Jet Grind Radio Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: If you’re looking for a legal way to deface property with graffiti, and not necessarily the most complex skating game around, then Jet Grind Radio is right up your alley.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  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. 80
    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.
  4. 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]
  5. It lasts for about 6-10 hours, but it’s an interesting game and you will want to play it over.
  6. The stylized graphics have a love-them-or-hate-them quality, but the animation is smooth and the music grooves. [Sept 2003, p.137]
  7. Faithful as a bloodhound to the Dreamcast original, this GBA port is a stunning example of when authenticity ought to be sacrificed to utility. This is not a lazy port. But the loyalty of the conversion is ill-advised. [Sept 2003]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DavidM.
    May 25, 2003
    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. Collapse
  2. DavB.
    Aug 11, 2003
    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. Expand