Well, If you have a Netflix account, watch Adult Swim, or follow anime to even the slightest degree, you most likely have heard of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Back in 2000, however, the series did not hold the same weight as it does now. If you were a subscriber to magazines like PSM or Game Pro in 2000, you would have encountered an odd advertisement for a game called JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure for both the PlayStation 1 and the Dreamcast. Even Capcom’s marketing campaign for the game seemed to be in on the “Who’s Jojo?” train. Despite some fantastic manga-style artwork shown off for the game, the advertisement gave little indication of what the story and concept behind JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was. As such, many people dismissed the game entirely.

Those who followed fighting game series closely knew that JoJo was first released in arcades by Capcom in 1998 and followed up with an upgraded version in 1999. Devout anime fans knew even more about the background story of JoJo as it was first a very successful manga series that started in 1987…

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From the moment he touched an Intellivision controller in 1985, Mike knew that he had experienced something incredible in the world of video games that would shape him for the rest of his life. From that point forward, he would make it his mission to experience video games from every console generation going forward. Eventually, he would become obsessed with magazines that wrote about the games he loved, and it would inspire him to start writing about games himself in 1998 for various local media outlets. Always looking for an opportunity to branch out, Mike eventually coded the foundation of a website that would ultimately morph into Gamer Logic Dot Net, an independent video game site that continues to cover modern and classic video game today. Additional, Mike composes music for indie games under his other alias "Unleaded Logic"