Jet Force Gemini
Reviewed by David Wester
I had been waiting forever and it finally came out. I bugged my parents
like crazy until they took me to the store to get it. I got home, placed
it in the Nintendo and all I can say is that this game is GREAT!!! You
start off as Juno and you can play as Vela (Juno's twin sister) and Lupus
(The lovable but ferocious canine) when you find them. It is especially
fun to play as Lupus because he has SWEET jet packs on his feet that
let you hover.
Graphics: 9 out of 10
I was not surprised that this game has impressive graphics. Like previous
Rare games such as "Banjo Kazooie" and "Diddy Kong Racing" Jet Force
Gemini has Wonderful scenery and background as well as very detailed characters.
Music and Sound: 9 out of 10
The music and sound is also impressive. The drumming in Goldwood, The
sounds of gunshots and explosions echoing through your head. You can even
hear the sounds of the drones' heads as they bounce across your screen. My
favorite music is in Battleship Sekhmet.
Game Challenge: 9 out of 10
This game was surprisingly challenging to me. Usually I breeze through
games in about 3 days but Jet Force Gemini took me a while. After you
think you have come to the end, your only about one-fourth done with the game.
Game Play-Fun: 10 out of 10
This game is very fun. There are lots of secret levels, hidden multi player
characters, hidden multi player levels, and even a racing mode. After you
find Floyd (a flying drone that betrayed Mizar and wants to felp Jet Force),
you have unlocked a cooperative mode where one player is Juno Vela or
Lupus and the other player is Floyd. Although you cannot control where
floyd flys, you can help out player one by shooting the drones that get
in his or her way.
There are a few things about this game that frustrate me however. One
is that whenever there are bad guys on your screen, the camera zooms
in on you making you appear to be transparent. This can be helpful in some
situations but it's usually just annoying. Another is that it is sometimes
hard to turn around. If there is a drone shooting at me from behind, I
sometimes have to run in a half circle to turn around and shoot him. My
biggest frustration, however, is that I bought it for $50 and now it
Replayability: 7 out of 10
This game has good replay value. When I started a new game, it had been
so long since I had seen the beginning that I could only remember half of
it. One of the best parts of the game is the cinemas. Unfortunately, you
can only see them once per saved game file. You always want to restart
your game and watch them again.
Game Value: 10 out of 10
This game is definitely worth the price, especially since they dropped
it about $35!
Overall: 9 out of 10
Overall this is a great third-person action game. With endless multi player
fun, you will never get bored.