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Jojo's Venture Jojo's Venture - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Jojo's Venture - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A one-on-one 2-D fighter with excellent animation and sound. Players control up to two characters simultaneously using the "Stand" button.

Jojo's Venture was produced by Capcom in 1998.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Jojo's Venture was produced include: Pocket Fighter, Battle Circuit, Street Fighter III - New Generation, Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter, Red Earth, 1945, Rival Schools - United By Fate, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Jojo No Kimyou Na Bouken, and Magical Tetris Challenge Featuring Mickey

JoJo's Venture
JoJo's Venture


Name Jojo's Venture
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1998
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8239
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class Capcom CPS III - JAMMA
External Device CDR - CPS-3 System
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 4 - Light Attack|Medium Attack|Heavy Attack|Stand On/Off
Sound Capcom Q-Sound - Amplified Stereo
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Millionaire Joseph Joestar, his half-Japanese grandson Jotaro, magician Abdul, and ex-villains Kakyoin and J.P. Polenareff race against time to kill the evil Dio Brando and save Joseph's daughter from a curse. They are not powerless, however; they all have psychic powers in the form of "Stands" -- projections of their souls which posess amazing supernatural powers.

Game Play

You choose one of the six heroes, or one of the four villains, to go kill the vampire Dio Brando. Each character has a seperate, ongoing storyline. You control your character like in any other Street Fighter-type game, but special moves are done by using the "stand" button to call upon your "Stand" -- your psychic persona. Each "Stand" has a different power, from speed, to fire control, to stopping time.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

To get to bonus fights (such as Death 13, and D'Arby) play through the game with no losses, and finish each opponent off with a super move.



This game is based on a long-running Japanese comic series and anime, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. This game is based on part III of the manga and follows the story extremely closely (except for the alternate "villain" and "hero" storylines).

A running gag in the series is that characters are named after American music groups/musicians. However, for the US version, they changed many of the names slightly to avoid copyright infringement (ex. Chaca=Chaka Khan, Vanilla Iced=Vanilla Ice, etc).

Cabinet Information

The marquee features art from the Japanese comic series that the game is based upon: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.


This game uses the CPS-3 architecture which means that it can be converted to any other CPS-3 game such as Street Fighter III, Warzard, et. al.


COPY OF: Jojo No Kimyou Na Bouken

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Jojo's Venture Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,389 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 23 known instances of this machine owned by Jojo's Venture collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 19 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Jojo's Venture circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Jojo's Venture circuit board set.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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