Jet Set Radio/Jet Grind Radio

Genre: Platform
Release Year: 2000
Developer: Smilebit
Publisher: Sega
Age Rating: 12+
Playability Status: Excellent
Tested On: ,
Availability: ,

Sega invented the bold cell shading graphical style with this streetwise platform and in-line skating game. Well loved by Dreamcast owners at the time, the game has aged some and awkward moments of platforming and an occasionally clumsy camera can annoy. For the most part however, Jet Set Radio remains superbly playable and a great example of when Sega weren’t afraid to innovate and break the mould with bold, exciting new franchises.

Emulators tested

Demul (DirectX 10) – Game is playable, but shadows on buildings are not drawn correctly and are far too dark.

Demul (DirectX 11) – Game plays very nicely indeed with no obvious glitches, save for the very occasional audio hiccup. The game can be highly demanding on the emulator and a fast PC is recommended.

Makaron T12.7 – Not tested.

Special configuration options

None required. Slower PCs may need to turn down the visual quality options.

Percentage of game played

Opening level only.

Videos and screenshots

Coming soon.

Reviews and other information


Other versions

The game was eventually re-released as a HD remaster on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, as well as for portable devices such as the PlayStation Vita and Android and iOS smartphones.

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