes Beelzebub, which concluded before the game was officially released.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The Famicom Jump series was developed by Chunsoft on the original Famicom to celebrate 20 years of Jump. 25 years and a few unrelated Jump crossovers later, the same company (now merged with Spike of Tenkaichi fame) is developing this game for Jump's 45th anniversary!
  • Les Yay: In the opening, when Lala gets pushed into Chitoge, she grabs onto her rather affectionately. Love Bubbles even start appearing around them! It doesn't help that Lala's tail is wrapping around Chitoge.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: In initial demos of the game, people were generally annoyed by the lengthy invincibility frames characters got after being knocked down. This was mostly fixed by the game's actual release, with the invincibility cut down by more than half.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: While there's a lot of unique dialogue between various characters, some combinations aren't included in the game like Kenshiro and his Expy Jonathan Joestar.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny
  • Unexpected Character: Jaguar Junichi and Taro Yamada.
    • Boa Hancock. Although she does play a big role in the story, her appearance surprised more than one fan as she's not a main character.
    • Portgas D. Ace, to some people. While he is an Ensemble Darkhorse, it's still surprising to see him playable over main characters like Zoro or Sanji.
    • Some people are also surprised that Jonathan and Joseph Joestar got in before Jotaro Kujo, who's considered the most iconic JoJo protagonist. This was likely due to their recent appearances in the 2012 anime, although Jotaro's and Dio's names have been found in the game's files, suggesting they either were Dummied Out or will be DLC later down the line.
    • Luckyman, a man from a rather obscure series based around his superpower of being lucky. He's only appeared in a game once before as an assist in Jump Ultimate Stars.