Jet Set Radio
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Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio!
Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force!
- Heritage Collection treatment:
Available via PC Digital Download, Jet Set Radio is part of Sega’s Heritage Collection series and now features lush HD visuals, developer interviews, and amazing fan-created graffiti.
- Classic Beats:
Skate to the funky tunes of Pirate Radio! Jet Set Radio still features 29 of 30 tracks from the original Dreamcast release.
- Express Yourself:
Choose from a massive catalog of classic and new graffiti or create your own and use it to tag walls, billboards, cars, and even rival gang members!
- The gang’s all here:
Recruit more than 10 playable characters to your gang, each with their own unique graffiti!
Great Gamekalil | June 8, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
Jet Set Radio skates exactly the same as it did back in the day, and smooth, speedy and streamlined skating complements the (at the time) unique art style the game pushed forward. With the return of the original funk-electro-j-pop soundtrack, plus free Gamerpics and 30 achievements, this is a fantastic package of an already fantastic game.
My go to gamebrewce34 | May 29, 2013 | See all brewce34's reviews »
Man this game is sooo fun to look at. The cel shaded graphics in HD look better than any other cel shaded game I have played. This along with its distinctive urban Asian punk aesthetic made me fall in love. The character design, level design, and soundtrack all work together incredibly well, this game really is a work of art.
But if its style doesn't intrigue you there is still plenty of fun to be had. Like I mentioned before the level design is on point. I always distracted from the main objective of graffiti-ing over graffiti and explore the level looking for secrets, hidden rails, and jumps. The only downside to the gameplay is that you might find it repetitive as it seems like 90% of the time your objective is to graffiti all the tagged spots throughout the level. Occasionally it's something new for example: chasing down a rival gang and having to spray them 10 times each. Or when a new member is available to join your gang, you have to match their moves like a HORSE game in order to unlock them.
I highly recommend using a game-pad, although the game is still playable without it can get frustrating not having complete control. I played the first 2 hours or so keyboard and mouse and it took a couple attempts to beat some of the levels. Anyways for 9.99 you should be getting your moneys worth, just check out a few videos to see if the aesthetic suits you well.
Played it on Dreamcast and still playing it now on PCbulbipop | May 27, 2013 | See all bulbipop's reviews »
An original gameplay but a little hard to master, graphics still nice (one of the first game in cel-shading !), a lot of achievement to unlock, even if some are a little weird (« Start game for the first time » ).
There are also some bonuses over the Dreamcast version like a making of or some songs from Jet Set Radio Future. And about the music... Jet Set Radio has the best Original Sound Track ever made ! And about that there's even a song about Super Mario Bros inside haha. In short JST is really a must have !
Coming from somebody who played JSRF first..Sarkames | May 18, 2013 | See all Sarkames's reviews »
I never got a chance to play the Dreamcast version and I always wanted to after playing JSRF on the original Xbox, but since I played the second one first their were definitely some notable improvements (in my opinion) that weren't existent in the original.
Now, I've played this for about 3-4 hours in total on Steam and.. it's a lot harder than I thought it'd be. The controls are a bit iffy as one would assume from a classic game, but on top of that it's just Japanese-tier difficulty at times. For example, I played the optional tutorial all the way through and they start you off with simple things like.. how to jump, and how to speed up slightly when you first start moving, then 5 minutes later you're doing insane tricks off the wall and flying through the air to get enough momentum to perfectly string together a series of grinds just to get a trick multiplier that ends up being +50, which means you can't mess up and touch the ground once. Took me about 20 minutes to finish the tutorial and I came in thinking i'd have some leftover experience from JSRF, but the game made me look silly, lol. I even ragequit the last time I played this because the level I was playing was ridiculously challenging at one point. Let's just say it involves a really tiny string and the camera in this game isn't the friendliest for landing on those and I ran short on time.
ANYWAY, the occasional difficult moments aside, I've enjoyed every mission so far and I've even recorded gameplay for my friends and significant other to watch because I've always seen this series as the kind of game I wanted to show people so they'd either be freaked out by how bizarre it is or pick it up and play like I did.
To put things into perspective.. the game isn't meant to have a great story and the controls/camera haven't aged well, but between the choice of characters, the graffiti-editing mechanic, the somewhat odd soundtrack and the crazy characters and storyline, it's definitely a great game. If anything else, I get a great laugh out of some of the absurdity.
I highly recommend use of a controller and to not take the game seriously. -85/100
MemoriesKilly47 | May 11, 2013 | See all Killy47's reviews »
If you have ever played a jet set radio in the past and would like to go back to it's fun and colorfull world go ahead there's still plenty of fun to be haad. Plug a joystick and go back to your dreamcast cherished memories. The music is great, the gameplay is... well it's what you'd expect from a game of this era, and visually the game is still pleasing to the eyes. If you've never heard of Jet Set Radio, well, try it. It's not that expensive.
But really, get a pad first !