Jet Set Radio: The Kotaku Review

Few games were as revolutionary as Jet Set Radio for the Dreamcast. It completely overturned our expectations of what games could look like, and remained one of the best games to come out for the system.

In the video above, I discuss the HD port of Jet Set Radio: How it's aged as a game, and how remains a worthwhile, important and must-play part of video game canon.

Jet Set Radio HD

It's punk as heck and still remains a pillar of gaming canon.

Developer: Smilebit (original game) Platforms: PS3 and Xbox 360 Released: July 11, 2012

Type of game: Rollerblading Graffiti Simulator

What I played: The entire game, both in it's original form many times, as well as the HD re-release

I Loved

  • The use of cell shading still holds up.
  • The soundtrack remains one of the best, ever.

I Hated

  • A few clunky design anachronisms. Some textures remain blocky.

Made-to-Order Back-of-Box Quotes

  • "Jet Set Radio finally made me enjoy being a teenager in a game." — Chris Person, Kotaku
  • "More art than you can spray a can at!" — Chris Person, Kotaku


    Will there be a PC release for JSR?
    Pretty please say it is so.

    Cool review bro, couldn't just type it out?

    A video? What's wrong with the usual article...

    I can't listen to videos when I'm pretending to pay attention in class...

    I kind of want this, I only played a few hours of Jet Set Radio on the Dreamcast, but the game I really enjoyed was JSRF on the original Xbox. I'd love a port of that to happen.

      When I first heard about the re-released this was my hopes as well.
      It's an amazing game, I've got the soundtracks to both the original and JSRF

      I still have my original xbox to play JSRF on occasional and I still love it.

      I will still probably pick this up.

    That release date seems wrong to me. As far as I know it only released on PlayStation a few days ago and we are still waiting on Xbox.

    Sooo this is a game rebuild of the original? Or a build on JSRF?

    Loved JSRF, was one of my fav games back on the original Xbox.

    Wish they had more games in this series,

    So what's the damn release date?

    Damn I would suck at this game and I still want it. I wish this game would sell a lot enough that Sega will possibly re-release hd version of JSDF and eventually a freaking sequel.

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