Ripping Friends: The World's Manliest Men builds from the synopsis of the Ripping Friends TV series and the unique animations that Spumco is known for are accurately recreated for the GBA's tiny screen. Although tiny, the abstract designs prevalent in Spumco cartoons seem to come off nicely.
Mostly seen via a two-dimensional top-down perspective, character animations are a little less than stellar. There just is not much chance for outrageous visuals under the limits of a top-down camera angle. Similarly, although there are numerous 'Boss' enemies, and four main hero types, general enemies all look exactly alike, and provide no differentiation of visuals.
Cut scenes, though not animated are made of full screen images that again emblemize Spumco's original style. A sort of mock jazz/mock action musical score streams throughout the game, which has no effect on the actual game, other than to remind you that these guys are supposed to seem silly and unreal.