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Jet Set Radio (Game Boy Advance)

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Jet Set Radio
Publisher: Sega (EU), THQ (US)
Developer:
System(s): Game Boy Advance
Peripherals supported: GBA Link Cable
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
US
$29.99 AGB-P-AJRE
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
UK
£? AGB-P-AJRP
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
FR
€? AGB-P-AJRP
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
DE
€? AGB-P-AJRP
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
ES
€? AGB-P-AJRP



Jet Set Radio for the Game Boy Advance is a watered-down version of Jet Set Radio, originally released for the Sega Dreamcast. It was developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Sega and THQ. As with the original, it is called Jet Grind Radio in the US.

The Game Boy Advance Jet Set Radio utilises the same engine used by Vicarious Visions for their conversions of games such as Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, which provides a top-down isometric perspective using relative controls and simple 3D models representing the characters. Based on De La Jet Set Radio, environments were altered slightly to better suit the handheld's hardware and screen resolution. It also has two features not seen in any other version of the game; Professor K is a secret character in the game and is made available when certain conditions are met, and up to four player multiplayer is supported (which each player requiring their own system and game pak).

Gameplay

Two players attempt to tag the most graffiti spots in Turf Wars.

Up to four players, each with a game pak, can participate in multiple game modes. The amount of stages, characters and game modes available depends on the progress of the host player's game progress. A winner is declared once time runs out.

The game also allows players to pair in teams based on four different colors, yellow, blue, green and purple.

  • Throw Down - Knock over other players and spray their backs to earn points.
  • Tricky - Perform tricks and stunts through the environment.
  • Turf Wars - Tag designated areas with graffiti. This mode cannot be played in teams.
  • Killer Crush - Up to two players only. Race to a designated graffiti spot. Tag it to win the race.

Production credits

Vicarious Visions
  • CEO and Chief Creative Officer: Karthik Bala
  • VP of Product Development: Tobi Saulnier
  • Project Manager: Craig Derrek
  • Lead Designer and Artist: Rob Gallerani
  • Lead Programmer: Eric Caraszi
  • Programmer: Jan-Erik Steel
  • Artist/Animator: Brent Gibson
  • Additional Programming: Sunbir Gil, Brian Sox
  • Addtional Art/Animation: Travis Cameron, Yin Zhang
  • Soundtrack: Shin'en Multimedia
  • Testers: John Hutchison, Ellen Waggoneer, Peter Tassarotti, Joe Tassarotti, Andrew Hames
Smilebit
Team Baisoku, Jesse Booth, Leo Zuniga, Sean Murphy
THQ
  • Product Development:
  • Executive Vice President - Worldwide Studios: Jack Sorensen
  • Vice President - Product Development: Philip Holt
  • Executive Producer: Jim Flaharty
  • Producer: Sean Dunn
  • Assistant Producer: Jesse Woodward
  • Marketing
    • Senior Vice President - Worldwide Marketing: Peter Dille
    • Group Marketing Manager: Alison Quirion
    • Associate Producer Marketing Manager: Heather Hall
    • Director of Public Relations: Liz Pieri
    • Public Relations Manager: Reilly Brennan
    • Associate Media Relations Manager: Erik Reynolds
    • Director, Creative Services: Howard Liebeskind
    • Senior Manager, Creative Services: Kathy Helgason
    • Associate Creative Services Manager: Melissa Roth
    • Manual Writer: Richard Dal Porto
    • Packaging Design: K+A, Inc.
  • Quality Assurance
    • Senior Tester: Brent Doshier
    • Testers: Marc Durrant, Derek Adams, Matthew Searer
    • 1st Party Submission Specialist: Evan Icenbice
    • 1st Party Testers: Adam Affrunti, Joe Lerman, Scott Ritchie
    • QA Technician: Mario WAibel
    • QA Database Adminstrator: Jason Roberts
    • QA Manager: Monica Vallejo
    • Director of Quality Assurance: Jeremy S. Barnes


  • Extra Special Thanks: Chris Ferriter, Shinobu Toyoda, Kathy Schoback, Judy Jette-Hansen
  • Special Thanks: Brian Farrell, Jeff Lapin, Alison lock, Germaine Gioia, Brandy Carrillo, Robert Riley, Christan Kenney, Ricardo Fisher, Gordon Madison, Jack Suzuki, Paul Rivas, Stacy Mendoza, Michael Greene


Soundtrack

Due to limited cartridge space, the music was remixed by studio Shin'en Multimedia who were able to remix six of the songs into shorter loops with a limited sound set. None of the licensed songs were brought over.

Name Original Artist
Let Mom Sleep Hideki Naganuma
Humming the Baseline Hideki Naganuma
Sweet Soul Brother Hideki Naganuma
That's Enough Hideki Naganuma
Sneakman Hideki Naganuma
Everybody Jump Around Richard Jacques

Magazine articles

Main article: Jet Set Radio (Game Boy Advance)/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Game Boy Advance, US
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Cover
Game Boy Advance, EU
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Cover

References


Jet Set Radio series of games
Sega Dreamcast
Jet Set Radio (2000) | De La Jet Set Radio (2001)
Xbox
Jet Set Radio Future (2002) | Sega GT 2002/Jet Set Radio Future (2002)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Jet Set Radio (2003)
Arcade
Jet Set Radio (2005)
Windows PC
Xbox Live Arcade
PlayStation 3 PlayStation Network
Jet Set Radio (2012)
Jet Set Radio related media
Music
Jet Grind Radio Music Sampler (2000) | Jet Set Radio Original Sound Tracks (2000) | Jet Set Radio Future Music Sampler (2002) | Jet Set Radio Future Original Sound Tracks (2002) | Jet Set Radio Original Soundtrack (2012) | Jet Set Radio Sega Original Tracks (2012) | Jet Set Radio Future Sega Original Tracks (2012)
Book
Jet Set Radio Perfect Guide (2000) | Jet Grind Radio: Sybex Official Strategies & Secrets (2000) | Jet Set Radio Future Perfect Guide Book (2002)