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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Includes 6 items: Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, NiGHTS Into Dreams, SEGA Bass Fishing, Sonic Adventure DX, Space Channel 5: Part 2

 

About This Game

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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JRPGkid
6.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
TOTALLY HIP AND RAD VERY FUNKY TUNES HAHA YES
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Essentive
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
Product received for free
blowmind trash, but somewhy i like it
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BanksE
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 21
I think my childhood is making me love this game more than I should. Controls are a little wonky and arent the best, but its a port over of an original xbox game so what do you expect? If you can get it on sale buy it. Otherwise just wait.
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CraX
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
Theres really only one word to describe this game.

Radical.
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peryplatipu
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 16
I wish i knew how to skate man...
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Bozu
8.8 hrs
Posted: September 13
pros -
- one of the best & most recognizable soundtracks in video games
- cel-shaded graphics have held up very well to modern standards
- plenty of endgame content, good achievements
- gameplay is really fun and novel once you get a hang of it
- certain mechanics (optional vs. required graffiti areas) make it to where gameplay difficulty can scale pretty easily
- the port itself is pretty good and bug-free, for the most part
- story takes a major turn after chapter 1, in a good way

cons -
- there is an extreme learning curve in terms of controls
- some aspects of the game are poorly balanced. hit box size on rails and buildings vary in a really irrational way and some levels are stupid difficult due to level design. (it is ridiculous how much more difficult the noise tank tag battle is compared to later tag battles. it's the very first one that the player completes but it is by far the dumbest level in the entire game.)
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VΣПӨM
12.8 hrs
Posted: September 13
Product received for free
I've been playing this game for a while now, and, though I haven't finished it, I feel I've been playing long enough to speak my mind, because this game has a lot of things I think will be of interest to the potential buyer.

First off- unless you're a masochist, get yourself a controller for this. I rarely, if ever, play any game ever with anything less than a mouse and keyboard, but for this one it's absolutely essential.

This game has character. Ever watched a strange anime on adult swim or online at two AM, half asleep? This is the best way I can describe it. The characters are nice, the world is interesting, the textures, while they show their age in the form of pixels on static, animated faces, do their job well enough.
The controls are on and off for me. I've seen gameplay of people handling their chosen character very well and acing levels, as for me I've been having a lot of trouble coming to grips with so much as maintaining a chain of grinds or getting my character to jump exactly where I want them to- something that in free play or graffiti missions doesn't make much of a difference, but in something like a race is crucial, and this game loves to make you race other characters to try and see who can tag a certain area first.
One missed jump or failed grind, and it's over, and unlike the trick competitions, this game doesn't have the courtesy of failing you outright- you've got to wait until your opponent sprays his tag, either by futiley trailing a country mile behind him, or having your character standby and do a little jig while you have a fit in the corner and try to compose yourself for the twentieth go at it- after you've skipped the cutscenes, which you can do unless you quit the game, return to the garage (which acts as a sort of hub for choosing your level and character, among other things) or otherwise have to leave in the middle of one of them.
When whichever is the real problem here- the game, or my thumbs- works, it works like a damn dream, and it's a fine little piece of entertainment here for eight bucks- it looks nice if a touch dated, it runs great (as well it should, given how old it is), and everything going on it keeps you guessing, for better or worse. Just when you think they've gotten predictable with riot police and parachute troops on your tail, they bring out missile firing helicopters and tanks to try and waste you, and grinding down the road, tagging the wall up and jumping onto a rail for an added boost, all this stuff combined makes this game great and a joy to play and replay despite it's age and my lack of mastery of it.
Now, from what I hear, they made a sequel a while back, and if it improved on all these things or at least kept in the spirit of the original game, I'd love to have a crack at it, or better yet, another sequel.
Until then, I hear there's a spiritual successor in the works by one of the people who used to work on the series named Hover: Revolt of Gamers. Might be worth a shot, who knows?
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{CK}Constipated Kiwi
14.8 hrs
Posted: September 10
Aint nothing better
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
One of my personal favorite games of all time. While I don't have that many hours on the game on steam, I can't tell you how many hours I spent on the dreamcast with this game when it was simply known as Jet Grind Radio. The only flaws I can find with this game are that the controls are a bit slippery and the "allign camera" trigger is set to the grafitti trigger and there's no way to turn it off as far as I know. What I mean by this is that when you are trying to grafitti an area (I use Left Trigger) but you're not close enough, the camera will switch to behind your character. This gets in the way of a lot of the boss fights and is a major annoyance that I really don't understand from a game design perspective. Other than that the game is a masterpiece and way ahead of its time. Great Characters, A Godlike Soundtrack (one of the best in video game history), Amazing Levels, Quotable Lines, and Visuals you could see from a Gorillaz music video, only 3-D and cell-shaded beautifully.

SEGA GIVE US JET SET RADIO FUTURE HD
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Sequel is faster 6/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Product received for free
I remember I sucked at this game on the dream cast but I'm getting my skills together
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
WE ARE RIDERS!
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818 of 864 people (95%) found this review helpful
78 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
The game is really not bad, but the actual reason I bought it is to make a damn point: RELEASE JET SET RADIO FUTURE ON PC, PLEASE!
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622 of 691 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I'm writing a positive review, so SEGA will smile and make Jet Set Radio Future PC port for me.
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242 of 253 people (96%) found this review helpful
66 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2015
everyday i pray for our holy lord sega to port JSRF to pc
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272 of 296 people (92%) found this review helpful
282 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
"A few high school dropouts are spray painting some walls."
"Obviously, we need 4 helicopters, a SWAT Team, attack dogs, bombs, and tier gas."
10/10 would be a victim of police brutality again
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306 of 340 people (90%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
SOMEONE PLZ MAKE A PC PORT FOR JET SET RADIO FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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250 of 271 people (92%) found this review helpful
270 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2015
Sprayed some grafitti downtown
Rolled down faster than the speed of sound
Police and SWAT came after me
Couldn't catch up to my blades and sick tricks
Got away and back in my garage
Fired up the pc, and played this game
10/10
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