The game is set in a funky-fictional city ("Tokyo-to"), where roller blade gangs fight for territory (by tagging grafitti on the walls), while a private security force tries to stop them. Like in Tony Hawk games, you can grind and make tricks in virtually any surface in the city. Each mission consist on painting a set number of grafitti in an area while evading the security forces. Also, other skaters challenge you to a series of tricks, joining your gang if you complete them.
All of this makes it difficult to recommend to someone who hasn't played it before. But for all of us who were part of the Dreamcast generation (or if you can get it at a discount) and are willing to forgive the gameplay hindrances, Jet Set Radio is still one of the most memorable and stylish games of the Dreamcast.
Developer: Blit Software
Release Date: 19 Sep 2012