Jet Force Gemini Nintendo 64
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. While the game may not boast the gilded depth and scope of Zelda or the originative spark of Mario, Jet Force Gemini has stolen its way into my heart and become my favorite game on the Nintendo 64.
  2. The gameplay in JFG is reminiscant of a girl that is nice most of the time, but sometimes she can be a real bitch. I believe this game is only second to Zelda64, but it is so close I sometimes waiver on which I think is better.
  3. This is entertainment on a grand scale, simply on another level to the rest of the clone-driven, deadline-throttled gaming industry. A breathtaking arcade blast which makes the N64 essential.
  4. An epic game with thrilling shoot-em-up action ensconced in a delectable graphic and sound palette. Jet Force Gemini is another Rare masterpiece through and through.
  5. The daunting task may seem like an obstacle in the way of enjoying the game, but a unique adventure like this doesn't come along very often. So, a definite buy for any N64 owner looking for action that can't be found anywhere else.
  6. Nitpicky complaints do little to spoil Jet Force Gemini's bottom line: It's chock-full of gameplay variety. Nintendo 64 fans should pick up this title without delay and hope that Rareware's team of top-notch talent will continue to churn out even more games like this one for years to come.
  7. 81
    One of Nintendo 64's most original games and it has much more good going for it than it does bad. Never-ending action, tons of enemies, loads of worlds to explore and Rare's unique brand of humor work to make this a good title that could have been a classic with a little more polish.
  8. Each world has a unique feel and you’re given free reign to explore it while coating the walls with insect insides. You’ve never seen so many special effects on the screen at one time in any Nintendo 64 game before this, and some of the more action-packed scenes later on in the game really light up the screen. Top class.
  9. Pays homage to 8- and 16-bit games with its emphasis on high-intensity action and level design that requires skill with the controller. Jet Force Gemini just may remind you of the frustrating, yet engrossing, fun you had back in the 8-bit era.
  10. Why, it's the bastard child of "Starship Troopers" and "Star Wars!" Jet Force Gemini isn't nearly on par with Goldeneye or Zelda, but as a pure search-and-destroy, it has its moments.
  11. Jet Force Gemini has everything an action game fan could want and more. It has big explosions, big guns, and big special effects. After giving it a go, however, I am inclined to think that Rare bit off more than they could chew.
  12. None of the problems which plague Jet Force Gemini really prevent if from being a good game. It's not the best that Rare have ever produced, but it can still prove to be an enthralling challenge.
  13. JFG is basically Mega Man in 3D. The objective of saving all the Tribals is a rather anal task, it must be said, and an extremely annoying one. Too annoying. Otherwise, the game is good fun and still comes recommended.
  14. Jet Force Gemini proves to be the one dud to which all game makers are entitled. Should Rareware throw another one of these on the heap, we may be forced to rethink their role as ‘‘king of the Nintendo 64’s developers.’’
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. ThomL
    Mar 18, 2009
    5
    I felt I had to vote, lest someone is fooled into believeing this game is a classice based on a lot of nines and tens. I agree, it is a very I felt I had to vote, lest someone is fooled into believeing this game is a classice based on a lot of nines and tens. I agree, it is a very good game, however, it is severely let down by the "tribal" rescue component. This sort of tedious "collection" based game play should never have been implemented. It basically ruins a great game. I knew a lot of people who owned this game, real geeks too, and only one of them finished. In his words: "I did it, but no game should be this boring. Ever." Full Review »
  2. lokionicleE.
    May 25, 2007
    10
    Jet force gemini is a real game that uses cleverness with weapons and everything, the music is the best i've heard, and i actually turn Jet force gemini is a real game that uses cleverness with weapons and everything, the music is the best i've heard, and i actually turn the volume ALL the way up on my stereo, and the hardest part is the freakin' villagers, MAN! Full Review »
  3. Mar 22, 2015
    10
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