Capcom Co.’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. for the Playstation Network and Xbox Live is a solid download title that updates the classic 2D fighter with enhanced graphics and online functionality.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. is based on the 1998 arcade release. The manga-based fighter includes a roster of imaginative characters each with a ‘Stand Mode’ alternate ego to help boost offensive and defensive capabilities.
The updated released includes a new HD graphics mode that tosses the pixilated characters for a new hand-drawn comic book flair. An SD mode is also available for arcade pursists. In addition, users can bout online in head-to-head matches.
Control is tight with light, medium, and strong attack buttons and alternate moves in ‘Stand Mode’. Each character yields a barrage of attacks that can string combo hits well, in addition to super moves that can be deployed when the super meter is filled.
The sound engine is sharp with well-produced, though dated, battle cries and a funky soundtrack.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. is a solid download battle for fight fans. The old-school manga fighter holds a number of well-trained fighters that relay pristine 2D brawls in a new coat of HD paint.