Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio!
User reviews: Very Positive (1,077 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 19, 2012

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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
Helpful customer reviews
294 of 311 people (95%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
276.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Jesus Christ, i've been ♥♥♥♥ing around in this game for 268 ♥♥♥♥ing hours, can you see how much i love this game and how desperate i am?
Sega, pls, we need a JSRF PC port. I need a JSRF PC port. JSR is starting to drive me insane
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214 of 241 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
SOMEONE PLZ MAKE A PC PORT FOR JET SET RADIO FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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115 of 120 people (96%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
48.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Have you ever wanted to be a rollar-blading punk, rollin' around the city tagging walls, and stickin' it to the man?
No? Maaaan ♥♥♥♥ you get out of here yes you have. This game is known far across the land for it's kickin' soundtrack, beats so thick you could bounce a coin off 'em. Also, it's so old GBA could run it, so don't sweat the specs. Only worry is the keyboard controls suck harder than your EX girlfriend, so grab an Xbox 360 controller and get going.

Now the objective of the game is simple, roll around the city, tag some walls, and keep away from the fuzz. However, this is all done to the sweet sonic sound that will be oozing out of the audio device of your choosing. It also helps that this game has graphically dated better than you could ever dream of. (Oh snap son.) You might get one Jet rank on your first playthrough. Might. If you wanna get Jet on every mission you must first study the anicent urban staking gurus.

There are moments where this game gets janky, though. Even with the right controller getting your character to move how you want can be like trying to guide a small badger through a den of hungry lions. Or sorta like that. Only less guiding the badger through the den and more like the badger just ♥♥♥♥♥ing out, The game also lasts about as long as Chaos Knight's mana bar in a teamfight.

HOWEVER. Deep down you know you don't just want this game, you need it. You NEED to grind on that rail, you NEED to tag that wall, you NEED to UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF LOVE
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74 of 82 people (90%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
I was attacked by crazy guys with flamethrowers, bomb enthusiasts, the Yakuza, Swat teams, Helicopters with heat-seeking missiles, Tanks, and some crazy man with a revolver...

... just for spraypainting.
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74 of 84 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND
UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND
UNDERSTAND UNDERSTAND
THE CONCEPT OF LOVE

wait
what the ♥♥♥♥ DO YOU MEAN THAT SONG ISN'T IN THIS ONE
♥♥♥♥
BRING THAT ONE TO PC
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56 of 68 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Game of my childhood, thank you Sega
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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Why you can't buy the soundtrack for this game is incomprehensible.

We would all buy it.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Kickass music by Hideki Naganuma, a great atmosphere, fantastic artstyle and stylish gameplay.

You take part in a group of fast rollerblading graffiti artists, doing all kinds of tricks while spraypainting the hell out of Tokyo-to.

And all this while the police, the army and some moob goons straight outta' the 70's chase you.

This game will remind you why you love video games. Enjoy!
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
JSRF please.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
A game where your british grandma tells you to turn down that radio of yours because she's trying to get to sleep. You can't turn down your radio because THE MUSIC JUST TURNS YOU ON!

Jet Set Radio Future really needs an HD version/10
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
♥♥♥♥ING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ABSOULUTLEY LOVE THE SOUNDTRACK AND WISH SEGA WOULD MAKE A FUTURE PORT!!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
"Who are you! What's your name? Super Brothers!"

Jet Set Radio is one of those games you most likely saw a demo of at a Target or Best Buy back in the early 2000s but never really got to play because you were too cool for a Dreamcast. Luckily, this PC port exists. This game is the perfect mix of skating and graffiti with a soundtrack to match and graphics that are considerably better than those of today's games. The added danger of being tackled by street guards, being shot at by a crazed police captain, having missiles fired from helicopters, and run over by motorcycle riding police makes it more fun

Yes, there is a problem with the save feature, but that can be fixed with a little editing.

11/10 would tag the streets of Tokyo-to again
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Pros:

-Amazing music
-Unique charcters
-Artsy without being full of itself
-REALLY GOOD MUSIC
-Fantastic visual style, ages well
-Seriously, I'm still listening to the music months after. Right now in fact.


Cons:

-Somewhat dodgy controls
-Not a ton of replayability value.





9/10
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
I'm going to say yes to this because it is a good game, although I just can't get into it. The time limit....the mother ♥♥♥♥ing time limit ruins the entire game for me. It should have had NO time limit like jet set radio future, I know this came first but still....♥♥♥♥ the time limit.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Rollerskating and graffiti? F**K YEAH!

This blend of vandalism and skating is amazing. Who would've thought this was a great combo?

BUY THIS GAME NOW!
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
classic sega game great visuals great soundtrack just dont have anything to argue about it if i could i would give it 2 thumbs up
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Fun oldschool game with awesome cell shaded graphics for its time and amazing sound track.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
The fun local multiplayer game of telling your friend named "Jet" to turn on the radio
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Amazing game buy it!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
If I were to describe Jet Set Radio in one sentence, it would be, "Wow, this game is really frickin' hard, but it's also really fun, and the soundtrack is awesome."

The first thing you should know is that this game is extremely unforgiving and very likely to turn away beginners. I would normally recommend trying the tutorial, but even that is hard as all hell until you figure out how to consistently loop around the stage. Oh, and if you think the tutorial is difficult, just wait until you see the actual game! The gameplay consists of your character of choice roller skating around the various districts of Tokyo-to and spraying graffiti upon every kind of surface imaginable (yes, you can even cover the game's initial antagonist with graffiti, and it is HILARIOUS). Each level is absolutely merciless, to the point that I once got stuck on an early level for what felt like an eternity. There were many times where I stopped playing the game for days at a time out of sheer frustration, but it's that very frustration, as well as a drive to improve, that kept me coming back. It's the kind of game that pisses you off just enough to make you want to keep playing, and the feeling when you finally complete god-damn Fight or Flight a really hard level is just incredible. Even if you've never played Jet Set Radio before and you're having a really rough time with it, you have to persevere and rely on your own skill to get further in the game, and you'll end up feeling much better about what you've accomplished as a result. Except chapter 2, that part really does just suck.

The story is exactly what you'd expect: you've got the rebellious skaters/graffiti artists who want to express their freedom through their art, and the crazy police force that tries to stop them through any means necessary (such as shooting them on sight without hesitation and even calling in mother♥♥♥♥ing armed helicopters with god-damn homing missiles). It's over-the-top in the best way possible, but it also really makes you consider who the real bad guy is. Sure, graffiti is often meant as vandalism, but when people want to express such an art form in a restrictive society, what else is there to do? At the same time, the police may be attempting to stop this violation of the law, but are they any better than the so-called "criminals" when they're taking measures far beyond reasonable legal punishment? Play far enough through the story and you just might find an answer.

Next up is the soundtrack, and DAAAAAAAAAAYUM, is it good. It and the rest of the game are an excellent representation of the "turn of the millennium" between the 90's and 2000's, much like The Matrix (and interestingly enough, the two share a song, being "Dragula" by Rob Zombie). Hideki Naganuma is the main composer, with several other artists such as Deavid Soul, Richard Jacques, and Guitar Vader making contributions as well. My personal favorite is "Rock It On," as it serves as the perfect theme for this game's story of a revolution upon a legitimately evil government. If you're wondering why I chose the words "legitimately evil," then you're just gonna have to PLAY THE GAME!

In conclusion, I recommend this game if you're a hardcore motha♥♥♥♥a and you love awesome games with amazing soundtracks.

(Jet Set Radio Future HD now pls Sega?)
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