While fighting Alastor, he will throw swords at you. When the swords start spinning, go to Slo-Mo and hit the swords. The swords will turn red and hit Alastor.
To kill the Cromartys (the pilot looking men in black) very easily, as they attack with their 4-hit combo, dodge their first two attacks (that will be indicated by the skulls). They will now always end their combo with a high attack then a low attack, in that order. If you dodge all of these attacks it will stun them, enabling you to smash them across the room.
Defeating Gran Bruce
When you first face Gran Bruce, quickly use Mach Speed and go all the way down where Bruce recovers well first. He will try, and you need to use your Mach Speed and run up and down around that area. He will then get tired. Start kicking and punching him in Slow Motion or Mach Speed. He will then spit bombs out at you. Run around again. He will then accidentally eat one. Hit him, and it will take a lot of health from him. Keep doing this until you defeat him
When fighting The Aquatic terror, Gran Bruce and he charges and catches you with his mouth, hit your buttons repeatedly to get out or you will keep losing health.
Defeating Fire Leo
When playing in the Ultra V-rated difficulty setting, you will fight Fire Leo just like before. When he uses his tornado spin attack, go into Slow Motion and watch his head. When his head lowers, press [Up], and when it stays put, press [Down]. His arm will only swing twice at you, per hit/placement of the attack. Do this about four to six times and he will become dazed.
Defeating Hulk Davidson
When you start fighting Davidson, he will swing his axe three times. Dodge the attacks by holding [Down] before the first swing. He will then put his head down and charge at the right wall. Double jump over him, get behind him, and follow him. He will hit the wall and become stunned. While he is stunned, go into Mach Speed and repeatedly kick him. When he holds his axe in front of him to block, run away from him. Always keep him in view. Whenever he is about to charge, he will say something about birthdays. If he charges the left wall, do the same as what was done with the other wall, except keep kicking when he blocks. When he jumps, also jump. Sometimes, he will spin around and throw his axe. Run away from him while he is spinning, then duck. If the axe misses, his desk will open and shoot homing missiles which you should kick and punch. Do not follow him when he goes on the chandeliers.
When you first start, wait until he lands and swings his axe so that there are three skulls at the bottom. As soon as you dodge this attack, start Slow-Rhohing him. Do this three times and he will put his axe over his shoulder and charge. Dodge this and he will run into the wall and become dazed. Once he is dazed, give him another dose of Slow-Rhohs. Keep repeating this process to defeat him.
Defeating 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.
Have some boomerangs with you. Throw them at him. He will get stunned and fall on the ground. Then, go into Slow Motion and start punching and kicking him. He will recover soon and do this by drilling up to the sky. Sometimes he drills up and stalactites will fall. Dodge them, and when he is vertically level with you, hit them above you. The thing that happened when you used a boomerang will happen again. Punch and kick him. Also hit him with a punch or something else and he will turn into a group of bats. Hit most of the bats. This will drain his energy.
To defeat this Boss, wait until he stops, then make your way around to him. Use Mach Speed to punch the rocks that fall from the ceiling until you are on fire. When you punch him while on fire, he will lose his flame and become vulnerable.
Dodge his hit a rock at Mach Speed to get a fire. Then, hit Fire Leo to put out his fire. When Fire Leo goes into his spinning move, jump twice in the air to get above him. Put on Slow, and Zoom In. If done correctly, you should rocket down to him, hitting him many times. This is much more effective than just punching him.
Mach Speed attacking a rock will make you glow red and invulnerable to all forms of fire; keep this in mind at all times. At the very start use Mach Speed to get close to him. Be careful with your jumps and be ready to double jump to avoid pits. Get close, then punch a rock until you are glowing and attack him (dive kicks recommended) to put out his flames. Use Slow Motion and Close Up together at all times when fighting his two stages. First, he will slash normally at you. Use punches to easily break his armor and allow yourself to dodge quickly. Then, he will start spinning. This part is tricky. First, back off and allow your VFX to fill back up, then Slow Mo and slip close to him again. When close, attack continuously with spinning kicks (in Close Up). Do not worry about dodging; he rarely hits you like this. If you jump away when your VFX is low and recharge (provided you have fast VFX recovery bought) you can usually do this twice or even three times before he jumps away. The process then starts over.
Defeating 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.
Defeating 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.
Defeating 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.
To defeating the Zombie with the steering wheel in "Viewtiful Escape", go into Slow Motion and Close-Up and start punching him. He will either charge up to punch you, or start hitting his chest, jump in the air, and attack you. If he does any attack, dodge it and go in back of him. He will get confused and have a question mark over his head. Then, start punching and kicking him. He will soon be defeated. You can also throw a bomb close to him and use Slow Motion. As soon as it explodes, he will get stunned and die.
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.
Episode 1: Defeating the helicopter Boss
At the end of the first level when you fight the helicopter, go into Slow Motion and jump onto it. When you are on top of it, keep punching the propeller and it will fall to the ground.
When you first start the episode, go in slow motion and the water will get big. It will then fall on the switch. Then, run to get to the door
At the end of the second part of Episode 2, after you break the hole in the ceiling with the bombs, you will enter a room with three lasers, enemies, and a big bomb. Kill the enemies, then use turbo and keep hitting the bomb until you turn to fire. When you are on fire, you will light the fuse of the bomb. Hit it to the end of the room where the stone wall is located and let it explode. It may take two bombs to destroy it.
Immediately before the end of the episode when you have to face King Charles the 3rd, there are four Statues. Use your Mach Speed and punch them to light them on fire. You will catch on fire and can punch the rest. You will get the key to enter the room to face the Boss
In the second part of Episode 2, you will enter a room with two platforms that shoot missiles out of them. Go into Slow Motion and kick these big missiles. They will fly out into space and hit the space ships out there. Keep doing this until they are all destroyed, then the door will open.
Episode 3: Shooting faster on your ship
When you first start Episode 3 (2,000,000 Leagues Under The Sea), you will start moving. Press [R] for Mach Speed and press [A] to shoot much faster.
Episode 3: Kill Harrier Jet faster
When you go through everything in 2,000,000 Leagues Under The Sea you will face a jet. Drop bombs on its roof and deflect the missiles back at the jet to kill it faster.
When in part two of Episode 4 (The Viewtiful Escape), you will have to slow down time and hit some gears to stop them from moving. After that, there will be a straight away and enemies will pop up. One will contain a pink juice (infinite VFX power for a period of time). Some enemies will pop out. Start attacking them in slow motion. When a target comes on them, kick them. All the other enemies will get targets on them. Every time you hit one of them, you will get an extra 100 Viewtiful points.
Episode 5: Destroy the tank
When you encounter the tank at the start of the episode, your punches and kicks will not do much damage (not even in Slow Motion or Mach Speed). When it fires a large bullet at you, go into Slow Motion and punch the bullet back at the tank. It will not destroy it, but it will do damage to it.
When Episode 7 starts, there are three switches. You must make all the lights on each of these switches light up. A normal jump and Zoom In down kick will not work. There are some robot enemies that are like platforms. Jump onto them then jump off onto the platforms. Go as high as you can, then jump off them and do a Zoom In downward kick. When you land, all the lights will light up and a cheese burger will glow in the middle. After this, you will see a very short intermission sequence that shows one of the switches being unlocked
Episode 7: Slot machine
In part 2 of the episode, after you defeat the rose robot, you will not get a token for the slot machine as usual. Instead, use Mach Speed and get the V to show up then kick it. Do this until all three of the pictures are a V.
Some like it Red Hot, Part 2
Jump up to the chandeliers ceiling then press [B] and jump. You will hit a switch and it will knock down the other chandeliers within reach.
Collect 50 film canisters to increase your VFX meter by one cell.
Smash Caution things easily
Press [B] and jump up two times. Then, press [B] again and while in the air, press [B] again and it should smash it the caution things that give out electricity.
Run faster in slow motion
While in slow motion, hold [R] (Mach Speed) and you will be able to move faster.
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.
Put out fire
When you are on fire (not the Mach Speed fire), hold "Mach Speed" and it will go out quickly.
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.
In the Episode 2, you will have to jump on a speeding bus then jump on a ramp and over a big gap. Before you go off the ramp, hold [L] for slow motion. The bus will gain more speed and will get over the gap.
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.
See a Gamecube
When you are fighting Gran Bruce (the Boss of the Episode 3), he will sometimes spit out garbage. In the garbage, you will see a Gamecube.
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".
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 [R] (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.
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!".
When you pause the game during any episode, someone will say something.
Super Mario Bros theme
Make a bomb and do not let go of it. Joe will begin kicking it with his foot, while whistling the first notes of the Super Mario Bros. theme.
When you have V-Bombs, hold [Kick] to pull one out, then keep holding [Kick] and he will bounce the bomb and whistle the Mario song.
P.N. 03 trailer
Go to the options and enter the V-Gallery to find a trailer for P.N. 03.
Store items and cost
Air Joe: A beautiful flying punch-kick combo attack (5,000 pts.)
Cheese Burger: Recovers one health (1,000 pts.)
L.I.V.: Joe gets an extra life (1,000 pts.)
Life: Life gauge goes up one (3,000 pts.)
Mach Speed Level 2: While in Mach Speed, images of yourself will attack enemies (10,000 pts.)
Red Hot Kick: A fantastic aerial diving drop kick; while jumping, press [Down] + [Kick] (8,000 pts.)
Shocking Pink: Pull out a bomb and kick it at enemies; hold [Kick] (1,500 pts.)
Sliding: Skid along the ground and do a slide kick; press [Down] + [Kick] (5,000 pts.)
Take 2: Even if all of your points are gone, restart from the point you died (10,000 pts.)
Ukemi: When you are hit, react to the fall and reduce damage to a minimum; before you fall, zoom in (30,000 pts.)
VFX Turbo Charger: Double the rate of your VFX recover gauge (30,000 pts.)
Viewtiful Forever: Strike a pose and damage all enemies on the screen (in Slow motion, dodge an enemies attack then Zoom in (20,000 pts.)
Voomerang: Allows you to throw the V emblem like a boomerang; hold [Punch] (2,000 pts.)
The following is a list all Bosses for each episode and their techniques.
Episode 1: The Dark Fiend, Charles The 3rd
Direct Contact: 1 heart
Wing Blade: 1 Heart
Falling Stalactites: 1 heart
Rocket Streak: 2 hearts
Episode 2: The Iron Ogre, Hulk Davidson
Body Slam: 1 heart
Axe Swing: 1 heart
Fire Bombs: 1 heart
Missiles: 1 heart
Horn Charge: 2 hearts
Episode 3: The Aquatic Terror, Gran Bruce
Debris: 1 heart
Fish: 1 heart
Mines: 1 heart
Tail Swipe: 1 heart
Episode 4: Another Joe
Physical Attack: 1 heart
Clone Attack: 1 heart
Six Machine: 1 heart
Electric Floor: 1 heart
Episode 5: The Blade Master, Alastor
Physical Attack: 1 heart
Flying Swords: 1 heart
Electric Shock: 1 heart
Lava: 1 heart
Episode 6: The Inferno Lord, Fire Leo
Physical Contact: 2 hearts
Charging Leo: 3 hearts
Fireball: 2 hearts
Spinning Attack: 1 heart
Falling Meteorite: 2 hearts
Episode 7: The Omnipotent, King Blue
Vertical Lightning: 2: 4 hearts
Horizontal Lightning: 2 hearts
Rockets: 1 heart
Die Fighters: 1 heart
Laser: 1 heart
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.
Air Joe: 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.
Sliding: 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.
Ukemi: 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.
Viewtiful Forever: 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.