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.
Skate to the funky tunes of Pirate Radio! Jet Set Radio still features 29 of 30 tracks from the original Dreamcast release.
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!
Only For Fans Who Played ItAzrael360 | July 22, 2014 | See all Azrael360's reviews »
To be honest, it was more entertaining back then when it was originally released, because you knew that with the limitations of the hardware of that time, this was an acceptable game. Now, it's a slow clunky mess filled with nostalgia and weird humor. I guess is still fun for the gamers that played the game back then, but for the rest of us, it is not. It's slow, the animations are very basic, the controls are bad and visually it's kind of ugly with saturated colors and annoying music, but still, some nostalgic fans still love it. The PC version feels like an emulated game instead of a remake or improved version.
Not recommended if you didn't play the original, or you'll be disappointed.
Amazing port of an amazing gamexAFBx | June 9, 2014 | See all xAFBx's reviews »
(play with a controller, keyboard will ruin the experience)
I may be blinded by nostalgia, because Dreamcast was and is one of my favorite consoles and memories. But this is an amazingly fun game. the soundtrack is a 10/10 for sure, crazy songs i never heard before growing up but I always loved them and they really set the atmosphere. The camera will make you really mad at times and be your worst enemy. but this game is so much fun and a great game to just pick up and kill time with. I'd recommend it to anyone for sure.
I give it a 90 based on just, fun. not the story, controls, camera, etc. Just plain fun, don't read too deep into it :)
Very fun game to play!Zazutuu | June 6, 2014 | See all Zazutuu's reviews »
Jet Set Radio is a great game.The soundtrack fits the game really well,and the gameplay makes the game.The graphics are not that bad considering that it is a pretty old game.You can even make your own graffities.Since it is that cheap i really recommend it for the ammount of fun and the soundtrack.
Cooler than a popsicle in Decembertaigatsu | Feb. 4, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »
When it first came out, Jet Set Radio stood out from the crowd. Even though it's core gameplay seems like a mostly straightforward platforming / score attack style game, the most significant thing that it has to offer is style for miles. Every last detail in the game, from the music, levels and character design, contribute to a self confident vision of a so hip alternate Tokyo where cool rules the streets. The conviction of its setting has so much appeal that is still attractive even today, and the (at the time) revolutionary use of cel-shading means that it holds up remarkably well.
It comes from an earlier era of console gaming, so the camera and controls can be a bit cumbersome, while the challenge level can grow a bit tedious and frustrating, as you are forced to memorize levels to learn the optimal path for each. Once you are in the groove of playing, it becomes easier to overlook these shortcomings and enjoy an experience that has never really been attempted since.
An excellent port of a great, yet flawed Dreamcast game!rockepidemic | Oct. 25, 2013 | See all rockepidemic's reviews »
Jet Set Radio was once of those games that I would always recall while looking fondly upon the Dreamcast era. It featured highly stylized graphics that weren't anywhere near as widespread during that era, and a fantastic, yet varied soundtrack that simply fit the game in every possible way.
That is not to say that the game is without flaws. Returning to it after many years was an excellent reminder of how much of a difference there is in modern games when it comes to the camera and overall controls. And that is not to say that Jet Set Radio has bad controls, by any means. Simply that time and experience has changed our expectations significantly. I felt as thought the sense of speed and rhythm almost feels foreign, and as some of the other reviews have noted, the camera can (and occasionally will) decide to be your worst enemy.
Even so, these are issues with the way that that game was designed, so much as the way that it has been updated. The point being: If you haven't had the opportunity to play Jet Set Radio, give it a try. And even if you have played it before: The game has held up reasonably well over the years, and is worth giving another try.