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: 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. Despite a few little problems, such as judging the distance of your jumps, Jet Grind Radio is a fun title with addictive gameplay.
  3. 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.
  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. All told, this GBA edition is done well enough that fans of the series will be satisfied with the on-the-go experience, but don't expect to be blown away. [Sept 2003, p.125]
  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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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. 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. Expand
  2. 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. Collapse