Jet Grind Radio Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jun 26, 2003
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. With its emphasis on grinding and painting rather than going for crazy tricks and high scores, there is something fresh about the gameplay.
  2. 85
    Still great fun on the Game Boy Advance...even if isn't quite as accessible in its isometric perspective as it is on the Dreamcast with its fully 3D environments.
  3. Despite a few little problems, such as judging the distance of your jumps, Jet Grind Radio is a fun title with addictive gameplay.
  4. What's funner than a hip-hop skateboarding game? Why, a Japanese hip-hop skateboarding game, of course!
  5. Although it can be tough to get into, this is actually a pretty decent conversion of a game that really shouldn't play this well on a Game Boy system.
  6. With an addictive soundtrack and a near verbatim translation of the story and gameplay, you'll find that all the praise Jet Grind Radio got for the Dreamcast is well deserved.
  7. The fast paced gameplay and looks of the original are still here. Also, the multiplayer and graffiti edit modes give it a good lasting appeal.
  8. 80
    More than a decent scaling down of a seminal game, Jet Grind Radio is an accomplished and guaranteed time-killer.
  9. The iso-view takes a little getting used to, as does the point-and-go control, but once you're in the groove it's all good, from the animation to the super cool cutscenes and familiar level design. [Apr 2003, p.64]
  10. From the tight controls to the challenging gameplay and including many tunes from the original this game is highly recommended for any GBA players that want some serious 'tude with their game.
  11. It combines the level structure and characters from the Dreamcast game with many of the story elements from the Xbox game, and it does an effective job.
  12. It lasts for about 6-10 hours, but it’s an interesting game and you will want to play it over.
  13. A tremendous translation of the home console versions.
  14. 75
    Since it uses the same engine as the GBA "Tony Hawk" games, the skaing and grinding action works very well. [July 2003, p.52]
User Score
9.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DavB.
    Aug 11, 2003
    8
    JGR is and always has been one of the most original games ever made. The graffitti system is really entertaining, especially when you can JGR is and always has been one of the most original games ever made. The graffitti system is really entertaining, especially when you can make your own designs. The only complaint is that the learning curve is a bit steep (but manageable). Other than that, JGR is one of the best games for the GBA in a while. I'm giving it an 8, but that's because most GBA titles don't usually rise above a 7 for me. Full Review »
  2. DavidM.
    May 25, 2003
    10
    As a remake of the popular DreamCast/XBox game, Jet Grind Radio takes its graffiti to a new level now that it has come to GBA, in a As a remake of the popular DreamCast/XBox game, Jet Grind Radio takes its graffiti to a new level now that it has come to GBA, in a miniature/transportable format. Full Review »