JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 オールスターバトル, JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Ōru Sutā Batoru) is a fighting game based on the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise, developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game was released exclusively for the PlayStation 3 on August 29, 2013 in Japan, April 25, 2014[1] in Europe, and April 29, 2014 in North America.

All-Star Battle and its downloadable content were removed from the European PlayStation Store in early 2018, with the Japanese and North American editions following suit on August 2, 2022. As a result, the game's online functionality has been terminated.[2]

A remastered version titled All-Star Battle R was announced during the PlayStation State of Play event on March 9, 2022 and released worldwide in early September 2022. The remaster features 10 new playable characters, several new modes, updated voice acting, anime-accurate color schemes, and minor changes to the game's mechanics.


All-Star Battle was announced on July 5, 2012 alongside the anime in a press conference for Hirohiko Araki JoJo Exhibition 2012 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the series.[3] The game includes major characters from each of the series's eight arcs, with the protagonist of Baoh the Visitor eventually added as a guest character.

All-Star Battle was the winner of the 2012 Japan Game Awards and received a 40/40 score from Famitsu, making it both the only licensed video game and the only fighting game to receive a perfect score from the magazine.

The Japanese animation studio Graphinica was in charge of some of the character modeling and 3D motion.[4] In order to reproduce Araki's unique art style in the game, a proprietary shading engine called "JOJO Shading Requiem" was developed. The name 'Requiem' comes from the fact that the initial shading program was discarded and reborn.[5] In addition, to express the 'JoJo-esque' action in terms of motion, the game was deliberately created at 30 frames per second instead of 60 frames per second. However, it was changed to 60 frames per second in its remaster, All-Star Battle R.

Gold Experience Box

All-Star Battle released with a standard version and limited edition "Gold Experience Box". The Gold Experience Box included the game, a golden plate engraved with an illustration by Hirohiko Araki of Giorno Giovanna and Gold Experience as well as an acrylic case, a DXF Jotaro Kujo and Star Platinum figure, and the official soundtrack on a CD resembling the DISC of Star Platinum extracted by Whitesnake.

Both the limited edition and pre-orders of the standard edition included a download code for Yoshikage Kira on a booklet designed to look like Hayato Kawajiri affected by Heaven's Door. Italian pre-order versions of the game shipped with an alternative "From Italy with Style" version of the box art featuring Giorno Giovanna and Gold Experience.

Basic Gameplay

Default controls

All-Star Battle is a one-on-one 2.5D fighting game with 3D cel-shaded characters. Gameplay in All-Star Battle shares similarities with Heritage for the Future, and boasts a wide variety of different styles, rules, and abilities among each individual fighter.

Like a typical fighting game, the player wins a round by either draining the opponent's health or by having more health than the opponent when time runs out. Battles can either be one round, the best out of three rounds, or the best out of five rounds.

The game uses six main buttons: light attack, medium attack, heavy attack, rotate/dodge, "Style", and taunt. Buttons can be reconfigured in the game's Option Mode. Combos can be chained with light, medium, and heavy attacks.

Input Legend
ASBDPad1.png ASBDPad2.pngASBDPad3.png
Style / Stand
Light Attack
Medium Attack
Heavy Attack
Throw / Two Attack Buttons
Great Heart Attack / All Three Attack Buttons / Flash Cancel
Rotate / Dodge

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Basic Movement

The characters can move in ten directions. They can move right or left, and crouch. They can also jump straight up, or jump to the right or the left.
Rotate / Dodge
ASBR.png or ASBR.png + ASBDPad2.png or ASBR.png + ASBDPad8.png
As All-Star Battle is a 2.5D game, characters can dodge in the direction of the foreground or background with respect to their opponent, shifting the horizontal plane of gameplay and allowing them to easily avoid most linear attacks. However, sidestepping is not a completely safe maneuver, as a multitude of attacks and moves within the game cover enough lateral space or function with 3D space in mind that they can still connect with opponents after they have sidestepped.
Step Forward/Backward (Dash) / Run
ASBDPad4.pngx2 / ASBDPad6.pngx2
Characters can take a large step forwards or backwards, also known as a dash, by making a backward or forward input twice in rapid succession. If forward is held after a forward step, characters will run towards their opponent at a faster speed, and select few characters even have the ability to run in the opposite direction away from the opponent with backwards input instead.
Super Jump
ASBDPad2.png then ASBDPad7.png/ASBDPad8.png/ASBDPad9.png
Some characters possess a Super Jump move, which allows them to leap over greater heights and/or distances than regular jumps. To do so, the player must crouch down before jumping.
Basic Attacks / Normal Attacks
All characters can attack with a simple light attack, medium attack, heavy attack, throw, skills, Heat Heart Attacks and Great Heart Attacks. Light attacks are quick but weaker attacks performed by the player character, heavy attacks deal more damage and have more range but are slower, while the medium attacks are balanced between power, range, and speed. The characters can also attack while crouching and while jumping in the air, though most cannot chain multiple normal attacks together while airborne.
The character can chain the three normal attacks together in a combo, but only in order of increasing power, in a system known as Chain Beat. They can also chain into special moves from any normal attack.
2 ATK Buttons / ASBT.png (when near opponent)
The player character can throw their opponent by getting within close range and pushing the Throw button or a combination of two Attack buttons. Throws bypass guards and come out quickly, but deal only moderate damage, are defeated by general 'strike'-type attacks, and cannot chain into further attacks nor be chained into from other attacks (with some exceptions). The direction the opponent is thrown depends on the direction the player holds while throwing, defaulting to forward with no additional input.
Skills / Special Moves

Skills are special attacks that necessitate more complex inputs than one button, often requiring a motion to be made before a button press. In exchange, they are generally more potent or have special properties (e.g. projectiles that can hit the opponent across the stage; attacks that strike an opponent who is airborne or downed; abilities that activate special effects, etc).
Few special skills count as additional normal attacks beyond the universal Light, Medium, and Heavy attacks. These are known as "command normal attacks", and allow the character to chain other special moves from them just as they could a normal attack.
Rarely, certain special moves can be unblockable throw attacks, known as "command throws". These have some advantage over the standard Throw such as increased range or being able to be chained into or from, in exchange for executing slowly, usually just enough time for a human opponent to react to and avoid the command throw.
Heart Heat Attack / Great Heat Attack
ASBDPad2.pngASBDPad3.pngASBDPad6.png + 2 ATK Buttons or ASBDPad2.pngASBDPad3.pngASBDPad6.png + ASBT.png (Heart Heat Attack) (facing right) (requires 1 HHG)
ASBDPad2.pngASBDPad3.pngASBDPad6.png + 3 ATK Buttons or ASBG.png (Great Heat Attack) (facing right) (requires 2 HHG)
Finally, Heart Heat Attacks and Great Heat Attacks are particularly powerful attacks and abilities that consume stocks of the Heart Heat Gauge to use, often more difficult to hit the opponent with, but rewarding the player with a special animation while dealing significant damage. Some Heart Heat Attacks are not simple strike-type attacks but can also be counters (dealing greater damage than other HHA to compensate), command throws, or temporary power-up states that provide potent boons.
The Heart Heat Attack requires and consumes one stock of Heart Heat to be performed, whereas the Great Heat Attack requires and consumes two stocks. HHA can be universally chained into, allowing the player character to cancel nearly any attack or skill into them, thus making them effective combo finishers where applicable. However, GHA can only be executed either by themselves or when chained from normal attacks; since they cannot be used while performing special skills, it is much more difficult to connect with them successfully.
Counter Hit

An attack that connects with an opponent while they're also in the middle of performing their own attack registers as a Counter Hit, with the text "COUNTER HIT!" appearing on the attacker's side of the screen. When a Counter Hit is triggered, the strike that landed will deal double its original damage.
This applies to one initial hit only, meaning that attacks that deal damage in single strikes or inflict most of their damage on the first hit benefit the most from landing as a Counter Hit. Inversely, attacks that deliver many weaker hits, mainly punch barrage skills, may only see a very small increase. Light normal attacks done while standing or crouching as well as Throws cannot trigger Counter Hit.
Hold ASBDPad4.png/ASBDPad1.png (facing right)
It is possible to defend oneself by holding the backwards direction, relative to the opponent; the player character will then automatically guard against incoming attacks, minimizing their damage.
Like with many fighting games, different types of attacks have different properties which can bypass guarding. High attacks are standard and the most common among abilities, able to be guarded against by both a standing and crouching opponent. Middle attacks (alternatively known as "overhead" attacks) can only be guarded against by standing opponents, hitting them if they are crouching (e.g. all air attacks). Low attacks can only be guarded against by crouching opponents, hitting them if they are standing (e.g. all crouching attacks).
A Guard Gauge determines how much the character can guard attacks, and if depleted, results in a Guardbreak that leaves the character stunned and open to attack for a brief moment.
Stylish Evade
ASBDPad4.png/ASBDPad1.png (when hit) (facing right)
A Stylish Evade can be performed by blocking an incoming attack the instant it lands to completely dodge it, shown as the defending character striking a pose while sliding clockwise or counterclockwise of the attacker within 3D space. It costs a third of the Guard Gauge, but generally grants the defender a moment of advantage over the attacker, usually an opening to deliver a counter-attack.
A larger portion of the Guard Gauge is consumed if the character Stylish Evades an attack not of their corresponding defensible height; Stylish Evading a low attack while standing, or a middle attack while crouching.
Throw Escape
2 ATK Buttons / ASBT.png (when grabbed)
When the opponent attempts to throw the player character, it is possible to perform a throw escape by inputting their own throw at the same time. This results in both characters being pushed back and taking minor damage.
Down Evade
ASBR.png (when hitting the ground during soft knockdown)
Like in most fighting games, characters can be knocked down to the ground by certain attacks. In this disadvantaged state, the character must spend a brief period lying on the floor unable to act. They are vulnerable to certain attacks that can directly strike them while they're down, but more commonly can also be offensively pressured by their opponent as they are getting up.
Most attacks that knock a character off their feet deliver a soft knockdown, which allows them to swiftly recover by pressing the Dodge button the instant they hit the ground, performing a quick roll and getting back on their feet to minimize danger. Certain abilities, such as crouching Heavy attacks, will instead result in a hard knockdown, where recovery is not possible and being downed is unavoidable.
Special Techniques
Taunts cause the character in question to pose while verbally taunting their opponent. While normally a cosmetic action with no outward gameplay purpose, if performed while the opponent is down, taunting will be emphasized by the battle pausing and the camera closing in on the taunting player. This version of taunts causes the downed opponent to lose 1/10th of a Heart Heat Gauge in exchange for forcing them back to their feet instantly. Although the amount of Heart Heat lost is insubstantial and regained very easily, it can still be used strategically to prevent the opponent from utilizing a stock or two for a crucial point in time.

More taunts and taunt voice lines can be unlocked in Campaign Mode and set to a character in Customize Mode.

Taunt Attack
ASBP.png (while projectile or trap is over a downed opponent)
There exists a special Taunt Attack system that can be used to extend combos but can only be utilized once per an entire match. Once an opponent is down, specific characters sending out projectile attacks (particularly low-flying ones) or setting traps must taunt while said attacks are sufficiently over the target, often requiring a Flash Cancel to facilitate. This causes the opponent to instantly get up into said projectiles/trap and be hit without a break in the combo, leaving them open to further attacks. All projectiles pause during taunts and make the taunt attack possible until it actually succeeds once. Afterward, they will continue flying or merely cease when the taunt activates.
Easy Beat
An Easy Beat (イージービート, Ījī Bīto) system exists to give beginner players a means of performing an effective combo using a simplified input. By repeatedly pressing the Light attack button, the character will automatically perform a preset combo usually finishing with a Heart Heat Attack at the end.

For every character, the Easy Beat almost always follows a combo structure of:

  1. Light normal attack
  2. Medium normal attack
  3. Heavy normal attack
  4. A specific special move or series of special moves from the character's arsenal
  5. Heart Heat Attack (if available and can be comboed into)

The only cases where Easy Beat does not end in an HHA is when the character's HHA is not a standard striking attack, but rather a special power-up, counter, or delayed command throw.

Flash Cancel
3 ATK Buttons / ASBG.png (when attacking) (requires 1 HHG)
Flash Cancel (プッツンキャンセル, Puttsun Kyānseru, lit. "Strange Cancel") is a special cancel mechanic. It is activated by pressing all three Attack buttons simultaneously or inputting the dedicated Flash Cancel button while in the middle of a normal attack or skill. A stock of the Heart Heat Gauge will be spent to make the character immediately and completely stop their maneuver, marked with a flashing pose as the rest of the screen darkens for an instant.
This gives the player a chance to instantly act out of their canceled ability for any number of purposes, including but not limited to: executing more attacks and stringing longer combos on their opponent, making a move less punishable, executing a sudden Throw to surprise a defending opponent, using their HHA (although HHA can often be used instantly in the middle of most attack animations regardless), or even chaining an extended combo into their GHA for a strong finisher.
Stand Rush
ASBS.png (during applicable skill)
Most Stand users also have another form of canceling called the Stand Rush. It is performed by pressing the Style button during a compatible Stand On special move and spends a quarter to half of the Heart Heat Gauge depending on the move in question.
This will cause the character and their Stand to 'de-sync', with the player instantly regaining control of the Stand user as their Stand continues its attack. While the user may be limited to only their Light and Medium normal attacks and any other moves that do not involve use of their Stand, this opens up opportunities for conjunction attacks, as well as new combos and set-ups, or simply minimizing the risk of their move being punished.


The HUD has three main gauges, although some characters have their own unique gauge as well.

Health: The Health/Stamina gauge displays how much damage a character can receive before being K.O. or Retired.

Guard: The Guard gauge displays how long a character can continuously block incoming attacks. If too much Guard damage is sustained and the gauge is depleted, a "Guardbreak" will occur, shattering a character's defense which leaves them staggered and vulnerable to attack. Successfully executing Stylish Evades also depletes the Guard Gauge in large portions. If no Guard damage is taken for a period of time, the Guard Gauge will slowly regenerate.

Jonathan's Heart Heat Attack

Heart Heat Gauge: The Heart Heat Gauge (shortened to "HHG") is a special meter that allows characters to perform strong techniques and other special abilities. It is filled by dealing and receiving damage as well as through other actions, and stocks up to a maximum of three levels. One stock of Heart Heat can be used to perform a Heart Heat Attack (ハートヒートアタック, Hāto Hīto Atakku, shortened to "HHA"), while two stocks can be used to perform a Great Heat Attack (グレートヒートアタック, Gurēto Hīto Atakku, shortened to "GHA").

An opponent's HHG can be depleted by executing a taunt while they are knocked down.

Character-Specific Displays

Some characters also have extra icons/gauges near the Heart Heat Gauge with different, unique functions.

  • Joseph Joestar has a Trick system or "Guess I did it again!" Level ("またまたやらせていただきましたァン"レベル, "Mata mata yarasete itadakimashitaan" Reberu) that makes any of his Ripple-based and Ripple-enhanced attacks permanently stronger every time he counters with three different abilities, with the level capping at 3.[6]
  • Vanilla Ice has a Stand Power Gauge (スタンドパワーゲージ, Sutando Pawā Gēji) that shows how much his powerful Cream can be used.
  • Akira Otoishi has a Power Gauge ("電力"ゲージ, "Denryoku" Gēji) that ties in with Red Hot Chili Pepper's available strength and ability power.
  • Shigekiyo Yangu has an icon showing if Harvest is in Offensive or Defensive Formation, which determines the abilities he can use.
  • Guido Mista has an Ammunition Icon for the number of bullets he has left in his revolver's cylinder, and a Pistols Icon above showing which and how many of his Sex Pistols are currently available for use.
  • Pannacotta Fugo has a Capsule Icon showing which of Purple Haze's six bulbs containing its Homicidal Virus are available or broken.
  • Ermes Costello has an icon showing the stickers applied to herself at the current time when she uses her "Here's where ya stick it!" ability.
  • Enrico Pucci has a Green Baby Gauge ("緑の赤ちゃん"ゲージ, "Midori no Aka-chan" Gēji) that displays 14 rhombus-shaped icons and his progress towards evolving Whitesnake into C-MOON.
  • Johnny Joestar has a Tusk's Growth icon displaying his Stand's current ACT, up to ACT4, as well as a Tusk Icon showing his Golden Spin nail bullet ammunition for Tusk ACT2 and beyond.
  • Gyro Zeppeli has Steel Ball Icon displaying which of his 2 Steel Balls are in his possession for use, and a Spin Gauge (回転ゲージ, Kaiten Gēji) that ties in with the strength and properties of attacks utilizing said Steel Balls.

Battle Style

Every character is assigned a Battle Style (バトルスタイル, Batoru Sutairu), which determines the effects and abilities attached to their Style button (ASBS.png). There are 6 Battle Style types:

  • Ripple (波紋, Hamon): Ripple Users can charge their Heart Heat Gauges with the "Ripple Breath" ability, and spend Heart Heat to execute enhanced versions of their various special skills if the Style button is used instead of an Attack button when inputting said moves. Ripple-enhanced skills typically consume 1/4 of a Heart Heat gauge.
  • Vampirism (吸血, Kyūketsu): Vampires can utilize specific attacks that allow them to steal their opponent's health using inputs involving the Style button. Whenever they take damage, especially from combos, a portion of the lost health will appear silver, and will automatically regenerate over time if no more damage is taken for a certain period.
  • Mode (流法(モード), Mōdo): Mode Users can activate special states with a press of the Style button that spend Heart Heat at a fixed rate to automatically enhance their attacks and trigger other passive bonuses. Whenever they take damage, especially from combos, a portion of the lost health will appear silver, and will automatically regenerate over time if no more damage is taken for a certain period.
  • Stand (スタンド, Sutando): Stand users can switch between "Stand Off" and "Stand On" states at will using the Style button, summoning and dismissing their Stand to shift their available set of special abilities. While in Stand Off state, Heart Heat can also be spent for Stand users to perform 'Quick Stand On', instantly summoning their Stand during normal attacks for a seamless switch to Stand On. While in Stand On state, they can utilize the Stand Rush mechanic, spending Heart Heat to disconnect from their Stand in the middle of certain attacks to deliver joint attacks and other maneuvers. If successfully knocked down, Stand users will be forced into Stand Off state.
  • Mounted (騎乗, Kijō): Mounted characters can mount and dismount from their horse at will using the Style button, altering their mobility and some of their available abilities. Mounted characters cannot Throw but also cannot be Thrown while on horseback. While unmounted, Heart Heat can be spent for Mounted characters to perform 'Quick Mount', instantly summoning their horse during normal attacks for a seamless switch in the middle of attacking, and potentially knock their opponent into the air. If knockback is sustained, Mounted characters will be forcibly dismounted from their horse.
  • Baoh Armed Phenomenon (バオー武装現象(アームドフェノメノン), Baō Āmudo Fenomenon): Exclusive to Ikuro Hashizawa. Baoh gains passive health regeneration that is boosted with every 25% health he loses, signified by the various changes in colors his Health Gauge undergoes. At a tap of the Style button, he can also spend Heart Heat to grant himself super armor during his next special skill, allowing him to power through most incoming attacks when he executes said skill without getting interrupted.

For example, Jotaro's Style summons his Stand Star Platinum, a signature trait among most with the "Stand" Style. Young Joseph's allows him to utilize the Ripple to charge his Heart Heat Gauge using the ability "Ripple Breath", shared among all "Ripple" Style characters.

The majority of characters have only one Style, excluding DIO (Stand, Vampirism), Old Joseph (Ripple/Hamon, Stand), and Vanilla Ice (Stand, Vampirism). Although Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli also use Stands, their Style is only Mounted.

Character Attributes

Some characters have special attributes and abilities of their own.

  • Jonathan Joestar can perform "This is my final Ripple!", which at the cost of a stock of the HHG, replenishes some of his health after an initial K.O. and makes all of his special moves their Ripple-enhanced variations for free, though he loses access to his Heart Heat Gauge once revived.
  • Hol Horse receives a decrease in offensive power and a boost to HHG generation if he is fighting a female character (passive effect referred to as "Hol Horse loves the ladies!").
  • Josuke Higashikata 4 can have a temporary defense and offense boost along with super armor if a counter that causes the opponent to insult his hair (named "Watch your mouth!") succeeds, though he cannot defend and is forced to walk forward while this ability is active.
  • Guido Mista will lose Heart Heat if he suffers damage while he has 4 bullets left ("Unlucky Number 4").
  • When in a match, Johnny Joestar, Gyro Zeppeli, and Funny Valentine can collect Holy Corpse Parts scattered around the stage that grant passive bonuses to stats and access to new special abilities. They each gain unique benefits for every part they currently have, but lose a part each time they are successfully knocked down. They need to collect and hold three parts of the Corpse in exchange for their final advantage in the fight.
    • Johnny's Heart Heat Gauge charges much faster once collecting all three Parts.
    • Once Gyro has collected a singular Corpse Part, he can use "Scan", a new attack that deals substantial damage. After getting all three, he has an unlimited Steel Ball gauge and permanent Golden Spin Mode.
    • Once Valentine has collected at least two Corpse Parts, he will take reduced damage from all sources. After getting all three, he will activate "D4C Love Train", further reducing damage taken and automatically nullifying most projectiles. Certain special moves by D4C will execute faster, greatly improving Valentine's combo utility.
      • If he is holding all three Corpse Parts and has three stocks of the Heart Heat Gauge, Valentine can completely restore his health to full using an ability called "Back from the 'other side'", in exchange for losing all of the Corpse Parts as well as access to his HHG.

Rush Mode

Much like Heritage for the Future's "Blazing Fists Match", if two attacks- typically barrages, clash, the two fighters will enter a cinematic minigame called Rush Mode (ラッシュモード, Rasshu Mōdo) featuring them or their Stands dramatically exchanging blows as they shout their Stand Cry.

The players must rapidly push the light button to fill a shared bar with their color, and the one who fills the bar more wins the exchange and knocks their opponent back, dealing a small amount of damage. Characters that can enter Rush Mode are Jonathan, Jotaro, Polnareff, DIO, Josuke, Giorno, Bucciarati, Mista, Narancia, Jolyne, Johnny, and Josuke (JoJolion).

Rumble Mode & Resolve Mode

Characters receive an automatic boost to their stats when their health is critically low, with the character's health flashing red while in Rumble Mode or flashing gold in Resolve Mode.

  • Rumble Mode (ゴゴゴモード, Go go go Mōdo, lit. "Go Go Go Mode" and referred to as such in the English localization): Activated at 25% health. Attack power increases and Guard and Heart Heat Gauges fill up faster
  • Resolve Mode (覚悟モード, Kakugo Mōdo, "Preparedness Mode" in the English localization): Activated at 15% health. In addition to the benefits of Rumble Mode, a character will gain super armor during their attacks, allowing them to continue attacking uninterrupted even when hit by non-Throws/HHA/GHA. Only 5 characters in the game can access this mode: Giorno, Bruno, Mista, Fugo, and Ermes.

Downloadable Content

Yoshikage Kira was initially released as a bonus character for pre-order versions of the game before eventually being released as proper downloadable content on December 3, 2013. Shigekiyo Yangu was the first character made available for download, being included in the The Darkness That Haunts Morioh (杜王町に巣食う闇, Moriō-chō ni Sukuu Yami) campaign on August 29, 2013. Iggy and Pannacotta Fugo were included in the The Ferocious Beasts (どう猛な野獣, Dōmō na Yajū) campaign on September 12 of the same year, with Lisa Lisa and Old Joseph following them on September 26 as part of the The Ripple Masters (波紋の達人, Hamon no Tatsujin) campaign. Vanilla Ice and Narciso Anasui were released on October 2 as part of the The Executioners of Terror (恐怖の処刑人, Kyōfu no Shokeinin) campaign. The game's fifth and final campaign, the This! Is! Baoh!! (これが!バオーだッ!!, Kore ga! Baō da!!) campaign, launched on November 14 and added guest character Ikuro Hashizawa to the game's roster.[7]

The game's downloadable characters were released out-of-order in the European and North American versions. Lisa Lisa and Old Joseph were released internationally on April 29, 2014, followed by Ikuro Hashizawa on May 13. Vanilla Ice, Pannacotta Fugo, and Narciso Anasui followed suit on May 20, with Iggy releasing one week later. Yoshikage Kira and Shigekiyo Yangu, the first downloadable characters in Japan, became the last to be released internationally on June 3, 2014.

Johnny's fourth special costume, referencing his appearance on the cover of SBR Chapter 95, was made available as a download code during Banpresto's Steel Ball Run Ichiban Kuji campaign in Japan on October 12, 2013.[8] In the international editions, the costume instead served as a pre-order bonus, in lieu of an exclusive character. To promote the upcoming release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD Ver., additional alternate costumes for Jotaro Kujo and Jean Pierre Polnareff based on promotional artwork for the arcade game were made available for purchase in Japan on December 19, 2013.



Magician's Red
Hierophant Green
Silver Chariot
Hanged Man

Crazy Diamond
Heaven's Door

Sticky Fingers
Sex Pistols
Purple Haze


Kars's Underling A
Kars's Underling B
System Voice
Cursed Doll

Game Modes

All-Star Battle contains the following game modes:

Story Mode
Story Mode (ストーリーモード, Sutōrī Mōdo)
Story Mode Example ASB.png
The player can experience an abridged version of each Part in this mode through pre-arranged battles. Each battle has its own set of missions to achieve that reflect events in the original story, and completing each mission unlocks items in Gallery Mode. Some battles may also reward the player with unlockable characters and JoJo Glossary entries. Support items that alter the state of the battle are available for purchase with gold, should the player face trouble. After completing each Part, the player unlocks the Another Battle version of the Part, allowing them to play each battle from the opponent's perspective with unique missions and rewards. The guide character for this mode is Reimi Sugimoto.

Campaign Mode
Campaign Mode (キャンペーンモード, Kyanpēn Mōdo)
Campaign Mode ASB.png

Prior to the game's delisting, this mode allowed the player to search for and battle computer-controlled avatars of other players by using a limited energy supply that refills over time. The player may also encounter boss characters that offer rarer rewards, but take several battles to vanquish. Winning battles in this mode, or having one's avatar win battles, rewards the player with gold and Campaign Score; depending on the opponent fought or the player's Campaign Score, the player may also obtain support items or unlock items in Gallery Mode. The guide character for this mode is Steven Steel. The mode is divided into four sub-modes:

  • Search (探索, Tansaku): The player can search for avatars or bosses, using up one bar of energy in the process. Support items that the player has obtained or purchased can be selected at any time before battle. Special support characters may also appear at random before or after searching or battling, providing various challenges and benefits to the player. The player can only store up to ten bars of energy at a time, each of which only refill in intervals of two minutes (or, in the Japanese version, intervals of five minutes).
  • Medal List (メダルリスト, Medaru Risuto): The player can check the Customize Medals they have earned.
  • Campaign Ranking (キャンペーンランキング, Kyanpēn Rankingu): The player can check their Campaign Score ranking relative to their friends, to their region, and to the worldwide community.
  • Support Item Shop (サポートアイテム購入, Sapōto Aitemu Kōnyū): The player can purchase certain support items from the PlayStation Store.

Versus Mode
Versus Mode (バーサスモード, Bāsasu Mōdo)
Versus Mode Example ASB.png
This mode allows the player to freely battle computer-controlled characters or other players, either in local multiplayer or online. The guide character for this mode is Ringo Roadagain.

Online Mode
Online Mode (オンラインモード, Onrain Mōdo)
Online Mode Example ASB.png

Prior to the game's delisting, this mode would have allowed the player to take on online opponents in ranked and unranked matches. The guide character for this mode is Ringo Roadagain. This mode is divided into three sub-modes:

  • Player Match (プレイヤーマッチ, Pureiyā Matchi): The player can battle online without having to worry about their competitive ranking.
  • Ranked Match (ランクマッチ, Rank Matchi, lit. "Rank Match"): The player can battle online to improve their competitive ranking.
  • Ranking (ランキング, Rankingu): The player can check their competitive ranking relative to their friends, to their region, and to the worldwide community.

Practice Mode
Practice Mode (プラクティスモード, Purakutisu Mōdo)
Practice Mode Example.png
The player can practice character attacks, skills, and combos using various battle settings. The computer opponent's behavior can be set to various settings, including one which allows a second player to join the practice session. Other settings that can be altered in Practice Mode are computer difficulty level, damage and input displays, automatic guarding, and both characters' Heart Heat Gauge level. The guide characters for this mode are Messina and Loggins.

Customize Mode
Customize Mode (カスタマイズモード, Kasutamaizu Mōdo)
Customize Mode Example ASB 1.png
Customize Mode Example ASB 2.png
This mode allows the player to customize characters' taunts and victory poses using voice lines and onomatopoeia earned in other modes. The player can also customize the avatar representing them in Campaign Mode and the Player Card representing them in online matches. The guide character for this mode is Daniel J. D'Arby.

Options Mode
Options Mode (オプションモード, Opushon Mōdo)
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This mode allows the player to customize the game's settings, including volume levels, Easy Beat, and subtitles. The guide character for this mode is Melone.

Arcade Mode
Arcade Mode (アーケードモード, Ākēdo Mōdo)
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This mode, which is exclusive to the international versions of the game, allows players to participate in a gauntlet of eight battles against randomized computer opponents. After the final opponent, the player is graded and rewarded with gold based on their total performance. Additional gold may be awarded if the player reaches the top rank with enough characters; in addition, Harvest occasionally appears in this mode, boosting the amount of gold earned by the player. The guide character for this mode is Ringo Roadagain.


There are 12 stages, with each Part having one or two to represent it. There is also one special stage only accessible as a result of a character's moveset.

Each stage has its own Stage Hazard (ステージギミック, Sutēji Gimikku). Stage Hazards are activated by someone being knocked down over a glowing point on the ground of the stage. Whenever it is activated, a series of colored manga panels will appear. Some hazards occur continuously in set intervals after they have been triggered, while others only occur once during the entire battle and have more severe effects. Stage Hazards can be turned off on the Stage Select screen. Finishing a character with a HHA or GHA knocking them back in a specific direction will trigger a Situation Finish (シチュエーションフィニッシュ, Shichuēshon Finisshu), a special cutscene that depicts the losing character's defeat as a reference to the original story.

Phantom Blood
Dio's Castle (ディオの館, Dio no Yakata): Windknight's Lot


  • Stage Gimmick: A chandelier falls from the ceiling, damaging anyone directly underneath it.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the stage's balcony, the loser is sent flying off the edge, recreating Dio's defeat in his battle against Jonathan in his castle.

Battle Tendency
The Battlefield (闘技場, Tōgijō): Skeleton Heel Stone


  • Stage Gimmick: Vampire Horses charge through the players, circling the arena an unlimited number of times.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the bonfire in the center of the stage, Vampire Horses trample the loser to death.

Stardust Crusaders

DIO's Mansion (DIOの館, Dio no Yakata): Cairo DIOManshionASB.jpg

  • Stage Gimmick: Nukesaku jumps down and attacks the players, returning an unlimited number of times.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the wall's opening, the loser is thrown out. Vampires and Pillar Men are disintegrated by the sun's light, while normal characters merely fall to their deaths.

Cairo Streets (カイロ市街, Kairo Shigai): Cairo CairoStreetASB.jpg

  • Stage Gimmick: Wilson Phillips's car drives through the players on DIO's orders.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the water tower, in the same direction as the corner lamppost, the loser is sent flying and crashes into it, recreating Noriaki Kakyoin's death scene.

Diamond is Unbreakable

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  • Stage Gimmick: Lightning strikes the Pepsi sign and the puddles around the stage, damaging and stunning anyone hit as a result. Akira Otoishi takes no damage, but instead has his Power Gauge set to the first level.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the stage's ambulance, the loser finds themselves in Ghost Girl's Alley, confronted by Reimi Sugimoto. Ghostly hands then drag them off into the unknown.

Kira Estate (吉良邸, Kira-Tei): Morioh KiraEstateASB.jpg

  • Stage Gimmick: Yoshihiro Kira attacks characters with a knife, traveling along a curving path.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards Yoshikage Kira's stack of books, the loser knocks one of the books open, revealing his various nail clipping records and a message declaring that he cannot be stopped during months where his nails grow more than 30 cm.

Vento Aureo

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  • Stage Gimmick: Pesci's Beach Boy flies out of the train seeking a target, sending fighters flying into the side of the train if caught. This occurs an unlimited number of times.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the train, Beach Boy hooks the loser by the head or neck from the vehicle. The train departs, and the unfortunate loser is dragged away with it as Pesci and Prosciutto cheer on.

Rome Streets (ローマ市街, Rōma Shigai): Rome RomeStreetASB.jpg

  • Stage Gimmick: Secco uses Oasis to dive into the ground and liquefies it, damaging players in the designated areas. This occurs an unlimited number of times.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the stage's garbage truck, the loser is thrown into its trough, similarly to Cioccolata and Secco in their defeats.

Stone Ocean

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  • Stage Gimmick: Weather Report uses his Stand to make poisonous frogs rain from the sky. Players hit by the frogs will be poisoned and gradually lose health over a short period of time. This occurs an unlimited number of times.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the courtyard's center pillar, the loser has their DISC stolen by Whitesnake. This Situation Finish will not occur if Enrico Pucci is a combatant.

Kennedy Space Center (ケネディ宇宙センター, Kenedi Uchū Sentā): Cape Canaveral KennedySpaceCenterASB.jpg

  • Stage Gimmick: C-MOON sends various objects falling to where the players are, despite Emporio Alnino's warning to the combatants. This occurs an unlimited number of times.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the platform's edge facing the spaceship, the loser hits their head on a railing and falls sideways towards the horizon.

Big Bang
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This stage is only available as part of Enrico Pucci's GHA, "Made in Heaven". After Pucci evolves C-MOON into Made in Heaven, the fight moves to outer space, with the players standing on a road of light representing the rapidly-progressing flow of time. Within this special stage, Pucci moves faster while the opponent moves far slower. However, Giorno Giovanna can use his GHA, "Your end has no ending!", to activate Gold Experience Requiem and nullify the slowdown effect; Kosaku Kawajiri's GHA, "Bites the Dust", will also cancel the effect by reverting Pucci and the stage to their prior states. In addition, this stage only lasts for the duration of the round, and reverts to the previous stage at its conclusion, along with the Stand itself. This stage is also the only stage that lacks a Stage Gimmick or Situation Finish of any kind.

Steel Ball Run
Philadelphia Coastline (フィラデルフィアの海岸沿い, Firaderufia no Kaigan-zoi): The Atlantic Ocean


  • Stage Gimmick: D4C Love Train grants the combatant who touches its column of light a stock of Heart Heat Gauge, only recurring if the light fades before anyone touches it.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the sign warning travelers about bears, the loser is knocked directly into it.

Wall Eyes (壁の目, Kabe no Me): Morioh


  • Stage Gimmick: Yasuho Hirose's Paisley Park activates. An enraged Joshu Higashikata runs through the stage, swinging a rock to knock back whoever he runs into.
  • Situation Finish: If hit towards the Wall Eyes, the loser lands near Yasuho, who screams in surprise. Joshu then smashes their head in with a rock.


Non-Playable Characters
Aztec Chief
Support Effect
George Joestar I
Campaign Mode Support
Wang Chan
Gallery Shop Guide
Campaign Mode Support
Non-Playable Characters
Rudol von Stroheim
Support Effect
Practice Mode Guide
Practice Mode Guide
Vampire Horses
Stage Hazard
Non-Playable Characters
Campaign Mode Support
Enya the Hag
Campaign Mode Support
Campaign Mode Support
Art Viewer Guide
Art Viewer Guide
Support Effect
Support Effect
Daniel J. D'Arby
Customize Mode Guide
Cairo Informant
Campaign Mode Support
Telence T. D'Arby
Model Viewer Guide
Stage Hazard
Wilson Phillips
Stage Hazard
Non-Playable Characters
Tamami Kobayashi
Campaign Mode Support
Toshikazu Hazamada
Campaign Mode Support
Tonio Trussardi
Support Effect
Reimi Sugimoto
Story Mode Guide
Yoshihiro Kira
Stage Hazard
Ken Oyanagi
Support Effect
Mikitaka Hazekura
Support Effect
Highway Star
Support Effect
Terunosuke Miyamoto
Campaign Support Guide
Non-Playable Characters
Leone Abbacchio
Sound Test Guide
Kraft Work
Support Effect
Support Effect
Stage Hazard
Stage Hazard
Option Mode Guide
JoJo Glossary Guide
Loading Screen Icon
Campaign Mode Support
Stage Hazard
Non-Playable Characters
Emporio Alnino
Gallery Mode Guide
Thunder McQueen
Support Effect
Foo Fighters
Campaign Mode Support
Weather Report
Stage Hazard
Dragon's Dream
Support Effect
Support Effect
Donatello Versus
Story Support Guide
Non-Playable Characters
Steven Steel
Campaign Mode Guide
Lucy Steel
Stage Hazard
Campaign Mode Support
Ringo Roadagain
Arcade Mode Guide
Versus Mode Guide
Mike O.
Support Effect
Sugar Mountain
Support Effect
Campaign Mode Support
Non-Playable Characters
Yasuho Hirose
Stage Hazard
Joshu Higashikata
Stage Hazard

Campaign Mode Surprise Supports

Normal Search:

  • The Well-Connected Informant: The Cairo Informant offers to allow the player to select a boss as their next opponent, at the cost of two bars of energy.
  • Janken Boy is Coming!: Ken Oyanagi challenges the player to a game of rock-paper-scissors. Paying one extra bar of energy will take away one of Ken's options, and paying two energy bars will leave Ken with only one choice. Winning will allow the player to select a boss as their next opponent.

Boss Search:

  • Tamami Kobayashi, the Collector: Tamami Kobayashi activates The Lock, allowing the player to earn an additional Customize Medal in the upcoming fight.
  • Scatter Your Mold, Green Day!: Cioccolata activates Green Day, increasing the damage the player can deal to a boss's health. Spending a bar of energy allows him to boost the effect.
  • I Wanna Protect You: F.F. offers the player a choice: she can either deal 150 damage to a boss's health (without defeating them) or replenish one bar of the player's energy.

  • Dire, the Ripple Warrior: Dire performs his signature Thunder Split Attack, reducing the opponent's health by 40%. The player can pay an additional bar of energy to have him perform Thunder Cross Split Attack instead, reducing the opponent's health by 60%.
  • Germanic Pride: Rudol von Stroheim tears into the opponent with his Abdominal Machine Gun, reducing their health by 40%.
  • The Road to Ruin!: Devo the Cursed activates Ebony Devil, granting the player higher attack power. By paying up to two bars of energy, the player can increase the strength of the effect.
  • The Magic Lamp: Judgement allows the player to pay two bars of energy to activate three random support effects.
  • D'Arby the Gambler: Daniel J. D'Arby lets the player choose one of ten cards, with nine revealing an image of D'Arby and one showing Iggy's face. Picking a D'Arby card will allow the player to earn an additional Customize Medal in the upcoming fight.
  • Toshikazu Hazamada (Surface): Toshikazu Hazamada activates Surface, duplicating one of the player's obtained support effects.
  • May the Dragon's Dream Burn: Dragon's Dream offers to activate a random support effect, at the cost of one bar of energy.
  • Wreck On, Wrecking Ball: Wekapipo offers to activate Wrecking Ball and disable the opponent's Heart Heat Gauge, at the cost of one bar of energy.


  • The Witch's Tarot: Enya the Hag offers the player a choice between five tarot cards, with two displaying Enya's face and one showing Iggy's. The player can pay up to two bars of energy, removing one losing card for each energy bar. If the player selects an Enya card, Enya rewards the player with a random Customize Medal.
  • Let's Go Out for Italian: Tonio Trussardi serves the player a meal, restoring one bar of energy.
  • A Man in Five Billion: Pocoloco shares his luck with the player, refilling all ten of their energy bars.


  • Lessons from George Joestar: George Joestar I grants the player an automatic S rank if they win the next battle.
  • A Man's World: Ringo Roadagain offers to let the player retry the previous battle by activating Mandom.


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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Collected every single trophy.
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A Curious Fate
Cleared all of Story Mode.
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Ode to Humanity
Cleared Episode 2 in Story Mode Part 1.
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Phantom Blood
Cleared Story Mode Part 1.
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True warriors love friendship and respect!
Cleared Episode 4 in Story Mode Part 2.
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Battle Tendency
Cleared Story Mode Part 2.
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Now everybody loves ya!
Cleared Episode 3 in Story Mode Part 3.
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Ain't beating them!
Cleared Episode 6 in Story Mode Part 3.
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Stardust Crusaders
Cleared Story Mode Part 3.
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I'd feel safer in jail!
Cleared Episode 3 in Story Mode Part 4.
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One hell of an experience!
Cleared Episode 6 in Story Mode Part 4.
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Diamond is Unbreakable
Cleared Story Mode Part 4.
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First we need strength!
Cleared Episode 1 in Story Mode Part 5.
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Vento Aureo
Cleared Story Mode Part 5.
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Now I understand...
Cleared Episode 1 in Story Mode Part 6.
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Stone Ocean
Cleared Story Mode Part 6.
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So this is the "Real Man's" World!
Cleared Episode 2 in Story Mode Part 7.
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Steel Ball Run
Cleared Story Mode Part 7.
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Cleared Story Mode Part 8.
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We'll train your arse off!
Completed a match in Versus Mode with Player or COM characters.
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Let's have a nice chat over some tea!
Purchased 100 gallery items.
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Some words of praise would be nice!
Purchased 500 gallery items.
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Trembling heart!
Landed a HHA.
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Landed a GHA.
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Di molto good!
Landed a HHA using Easy Beat.
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You weakling!
Caused a Guard Crush to occur.
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Come prepared or not at all.
Pulled off a zoomed-in taunt.
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Pulled off a Stylish Evade.
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I like that glint in your eye!
Pulled off a Flash Cancel.
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The hell is this, a punching contest?
Caused Rush Mode to activate.
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So you saw it...
Completed a Secret Mission for the first time.
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You! You were looking!
Completed 30 Secret Missions.
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You've mastered this game, haven't you!
Completed 50 Secret Missions.
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Adventurers Only!
Set off a battleground gimmick for the first time.
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Whoa! Look out above you!
Set off all the battleground gimmicks.
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Sucks to be you!
You or an opponent were hit by a battleground gimmick for the first time.
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Got hit by all the battleground gimmicks.
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Pulled off a Dramatic Finish for the first time.
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Don't come near me!
Pulled off all the Dramatic Finishes.
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Finished a battle with a HHA or GHA.
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I stopped time...
Used Jotaro Kujo's "I stopped time..." style during DIO's "It's a road roller!" GHA.
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Thanks, Gyro. I mean it.
Landed Johnny's "Pretty long for a shortcut!" GHA on Valentine.
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A truly unpredictable Stand!
Landed Josuke 4's HHA supplementary move, "Meet my "homing missile!" on Kosaku Kawajiri.
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Your "end" has no ending!
Successfully performed Giorno's "Your "end" has no ending!" GHA.
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The birth of the Ultimate Life Form!
Successfully performed Kars's "I am the ultimate life form" GHA.
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Time to climb the Stairway to Heaven!
Successfully performed Pucchi's "Maiden Heaven" GHA.
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Instruction Manual United States of America


Some of the names of characters and Stands are altered in non-Japanese territories to avoid copyright lawsuits. Bandai Namco aimed to change the legally-risky names while keeping the patterns Hirohiko Araki aimed for. According to Bandai Namco Europe, these name changes were approved by Araki.[9]

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Name Variants:
Ripple Hamon

Tarkus & Bruford Tarukus & Blueford

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Name Variants:
Flame Mode Heat Control Mode

Santana Santviento

Messina & Loggins Meshina & Loggs

Suzi Q Suzie Q

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Name Variants:
Muhammad Avdol Mohammed Avdol

Jean Pierre Polnareff Jean Pierre Eiffel

Emperor The Emperor

J. Geil Centerfold

Vanilla Ice Cool Ice

Holy Kujo Holly Kujo

Imposter Captain Tennille Captain Dragon

Devo the Cursed Soul Sacrifice

Enya the Hag Enyaba

ZZ Zii Zii

Oingo & Boingo Zenyatta & Mondatta

Daniel J. D'Arby & Telence T. D'Arby D'Arby Elder & D'Arby Younger

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Name Variants:
Crazy Diamond Shining Diamond

Echoes Reverb

Red Hot Chili Pepper Chili Pepper

Killer Queen Deadly Queen

Sheer Heart Attack Heart Attack

Bites the Dust Bite the Dust

Pearl Jam Opal Jam

Atom Heart Father Heart Father

Boy II Man BoyManMan

Earth, Wind and Fire Terra Ventus

Highway Star Highway Go Go

Enigma Misterioso

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Name Variants:
Gold Experience Golden Wind

Sticky Fingers Zipper Man

Sex Pistols Six Bullets

Aerosmith Li'l Bomber

King Crimson Emperor Crimson

Epitaph Eulogy

Purple Haze Purple Smoke

Purple Haze Distortion Purple Smoke Distortion

Moody Blues Moody Jazz

Kraft Work Arts & Crafts

Little Feet Tiny Feet

Grateful Dead Thankful Death

Beach Boy Fisher Man

Baby Face Babyhead

White Album White Ice

Spice Girl Spicy Lady

Green Day Green Tea

Oasis Sanctuary

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Stone Free Stone Ocean

Kiss Smack

Enrico Pucci Father Pucchi

Whitesnake Pale Snake

C-MOON Full Moon

Made in Heaven Maiden Heaven

Narciso Anasui Narc Anastasia

Diver Down Diver Drive

Burning Down the House Burning Down

Foo Fighters F.F.

Weather Report Weather Forecast

Highway to Hell Highway to Death

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Name Variants:
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap D4C

Mandom Mando

Sugar Mountain Snow Mountain

Tubular Bells Tubular

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Name Variants:
Baoh the Visitor Baoh: The Visitor

Dress Organization Doress Organization


  • CyberConnect2 president and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama explained that All-Star Battle was conceived “partly thanks to” the 2006 video game JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood. Following that game's release, the idea of a new game involving all the Parts came to the team.[10]
  • Prior to the game's launch, an official computer-player tournament dubbed the All-Star Battle League was hosted by CyberConnect2. The tournament was announced on June 9, 2013 during the game's fifth trailer, and ran from July 3 to August 28 of the same year. Ultimately, DIO defeated Jotaro Kujo to win the tournament, and a special PlayStation 3 theme was released to commemorate the tournament's conclusion.[11]
  • In the English localization, Joseph Joestar's victory quote against Lisa Lisa is translated as, "Why did it have to come to this?! You are tearing me APART, Lisa Lisa!"[12] The translated line is a reference to The Room, in which a major character yells a similar line at another character named Lisa.[13]


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