Category Archives: video games cover art

Jet Set Radio – Dreamcast game covers & the review from DC-UK (2000)

Some excellent news this week, that the EU PSN store now has Jet Set Radio available for download. A unique and ground breaking game (in terms of its cel-shaded graphics), it is regarded as one of the most important games on the short-lived Dreamcast console.. There is a great review from IGN here;

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/17/jet-set-radio-review

But how was it received during its initial release, for the Dreamcast, back in 2000? Funny you should ask, as here are the magazine scans of the review from DC-UK issue #16;

http://www.outofprintarchive.com/articles/reviews/Dreamcast/JetSetRadio-DC-UK16-2.html

and here is the cover of that magazine;

Jet Set RadioJet Set Radio

here is the PAL cover & back of the game;

and this is the (superior and stranger IMO) Japanese cover art;

and while we are on the subject, here are 5 things you probably did not know about JSR;

http://segabits.com/blog/2012/03/02/five-things-you-may-not-have-known-about-jet-set-radio/

And by the way, ‘Jet Set Radio’ sounds do much better than ‘Jet Grind Radio’ (which was what it was named in the USA, though I prefer the cover art to the PAL version);

Atari 2600 label maker – more ways to waste time in a constructive, kind of creative way (2008)

My good grief! The fun that can be had with this fantastic site hosted app;

http://www.labelmaker2600.com/

Easy as HTML to get started, but I get the feeling some of us will not be content until we have done all the pictures in the world as the stars of their own Atari 2600 packaging. Well, for starters, here is one I did earlier;

But not only that, you can update the packaging to reflect the early to mid eighties style revamp;

The website find of the year! Expect this blog to clog up with an alternate reality of Atari console fodder.