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Jet Force Gemini

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Reviewed by David Simmons

Graphics: 10 out of 10

The name of the game is Jet Force Gemini and is one of the greatest, most realistic things I've ever played before. The graphics are literally gorgeous! Next to Zelda, these are some of the best that have ever been displayed on the N64 console. There are hardly any drawbacks to the graphics at all. Don't you hate it when you can't tell what something even is in a game? You get none of that here. It has this fog-affect that is pretty awesome, but it makes up for the fact that the distant visibility really isn't all that terrific. Other than that, I have no complaints.

Music and Sound: 10 out of 10

The music in Jet Force Gemini is really cool. I practically guarantee that you'll love it. It has quite a variation to it too. I can't stand those games where there's that really annoying repetitive tune. But JFG (Jet Force Gemini) doesn't have any of that garbage. The music plays out perfectly with the surroundings too. Now on to the sound. The only word to describe it would be perfect. If Rare can't do it right, who can? It doesn't even have Dolby Surround or anything and it is marvelous every time. Every sound comes into play right on command, every time. It's great!

Game Challenge: 10 out of 10

If you hate those unbearably short games and are looking for something challenging, then look no further. Seriously, when searching for a lengthy game, look to Rareware. I can't say enough about them. I have played JFG numerous times and have found that, beating the entire game would take years. Not only must you defeat the extremely difficult bosses and there minions, but you also must free the tribals without killing a single one. If you do, you must restart if you're planning to save them all. You must also collect all of the alien ant heads to get "specials". There is more, but I can't remember. It is an amazingly difficult game that I have yet to beat.

Game Play-Fun: 10 out of 10

Fun? Oh yes, the fun factor is extraordinarily high. No doubt about it. Remember I mentioned the collecting of alien heads? That is the best! Collecting them in certain numbers gives you extra goodies. You can get rainbow blood and all sorts of real incentives to try for high head counts. The bosses are great fun too. The play control, which I'll get into later, makes for the most fun. Even the cinema scenes make fun in this quite serious game. Leave it to Rare! The fun also comes from the feeling that something will just jump out at you. Not expecting the unexpected is the key to having a great lot of fun. Rare has no drawbacks. Awesome.

Rumble Pak: 10 out of 10

The rumble pak is surprisingly sweet in this game. Usually, I never enjoy using the N64 rumble pak, but this game has it rumbling in all the right places and not just out of the blue. Which is very respectable. The rumble pak never has and probably never will make me feel like I'm really there, but it has, in JFG definitely added to the realism in the game. It even stimulates excitement. If you like that sort of thing, than I'd run out and buy the pak, but I'd recommend the Mad Catz version. I really liked the feel of the whole package. So, again I'm giving the pak feature a ten of ten, because it can't do much better than what is displayed in JFG.


Okay, this frustration category I believe is all based upon a persons' emotions. How often are you frustrated? For me, JFG was not frustrating in the least bit. Although very challenging and a little on the sensitive side, it did not frustrate me. Overall daily frustration for me is on the mild side. For most all of you out there, frustration shouldn't be a problem unless you are frustrated often times. Although it is mighty challenging, the nice music and awesome gameplay make up for it all, I believe.

Replayability: 10 out of 10

Replayability? Oh yeah, this game has got that written all over it. Remember the challenging part I told you about? You should. That is the whole reason its replayability is so high. Things such as the alien heads I mentioned keep you coming back again and again. Not so much that, but you aren't nearly as confined in this game. Things are very erratic. The aliens move everywhere and your strategy will have to change again and again. It's very addicting in that way. You'll love every bit and piece of it all. This game should, in no way, shape, or form ever, ever bore the life out of you. It's great.

Game Value: 20 out of 10

Worth the price? It sure is! There are no drawbacks at all. The game is a shining star in video game history! Of course, this is partially your opinion too because you may not have liked something that I said about it. But I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it for anyone and everyone, practically regardless of age out there. This game is not worth passing up and I assure you that you will regret it if you do. This game is a little old so you shouldn't wait. I'm not sure if it made the million seller list, but you should be assured a very fair price either way. It's worth every last penny!

Overall: 10 out of 10

This game is the best and no one should turn it up. The only problem is that it is rated teen. The difficulty is with the animated violence. It has green blood and you carry multiple weapons. However this should not be a deterrent in any way at all. I think that it's a little on the over-rated side actually. But you can put your trust in Rareware to manufacture the best and only the best. It is a terrific buy.

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