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Jet Set Radio
I don't think it's tuned in right
By Harry Slater 03 December 2012
Jet Set Radio | Developer:
Blit Software | Publisher:
Sega | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Retro, Sports | Players:
1 | Version:
Jet Set Radio rightly stands as a classic of the Dreamcast era. Even now it looks subversively colourful, a blast of celshaded, blue skied brilliance in a gaming world that's increasingly reliant on angsty browns and greys.
But beyond the unique style and the effortlessly cool swagger, Jet Set Radio was a difficult beast to master. It's a game in which your fight against digital cops for some freedom of artistic expression is mirrored by the way their cel-shaded billy club attacks incessantly stop you from reaching the flowing, rail grinding grace that's bubbling just under the surface.
A broken version of one of the finest electro-rollerblade games ever made, Jet Set Radio is a disappointing coda to a gloriously multi-coloured legacy