Jet Set Radio (ジェットセットラジオ Jetto Setto Rajio), titled Jet Grind Radio in North America, is an action game developed by the Sega studio Smilebit. It was published by Sega for the Dreamcast on June 29, 2000 in Japan, October 30, 2000 in North America, and November 24, 2000 in Europe. The player controls one of a gang of youths who roam the streets of Tokyo-to, rollerblading and spraying graffiti while evading the authorities. It was one of the first games to use cel-shaded visuals, giving it a “flat”, cartoon-like appearance.
A version by Vicarious Visions was released by THQ for Game Boy Advance on June 26, 2003 in North America and February 20, 2004 in Europe. A sequel, Jet Set Radio Future, was released in 2002 for the Xbox. A high-definition port by Blit Software was released for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Windows in September 2012.
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Jet Set Radio was one of the first games to feature cel-shaded graphics, with exaggerated shapes, thick lines, and flat, bright colors. According to Vice, “The whole world feels like it could be scrawled on a wall somewhere, reeking of spray paint fumes.”
Professor K, DJ of the Jet Set Radio pirate radio station, broadcasts to gangs of youths who roam the streets of Tokyo-to, rollerblading and spraying graffiti.
One skater, Beat, forms a new gang, the GGs, with skaters Gum and Tab. They compete with rival gangs for turf: the all-female Love Shockers in the shopping districts of Shibuya-to; the cyborg Noise Tanks in Benten, an entertainment district; and the kaiju Poison Jam in the Kogane dockyard. The authorities, led by Captain Onishima, mount a counter-offensive, deploying riot police, tanks, and helicopters.
The GGs are joined by skaters Combo and Cube, who explain that their hometown, Grind City, has been overtaken by the Rokkaku, a sinister conglomerate. The GGs confront the Rokkaku CEO, Goji Rokkaku, atop the Rokkaku building, a giant turntable. Goji has recovered The Devil’s Contract, a vinyl record which reportedly has the power to summon demons, which he plans to use to conquer the world. The GGs tag him with graffiti and he falls to his death.
Freedom is returned to the streets of Tokyo-to. Combo reveals that the The Devil’s Contract was simply “an old indie record” with no demonic powers, and that wealth had driven Goji to insanity.
|1.||“Funky Radio”||B.B. Rights|
|2.||“Mischievous Boy”||Castle Logical|
|3.||“Dunny Boy Williamson Show” (Japanese version only)||Deavid Soul|
|4.||“Miller Ball Breakers”||Deavid Soul|
|5.||“On the Bowl (A. Fargus Remix)”||Deavid Soul|
|6.||“Up-Set Attack”||Deavid Soul|
|7.||“Yappie Feet” (Dreamcast version only)||Deavid Soul|
|9.||“Magical Girl”||Guitar Vader|
|10.||“Super Brothers”||Guitar Vader|
|11.||“Grace and Glory”||Hideki Naganuma|
|12.||“Humming the Bassline”||Hideki Naganuma|
|13.||“Let Mom Sleep”||Hideki Naganuma|
|14.||“Moody’s Shuffle”||Hideki Naganuma|
|15.||“Rock It On”||Hideki Naganuma|
|17.||“Sweet Soul Brother”||Hideki Naganuma|
|18.||“That’s Enough”||Hideki Naganuma|
|19.||“OK House”||Idol Taxi|
|20.||“‘Bout the City”||Reps|
|21.||“Everybody Jump Around”||Richard Jacques|
|22.||“Electric Tooth Brush”||Toronto|
|23.||“Just Got Wicked” (North American version only)||Cold|
|24.||“Recipe for the Perfect Afro” (PAL version only)||Feature Cast|
|25.||“Improvise” (North American and PAL versions only)||Jurassic 5|
|26.||“Patrol Knob” (North American and PAL versions only)||Mix Master Mike|
|27.||“Many Styles” (PAL version only)||O.B. One|
|28.||“Slow” (North American version only)||Professional Murder Music|
|29.||“Dragula (Si Non Oscillas, Noli Tintinnare Mix)” (North American version only)||Rob Zombie|
|30.||“Funky Plucker” (PAL version only)||Semi Detached|