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!
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.
Very nice gameSebaOnePL | Oct. 12, 2013 | See all SebaOnePL's reviews »
Jet Set Radio is a trip back in time when on the market was present the Dreamcast console. I am very glad that after all these years, we got the PC version. With specific graphics even today the game looks nice and can be enjoyed. By the way, does not require a powerful graphics card. The gameplay is quite simple but satisfying. Jet Set Radio works well when I visit my sister and her children, and we can play together. Those who played Jet Set Radio on the Dreamcast I do not have to convince to purchase and any other person I recommend to check this very cool game. A big plus is also a low price.
A good classic from the DreamcastADUAN | July 24, 2013 | See all ADUAN's reviews »
I never played Jet Set Radio on the Dreamcast before, but I have heard of how good it was, so when I got this game during a sale, I had to try it out...and I really does live up to its praise.
The cel-shaded graphics is something that you don't see quite a lot in modern games today, and its look very good even by modern standards.
The gameplay is also quite fun, as you go around Tokyo-to spraying graffiti while avoiding the police, you feel the rush of adrenaline as you complete that last graffiti tag.
The soundtrack is superb, the original tunes by Hideki Nakamura, as well the various other songs fit the game very well, and they are fun to listen to by themselves.
The only complaint I would have is the camera can be wonky at some parts, but overall I had fun with it.
Great game hindered by annoying camera and controlsbrandoshido | July 5, 2013 | See all brandoshido's reviews »
I know the headline reads negatively but let me say outright that I LOVE THIS GAME. The tutorial walks you through everything you need to know, but even the tutorial is tough. Your skater feels incredibly floaty, and that camera is so gravely bad when you need it the most.
However, I still enjoy this game. The characters are fun to play, the soundtrack is just awesome and perfect for the mood of the game. The graphics still hold up pretty well even 10+ years later. So much of the game is just unique and refreshing. Creating your own pictures to tag on spots in the game worlds can take up a lot of time, and it's nice to have the creative control over it.
Play this game with a controller of some type, keyboard and mouse is something detestable.