Jet Set Radio goes mobile, fittingly enough

(Credit: Sega of America)

Jet Set Radio, the cult classic Dreamcast title from 2000, is now available for iOS and Android, following its HD rerelease on PSN, XBLA, and Windows.

Easily one of the most creative, as well as subversive, video games ever conceived, gameplay consists mainly of “grinding” (aggressive inline skating) across a colorful neo-Tokyo, tagging walls, and recruiting new members, who then become playable characters, to your gang, the GGs — all while while evading police, rival gangs, and listening to the pirate radio station from whence the game gets its name, hosted by DJ Proooooofesssoooooor KKKKKKKKKKKK.

Jet Set Radio was the very first game to utilize cel shading, a distinctive type of type of 3D model rendering that gives objects in the game a comic book or cartoonish flair. The aesthetic of the game was ahead of its time in 2000, and still looks fresh today. Another benchmark for the title was its eclectic soundtrack of licensed music by real musicians, such as Jurassic 5 and Rob Zombie. The soun… [Read more]

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