More than a year into production, Bloomberg’s sources say Sega plans to release the new Crazy Taxi in two or three years. According to some reports, it and Jet Set Radio make up two of four planned “Super Games,” with the third one expected to produce $780 million in sales throughout its lifespan.
Sega’s aim to bring back Dreamcast classics like Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio seems to be part of the company’s overall strategy should these titles come to fruition. In addition, Bloomberg’s sources say that both projects are in the early phases of development and might be scrapped at any time.
About Jet Set Radio
Smilebit and Sega worked together on Jet Grind Radio, a Dreamcast action game released in North America as Jet Set Radio in 2000. Skateboarding across Tokyo while spraying graffiti, taking on rival groups, and fleeing police is what the GGs are all about in this video game.
Director Masayoshi Kikuchi was in charge of the project, while artist Ryuta Ueda created the artwork.
PaRappa the Rapper‘s rhythm game and Fight Club’s anti-establishment sentiments were cited as examples of Japanese popular culture in the late 1990s.
Eric Haze and other graffiti artists built the landscapes based on Tokyo retail areas in Shibuya and Shinjuku. A cel-shaded visual style was used for the first time in this game, devised in reaction to the development team’s dissatisfaction with Sega titles that mostly looked like anime or manga.
A pirate radio station called Jet Set Radio is aired by DJ Professor K to gangs of youngsters who skate and spray graffiti throughout Tokyo. In Shibuya commercial Cho’s districts, the GGs compete with the all-female Love Shockers, the cyborg Noise Tanks, and the kaiju-loving Poison Jam for territory.
In Benten, the GGs battle with the cyborg Noise Tanks. Captain Onishima leads a team of riot police and military weapons to chase the criminals. A mystery vinyl record is dropped by each of the GGs after they beat Poison Jam, the Noise Tanks, and the Love Shockers in turf warfare.
Professor K claims that a demon may be summoned by the mystery record. Their homeland, Grind City, has been taken over by the Rokkaku corporate behemoth, Combo and Cube explain. They beg the GGs for assistance in rescuing their kidnapped companion Coin from the Rokkaku’s clutches.
The GGs are pursued by the Rokkaku and the vinyl record is stolen. Rokkaku CEO Goji Rokkaku intends to use the album to create a deal with the devil and take over the world, as Poison Jam says in his song “Poison Jam.”
Goji’s turntable is destroyed on the rooftop of his headquarters by the GGs. The streets of Tokyo-to have been reopened to the public for the first time in years. A combination of information indicates that The Devil’s Contract was an ancient document with no demonic powers and that Goji’s riches had driven him to madness.
How To Play?
An inline skater from a gang is given power over the player. Street, Rival Showdown, and Trial are the three kinds of stages in the game. There are two types of Street levels.
Before the timer expires, the gang must tag every piece of graffiti in every place that has already been tagged by a rival gang, all the while escaping police. By tracking down and spraying graffiti on the competing gang members, the second category functions as a kind of boss fight.
The more graffiti points are sprayed, the more dangerous the authorities become. These locations are denoted by arrows and need paint to be painted on. Depending on the size of the graffiti area, players may either press a single button or enter instructions using the analog stick.
In order to continue playing the game, players must restock their paint supply by finding yellow and blue spray cans that are strewn across the arena. The blue cans replenish five spray cans, whereas the yellow cans refill one.
Attackers will try to take advantage of players’ vulnerability by pursuing them. Spray cans of red and green can be used to refresh one’s health. By doing stunts, the player earns additional points and gains access to otherwise inaccessible places.
Rival Showdown levels let players gain more characters by mirroring their opponent’s movement in technique portions or spraying graffiti in front of the rival in racing sections and then defeating the opponent in the next battle.
If you’ve completed Street and Rival Showdown in a certain region, you’ll be able to access Trial levels.
Jet Graffiti, Jet Tech, and Jet Crash are all types of challenges. The goal of Jet Graffiti is to spray as many graffiti points as possible in the allotted time frame.
Jet Tech places a high value on completing assignments on time and to the best of its abilities. Getting to the goal and spraying graffiti on it is the purpose of Jet Crash. Using the Graffiti editor, players may design their own graffiti or choose from a variety of pre-made designs.
Using a VMU, users may post their own graffiti to the official website for other players to utilize, or they can download other players’ graffiti. The more Graffiti Soul symbols you gather, the more settings you’ll be able to use.
The visuals, audio, and gameplay all got high praise for Jet Set Radio, making it one of the finest video games ever developed. Award-winning and nominated for a number of others.
By Vicarious Visions, a Game Boy Advance version and Japanese mobile phone versions were launched in 2003. When Jet Set Radio was re-released as a digital download in 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and iOS, it was the first of many.
In 2002, the Xbox version of Jet Set Radio Future was published.