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
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  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. Games Domain
    70
    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.’’

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1999
#6 Most Shared N64 Game of 1999
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jul 1, 2014
    8
    I really enjoyed this game and all the characters in it. However it wasn't without it's flaws, namely collecting all the tribals felt like aI really enjoyed this game and all the characters in it. However it wasn't without it's flaws, namely collecting all the tribals felt like a real chore, the multiplayer wasn't much fun (except for co-op) and the controls felt far from perfect. besides all this however it's was a very engaging game and I think an underrated part of the N64 library. Full Review »
  2. Feb 8, 2013
    10
    Sin duda fue un grandioso juego, ah envejecido muy bien, lo recomierdo. Incluso es mucho mejor que muchos juegos de la actual generaciĆ³n.Sin duda fue un grandioso juego, ah envejecido muy bien, lo recomierdo. Incluso es mucho mejor que muchos juegos de la actual generaciĆ³n.

    Buen control, excelentes jefes, muchos escenarios, multiplayer local muy bueno, EXCELENTES graficas
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  3. Nov 17, 2011
    10
    A satisfying game, a truly well done 3rd person shooter. although game standards have gone up for graphics in recent years it shouldn't dampenA satisfying game, a truly well done 3rd person shooter. although game standards have gone up for graphics in recent years it shouldn't dampen your game play experience too much this remains in my top picks. Full Review »