Based on the manga of Hirohiko Araki, Capcom built an interesting fighting game as Street Fighter series. The game is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Specially, it was available by the design team that created the Street Fighter III series. Besides, this game is also provided by Capcom on many different platforms. Firstly, it was released on Arcade on December 2, 1998. By October 14, 1999, it was available on the PlayStation. Also in 1999, a version for Sega Dreamcast was published on November 25.
About the plot, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has design according to the third part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Stardust Crusaders. At that time, the main character was Jotaro Kujo, a Japanese teenage student. He possessed a supernatural skill called Stand. However, his skill is said to be influenced by an ancient enemy of the Joestar family, a vampire Dio Brando. After receiving information from his grandfather, Joseph Joestar and the Jotaro’s mother could not control the power of Stand, his life was completely changed. Jotaro with the Joseph’s help decides to search for Dio to defeat him and find a cure for the Holy Kujo.
With the opposite element, this game also possesses familiar features like the same game. Players will have to choose one of the 20 available characters to use (the Arcade version only provides 14 characters). Next, the match will take place to defeat the enemy or to cause damage to the enemy in a limited time. Besides using melee skills and smart movement, each character also possesses special powers to explore. It is Stand, and each character will have their unique Stand. For example, Jotaro’s Stand is Star Platinum or Muhammad Avdol’s Stand is Magician’s Red. However, there are some characters that will not own the Stand. Instead, the manufacturer has prepared some other special combat techniques to use.
Besides, there are three game modes to enjoy, including Arcade Mode, Versus Mode, and Training Mode. In which, Arcade Mode is according to two different game parts, Story Mode and Challenge. Story Mode is a story-based combat mission, and you have to defeat many enemies in order. And Challenge brings complicated matches and specific goals to accomplish. Finally, Versus Mode prepares competitions between people, and Training Mode allows players to practice using the special skills.
At the Dreamcast platform, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has a stable frame rate and sharp image details. The characters and the background still retain the unique design of Hirohiko Araki.