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Jet Set Radio (HD) Review

December 9, 2012

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Date Released: Fall 2012
Date Reviewed: December 5, 2012
Genre: 3D Platformer
Players: 1 Player
Length: 7 hours for main game, 25+ for extra content
Replayability: Very good



Jet Set Radio is the unique 2000 platforming game where players take control of a rebellious group of spray-painting, rollerblading teenagers who intend on seperating the government’s corrupt and overblown power over the people of a fictional variation of a futuristic Tokyo, Japan called Tokyo-to. Originally available on the SEGA Dreamcast, Jet Set Radio has gone on to only have one true sequel, but a strong cult following and has been featured in references and cameos in several unrelated games. This modern high definition version is one of SEGA’s highest quality re-releases of all their past titles to date.



Jet Set Radio available for PlayStation Vita this week, mobile versions late November

November 18, 2012

The high definition upgraded version of Jet Set Radio will finally be available for PlayStation Vita users this week for download on the PlayStation Network. It was previously released this fall on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Steam for Windows PC.

Originally launched in 2000 on the SEGA Dreamcast, Jet Set Radio was praised for it’s unique take on the platforming genre, along with it’s graphical style and soundtrack, most of which is included in this version. Modern alterations, such as new camera controls and achievements/trophies have been added, the Vita release includes even more functions, such as optional touch-based spraying.

In addition, Android and iOS versions of the game will be released at the end of month. Jet Set Radio is available on all platforms for $10 USD, the title is set to be the first free game on PlayStation Vita for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Jet Set Radio revealed for PlayStation Vita

May 25, 2012

Jet Set Radio has been announced for Sony’s PS Vita handheld. Based on the upcoming downloadable HD release on PSN, PC, and XBLA, this version will feature new content such as use of the touch screen when spraying graffiti, retaining everything from the new home versions plus more. Pricing has not been set, although the game is due out this summer, 2012.

Known as Jet Grind Radio in North America at the time, Jet Set Radio was originally released on the Dreamcast in 2000 and was praised for its unique style, based on both its soundtrack (which will mostly be retained, but not fully) and it’s unique ‘cel-shaded’ graphics that launched a new visual style within video games.

SEGA Tribute – Don’t Stop Me Now

March 5, 2011


I made this video back in 2007 or so, when I was first learning how to use video editing tools, and that is a little more than obvious. However, I feel my passion for the company and their games is very apparent and overrides most major complaints I have with it. I put a lot of love into this for no real reason other than a thank you to the thousands – Perhaps millions of great games SEGA has made that so much of us all over the world have loved through the years.

The song is “Don’t Stop Me Now” by the band Queen. After the jump is the list of games included in the video, along with the format they were recorded on in their correct order.


Classic SEGA Music: Sona Mi Areru Ec Sancitu and Anu Orta Veniya

December 20, 2010

With the first title released in 1995, the Panzer Dragoon series spans five games, three of them released on the Saturn, one on the Game Gear and the fifth on Microsoft’s Xbox. It is one of SEGA’s most regarded console series. The first two – the original and Zwei – and the fifth – Orta – are three-dimensional rail shooters (the fourth, Mini, attempts to emulate this in 2D). The third – Saga – is a role playing game, considered by many to be the best of all time. The series’ first three home console releases were created by Team Andromeda which, after SEGA’s internal restructure circa 2000, had some of its members move to the newly created Smilebit. Among other critical hits, this team was responsible for the latest iteration of the series. Today, we will take a look at Sona Mi Areru Ec Sancitu and Anu Orta Veniya, the theme songs from Panzer Dragoon Saga and Panzer Dragoon Orta respectively. (more…)