Jet Set Radio arrives on Android and iOS with virtual controls and a high-definition overhaul

Daniel Bader

November 29, 2012 2:11pm

Jet Set Radio was one of the best games for the Dreamcast, and with Sega’s new mobile focus, it is again becoming one of the best games for Android and iOS. Launching today for $4.99, and coming in at just over half a gigabyte, Sega is not skimping on any of the important feature of the game.

The game also had one of the best soundtracks of its time, and the Japanese-flavoured environments and crazy-fast gameplay have translated really well to the small screen. You can also use your camera to spray “tags”, one of the best aspects of the original, and the environments look far better than the original thanks to a high-definition graphical overhaul.

Considering the game was one of the main reasons I kept my Dreamcast alive and kicking well into the 2000’s, I expect to get a lot of play out of this one.

Keep in mind the game is nearly 600MB, so make sure you have a WiFi connection handy. There’s also some talk that Nexus devices such as the Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 10 are having some trouble running the game, so I’d recommend keeping that 15-minute refund window handy in case it doesn’t load. Or wait until they release a patch.

Download Jet Set Radio for iOS and Android
Via: Touch Arcade

  • Brad F(anboy)


  • Greg Robets

    This is great news. Props to Sega for releasing their games on these platforms. Would love to see some old Nintendo games too, although I know the chances are net to none.

  • Ron Mexico

    This was one of my favorite Sega games, I’ll give it a whirl. $4.99 is a lot cheaper than what I paid for it on Genesis. 😀

    • monsterduc1000

      @Ron: Dreamcast my fine fellow. Loved this game as well!

    • Ron Mexico

      I thought about that after I posted, good call. Mobilesyrup needs an edit button 🙂

  • Dak

    I wish Microsoft would allow Android apps to run under the Metro UI/Modern UI half of Win8. The native API is intolerable, you can make better apps in half the time and half the stress with Qt

  • Not a fan

    It’s nice to see real games coming to Android & iOS. I’m not a fan of this one though, I remember playing it back in the day on Xbox and although the graphics were nice, I found it really boring; I would give it another chance if there was a demo.

  • TK


  • purdy44

    Here’s to hoping for a Dreamcast 3 pack with Jet Set/Grind Radio, Soul Calibur, and CRAZY TAXI!!!!

  • John

    Cant wait to DL for free somewhere online.


  • deistbeats

    Controls are a bit wonky but its fun ah hell to play.

  • Hugo B.

    Having these kinds of games get a second life is awesome. Some of the dreamcast games were simply some of the best ever made, but got too little attention. Seeing them get a 2nd life (either in mobile or XBLA…) brings some closure to the death of one of the best consoles in history.

  • Spamouflage

    Been playing it on my Xbox 360 and will buy it if it comes out for the Surface or Windows Phone 8. Good news.