Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio!
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Release Date: Sep 19, 2012

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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!

Key Features:

  • Heritage Collection treatment:
    Now 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!

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP SP2 or newer
    • Processor:Pentium 4 or Athlon CPU > 1Ghz or newer
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256Mb video RAM or more (256Mb video RAM or more)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
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Phat
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
If you have never heard of this game you will probably just think its a new indie published title. Conceptually and gameplay wise it plays like one as it is easy to play with little depth. Theres a fairly simple idea: complete the same objectives on different maps as you rollerblade on railings and over buildings. This can get stale if you play for a while. Although if your looking for a casual game thats easy to jump into at any time with fantastic music you will like this game!

*recommend controller*
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ZackXevious
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
For those who think this plays like Tony Hawk: IT DOES NOT.

That, and I used exclusively a controller for this game (it was designed with one in mind back when it was released on the dreamcast, ergo that is the best way to play)

Now that we have that covered:

GRAPHICS: The graphics are incredibly dated, but with a certain charm to them. This game was one of the first to use a cell shaded style, which helps this game in this department. If you are looking for cutting edge, look elsewhere. If you don't mind old-school graphics, or just have a rig that can't handle a who lot, this is for you.

GAMEPLAY: As mentioned before, this game does not play like what has become the tradition for skating games. Instead, there are only a small handful of moves that can be performed: Movement (Handled by the left stick, if you are playing with a contoller), jumping, grinding (which happens automatically when you land on a rail), speeding up, and tagging. Once you start tagging, you have to follow on screen prompts with the analog stick in order to finish the pattern and tag a section. There are several areas around each map where you must tag your gangs designs whilst avoiding an over-zealous police force. Before you can paint, however, you must collect cans to fill your paint supply. Sometimes, in between levels, you will be challenged by rivals. If you complete all the challenges, that rival will join your gang and will become playable, each with a unique stat-set.

TLDR; skate around collecting paint cans, then spray-paint stuff while avoiding the cops through various areas.

STORY: In the city of Tokyo-to, gangs called rudies skate around the streets expressing themselves through graffiti. There are various gangs in Tokyo-to, each with a unique visual flair (Noise-Tanks being techno, Love-Shockers being valentines-ish, etc.) Although the gangs differ in style, they all listen to the titular Jet Set Radio, a pirate radio station run by DJ professor K. Not all is well for the Rudies, however, as they must avoid the clutches of an overzealous police force, hell-bent of putting every single one of them in jail through any means necissary

TLDR; Tokyo-esque gangs spray paint to tell the world how unique they are whilst listening to rad music and avoiding crazy police.

Sound: Some of the greatest ever made. Seriously. Search this games soundtrack on youtube and give it a listen.

REPLAYABILITY: The game is arcade-ish in feel and execution, and at the end of each stage you are graded for how well you did. The gameplay is fun in it's own right, and working out the best flow is reason enough to re-play stages

This game is a gem, truly it is. The control scheme may take a while to get used to, but soon you will be skating around tokyo-to like a pro. Biggest piece of advice? Work on flow and use the environment to your advantage.

EXTREMELY RECOMMENDED
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Lottiebot Turbo
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
honestly this was still a better purchase then undertale, $5.99 is totally worth this timeless classic
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Dragonsrage72 Weeaboo ピザ
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
shes tryin to get some sleep
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Forpuccino
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Great game, Fantastic music. The camera can be a bit hard to control at times, So I recommend using a gamepad to make it all much easier on yourself.

Hope to see JSRF HD some day.
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Marco
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I have fond memories of this game, and it should've stayed at that.
The presentation (visuals and music) still does it for me but everything else has aged terribly.
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RaZor (B-Day)
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
Good Soundtrack Good Story Controls a little stiff but a Good Game
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a$
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
A great game , it's very SEGA !
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Father Kali Misty
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Well good, kinda holds up, kinda dont
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💖 Kawaii Neko-Hime Lovu Lovu
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This is one of my favorite games ever. I highly recommend buying it and playing it. Also if you could grace us with Jet set radio future that'd be awesome. Kay thanks
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The Retail Hero
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
According to all known laws
of aviation,


there is no way a bee
should be able to fly.


Its wings are too small to get
its fat little body off the ground.


The bee, of course, flies anyway


because bees don't care
what humans think is impossible.


Yellow, black. Yellow, black.
Yellow, black. Yellow, black.


Ooh, black and yellow!
Let's shake it up a little.


Barry! Breakfast is ready!


Ooming!


Hang on a second.


Hello?


- Barry?
- Adam?


- Oan you believe this is happening?
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Looking sharp.


Use the stairs. Your father
paid good money for those.


Sorry. I'm excited.


Here's the graduate.
We're very proud of you, son.


A perfect report card, all B's.


Very proud.


Ma! I got a thing going here.


- You got lint on your fuzz.
- Ow! That's me!


- Wave to us! We'll be in row 118,000.
- Bye!


Barry, I told you,
stop flying in the house!


- Hey, Adam.
- Hey, Barry.


- Is that fuzz gel?
- A little. Special day, graduation.


Never thought I'd make it.


Three days grade school,
three days high school.


Those were awkward.


Three days college. I'm glad I took
a day and hitchhiked around the hive.


You did come back different.


- Hi, Barry.
- Artie, growing a mustache? Looks good.


- Hear about Frankie?
- Yeah.


- You going to the funeral?
- No, I'm not going.


Everybody knows,
sting someone, you die.


Don't waste it on a squirrel.
Such a hothead.


I guess he could have
just gotten out of the way.


I love this incorporating
an amusement park into our day.


That's why we don't need vacations.


Boy, quite a bit of pomp...
under the circumstances.


- Well, Adam, today we are men.
- We are!


- Bee-men.
- Amen!


Hallelujah!


Students, faculty, distinguished bees,


please welcome Dean Buzzwell.


Welcome, New Hive Oity
graduating class of...


...9:15.


That concludes our ceremonies.


And begins your career
at Honex Industries!


Will we pick ourjob today?


I heard it's just orientation.


Heads up! Here we go.


Keep your hands and antennas
inside the tram at all times.


- Wonder what it'll be like?
- A little scary.


Welcome to Honex,
a division of Honesco


and a part of the Hexagon Group.


This is it!


Wow.


Wow.


We know that you, as a bee,
have worked your whole life


to get to the point where you
can work for your whole life.


Honey begins when our valiant Pollen
Jocks bring the nectar to the hive.


Our top-secret formula


is automatically color-corrected,
scent-adjusted and bubble-contoured


into this soothing sweet syrup


with its distinctive
golden glow you know as...


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- Right. You're right.
- At Honex, we constantly strive


to improve every aspect
of bee existence.


These bees are stress-testing
a new helmet technology.


- What do you think he makes?
- Not enough.


Here we have our latest advancement,
the Krelman.


- What does that do?
- Oatches that little strand of honey


that hangs after you pour it.
Saves us millions.


Oan anyone work on the Krelman?


Of course. Most bee jobs are
small ones. But bees know


that every small job,
if it's done well, means a lot.


But choose carefully


because you'll stay in the job
you pick for the rest of your life.


The same job the rest of your life?
I didn't know that.


What's the difference?


You'll be happy to know that bees,
as a species, haven't had one day off


in 27 million years.


So you'll just work us to death?


We'll sure try.


Wow! That blew my mind!


"What's the difference?"
How can you say that?


One job forever?
That's an insane choice to have to make.


I'm relieved. Now we only have
to make one decision in life.


But, Adam, how could they
never have told us that?


Why would you question anything?
We're bees.


We're the most perfectly
functioning society on Earth.


You ever think maybe things
work a little too well here?


Like what? Give me one example.


I don't know. But you know
what I'm talking about.


Please clear the gate.
Royal Nectar Force on approach.


Wait a second. Oheck it out.


- Hey, those are Pollen Jocks!
- Wow.


I've never seen them this close.


They know what it's like
outside the hive.


Yeah, but some don't come back.


- Hey, Jocks!
- Hi, Jocks!


You guys did great!


You're monsters!
You're sky freaks! I love it! I love it!


- I wonder where they were.
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Their day's not planned.


Outside the hive, flying who knows
where, doing who knows what.


You can'tjust decide to be a Pollen
Jock. You have to be bred for that.


Right.


Look. That's more pollen
than you and I will see in a lifetime.


It's just a status symbol.
Bees make too much of it.


Perhaps. Unless you're wearing it
and the ladies see you wearing it.


Those ladies?
Aren't they our cousins too?


Distant. Distant.


Look at these two.


- Oouple of Hive Harrys.
- Let's have fun with them.


It must be dangerous
being a Pollen Jock.


Yeah. Once a bear pinned me
against a mushroom!


He had a paw on my throat,
and with the other, he was slapping me!


- Oh, my!
- I never thought I'd knock him out.


What were you doing during this?


Trying to alert the authorities.


I can autograph that.


A little gusty out there today,
wasn't it, comrades?


Yeah. Gusty.


We're hitting a sunflower patch
six miles from here tomorrow.


- Six miles, huh?
- Barry!


A puddle jump for us,
but maybe you're not up for it.


- Maybe I am.
- You are not!


We're going 0900 at J-Gate.


What do you think, buzzy-boy?
Are you bee enough?


I might be. It all depends
on what 0900 means.


Hey, Honex!


Dad, you surprised me.


You decide what you're interested in?


- Well, there's a lot of choices.
- But you only get one.


Do you ever get bored
doing the same job every day?


Son, let me tell you about stirring.


You grab that stick, and you just
move it around, and you stir it around.


You get yourself into a rhythm.
It's a beautiful thing.


You know, Dad,
the more I think about it,


maybe the honey field
just isn't right for me.


You were thinking of what,
making balloon animals?


That's a bad job
for a guy with a stinger.


Janet, your son's not sure
he wants to go into honey!


- Barry, you are so funny sometimes.
- I'm not trying to be funny.


You're not funny! You're going
into honey. Our son, the stirrer!


- You're gonna be a stirrer?
- No one's listening to me!


Wait till you see the sticks I have.


I could say anything right now.
I'm gonna get an ant tattoo!


Let's open some honey and celebrate!


Maybe I'll pierce my thorax.
Shave my antennae.


Shack up with a grasshopper. Get
a gold tooth and call everybody "dawg"!


I'm so proud.


- We're starting work today!
- Today's the day.


Oome on! All the good jobs
will be gone.


Yeah, right.


Pollen counting, stunt bee, pouring,
stirrer, front desk, hair removal...


- Is it still available?
- Hang on. Two left!


One of them's yours! Oongratulations!
Step to the side.


- What'd you get?
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Wow!


Oouple of newbies?


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Make your choice.


- You want to go first?
- No, you go.


Oh, my. What's available?


Restroom attendant's open,
not for the reason you think.


- Any chance of getting the Krelman?
- Sure, you're on.


I'm sorry, the Krelman just closed out.


Wax monkey's always open.


The Krelman opened up again.


What happened?


A bee died. Makes an opening. See?
He's dead. Another dead one.


Deady. Deadified. Two more dead.


Dead from the neck up.
Dead from the neck down. That's life!


Oh, this is so hard!


Heating, cooling
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Tighlia-Tulo
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
A game about supporting vandalism? Just what we need. No. Get it out of my library, please.
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[MiD] Agente N
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
This game is so *ucking bad that gave me cancer
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playr489
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
The best game on the Dreamcast is now available on steam.
I have known about this game for such a long time but never got to play it, and boy oh boy did I underestimate it. This game is easily one of, if not THE best game on the Dreamcast. Get it regardless of the price.
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super luigi brother
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
how can I wake up in the morning knowing that this nightmare never ends
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Axiom
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Best ♥♥♥♥ ever 10/10 buy it right now or your mom will die in her sleep
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chuckytiff
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
What can I say.

Pros
- Great Soundtrack
- Fun characters
- Entertaining Gameplay
- Easy to pick up for a few minutes and move on

Cons
- Controls :( at times its frustratiing but nothing new if you played it on the Dreamcast

I love this game, heres hoping JSRF HD comes out
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M C O F T H E 4 2 0
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
The controls suck ♥♥♥
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
So much nostalgia
10/10, but pls come out with jet set radio future one day ;-;
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This game is rly good pls buy
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
What can I say.

Pros
- Great Soundtrack
- Fun characters
- Entertaining Gameplay
- Easy to pick up for a few minutes and move on

Cons
- Controls :( at times its frustratiing but nothing new if you played it on the Dreamcast

I love this game, heres hoping JSRF HD comes out
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Why the hell would anyone buy a game where you skate around on roller-skates spray painting stuff? Because you can blow up helicopters by doing it
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
Absolutely amazing. I recommend this to everyone! This is a really fun game to play.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Yo, dis is dah freshes gaem evah! IT'z so gud. You shud buy it!

But in all seriousness I love this game.

Plus it's only $5.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
The best game on the Dreamcast is now available on steam.
I have known about this game for such a long time but never got to play it, and boy oh boy did I underestimate it. This game is easily one of, if not THE best game on the Dreamcast. Get it regardless of the price.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
A great game , it's very SEGA !
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
how can I wake up in the morning knowing that this nightmare never ends
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
UH YEAH ITS PRETTY GROOVY

could work on the controls though, theyre pretty hard to get used to
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
this game is nostalgic and kinda tough :P
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Best ♥♥♥♥ ever 10/10 buy it right now or your mom will die in her sleep
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Let me describe the Police of Tokyo-to in the best way possible.

Onishima: "Hello you're through to the Police what seems to be the problem?"

Onishima: "What?! A skater is spraypainting walls across the city!?"

* Onishima slams the phone down *

Onishima: "Send in everyone.."

Cop: "Everyone?"

Onishima: "EVERYONE!!"
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
The music just turns me on.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
While this game is MUCH easier with a controller, it is still very much playable with a keyboard. I beat it with keyboard, and it just takes a little bit of trial and error, and some practice. Don't listen to the reviews crying "omg is unplayable w/o controller DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!" because trust me, it's very much possible. Annoying, but fun and possible.
Now that that's out of the way, sit down and let me tell you why you should play this.
The music is way ahead of it's time. You never get tired of it, even after failing the same mission several times.
The game mechanics are simple -- spray paint and avoid the po-po.
You start off with two characters to choose from, but more become unlocked later as you progress through the game.
The game may be short, but it is very much worth the small price and I absolutely loved every minute of it.

10/10 would recommend.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
I bought this in hopes SEGA will release JSRF
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
One of the best, if not the best game I've played on the Dreamcast.

While a controller is not required to play this game, some may find keyboard controls to be inconvenient, although I can use them fine, it just takes a little getting used to.

Includes the levels and music which used to be exclusive to the North American Dreamcast release of the game, which was titled Jet Grind Radio. With Jet Set Radio's Steam release, the once-exclusive content is now available for everyone.

The game has been remade in HD, which from what I can tell, this simply means that the game was increased in resolution to look suitable on HD widescreens. The assets as far as I can tell are untouched. (Which is a good thing to me.)

Features an incredible soundtrack, one of the best I've heard in a video game.

Has a fair amount of replay value in trying to achieve Jet ratings on all the levels, unlocking all the characters, collecting all the Graffiti Souls, and unlocking the achievements.

If you didn't play Jet Set Radio back then, you might not like it today, which is what I believe caused the sudden surge in negative reviews since the game became free on February with the Make Love Not War event. It's a 16 year old game, and some would find it to be outdated by today's standards. Do some research and see if it's a game in which you're interested.

If you're like me and liked Jet Set Radio back then, you'll most likely love it today as myself and many others do, and I'd definitely recommend it on Steam, with all the new features and improvements. I got it for free with the Make War Not Love event on Steam, so in no way whatsoever can I complain.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Never played the game before, so nostalgia doesn't influence this review.

This game is great.

It looks wonderful (16 years after its release) and it sounds wonderful (gotta love that funky turntablism japanese soundtrack).

Some people say the controls are clunky : there're not.
Actually the game is hard, so you have to git gud. It may seem awkard at first, but you'll get used to it in a few hours.

The story mode is quite short (6 hours), but trying to get Jet ranking on every level is the real challenge.
That was my favorite part because it was hard enough to be gratifying, and I got good enough to enjoy doing it (riding through the city is a blast when you know how to handle the game).

Try to invest some time in this game : it's worth it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
-SEGA
-DREAMCAST
-DJ'S
-HIP HOP
-UPBEAT
-COLORFULL
-GRAFFITI
-INLINE SKATING
-CELL SHADE

Do I need to say more? BUY THE DAMN GAME

SEGA! Relese JET SET RADIO FUTURE on STEAM!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
So, Jet Set Radio is a...... sorta kinda... an action (sports) game ?
Where you control a member of some kind of graffiti gang, and spraying the graffiti all over the town, while being chased by tank and helicopter, just for a simple act of vandalism !?
The gameplay itself kinda resembles Tony Hawk, not as free as tony hawk, since in here, we're given a direct objectives in each stage, there's also a time limit. Still pretty nice though ! Now on to the review.

(+)
- AWESOME MUSIC, the music is, just incredibly masterpiece. Probably the most important fact here !
- You can get a long playtime for a cheap price !
- This game is pretty challenging. The difficulty is just right imo. Sometimes it can be annoying to repeat a single level over and over again. But, when you managed to finish it, man. The happiness is real.
- GUM.

(-)
- The controls on keyboard+Mouse is... not really comfortable imo, i suggest you to play with controller.
- The camera is kinda hard to control sometimes, or maybe it's just me.
- The tutorial is kinda bad, i can't seems to finish it even though i already followed the instruction.

This game is totally worth it, mate. This game itself is a HD remake from 16 years old game, so maybe the graphic isn't really that great, but still. the gameplay, and the music will totally compensate for that. GET ITTT ! C:

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