9/9/99. Where were you? If you can answer, “buying a Sega Dreamcast,” then chances are you’re part of a club that experienced some of the most eclectic, exciting, and enthusiastic moments in gaming. Sega’s swan song console was a pioneer for its stellar 3D graphical improvements over the Nintendo 64 and Playstation 1, while even rivaling it’s predecessors, an out-of-box online capability, and some of the most original first party titles.
While so many still mourn the loss of the Dreamcast, with great fortune, Sega has been doing their part to make these games available today and across multiple consoles. One of these titles was Jet Grind Radio; a game oozing with hip adolescent personality, remarkably fresh cel-shaded visuals, and a gloriously memorable soundtrack.
It’s never too late to get funky. Hit the break to find out how.
XBOX Live recently re-released Jet Grind Radio and, now, itunes is offering both the original, and its sequel, Jet Set Radio Future; released for the XBOX in 2002.
The Jet Grind Radio soundtrack features 15 tracks—mostly produced by composers Hideki Naganuma and Richard Jacques—including one piece of licensed music (“Electric Tooth Brush” by Toronto). Jet Set Radio Future soundtrack contains 20 tracks; mostly SEGA originals produced by Hideki Naganuma. The two collections are $9.99 each on the iTunes store.
iTunes: Jet Grind Radio Tracklist
iTunes: Jet Set Radio Future Tracklist
If you’ve never partaken, now is a superb time to get those wonderful tunes stuck in your head. “Would you stop playing with that radio, love, I’m tryin’ to get to sleep?” Never!