Rev up your engines, it’s time to boost! Review

JetMoto Info

genre

  • N/A

players

  • 2 - 2

Publisher

  • Sony

Developer

  • N/A

Release Date

  • 12/31/1969
  • Out Now

Platform

  • PS

rating

Rev up your engines, it’s time to boost!

Blast off from the start line, you’ve got to beat the Mountain Dew,

Butterfinger, and K2 teams. But, you’d better hurry – they’re just behind

you and about to use their boosters too! No time to look behind you, shoot

out your magnetic grappling hook before you fly off the edge. Wouldn’t

want to miss the corner, might loose your head!

In JetMoto, your jetski is no longer constrained to water, you can fly across

freeways, beaches, snow, dirt roads, and an assortment of other racing

surfaces. The tracks are gorgeous. They all feature a multitude of

different textured environments and have their own cool special effects.

For example, on the first track, you start on a highway. All of the

sudden, you begin up a hill, and bam – you’re flying in the air over an

ocean. Some of the other levels include: swamps, forests, icebergs,

rivers, and freeways. The characters move fluidly and look good, but,

alas, your jetski is not as impressive.

The controls are great, besides the ability to turn, lean forward, and lean

backward, you can also roll left and right, as well as lean left and right

for those tight corners. By using your magnetic grappling hook, you can

grab onto posts and swing yourself around a corner, and with a little

practice, you will be able to fly around corners at will.

With over 20 characters from 4 different teams, your options are huge.

There is room for finding a combination of acceleration, mass, lift, and

handling that you like. But, some of the characters have similar stats, so

why include them in the game? With fewer vehicles on the track, they might

have been able to make the jetski look better. Each of the characters has

a cool image associated with them, that is hand drawn and looks great. The

winning character is shown at the end of the race receiving a trophy from

either a large-busted woman or a muscular man. Either way, you’re bound to

find it pleasing.

There are a total of 10 different courses, and their quality is a testament

that quantity isn’t always the best thing. The only thing I found disappointing about them is

that on initial start-up, you can only choose three courses. You’ll have

to beat the first three courses at the intermediate skill level to unlock

three more. This put me off because without being pretty good at racing,

you can’t see most of the levels without immense practice. But, then

again, if your great at racing games, you should have no problems. To

unlock the final three levels, you must play at the professional skill

level, which would be a complete nightmare for most of us. To top all of

this off, if you beat any skill level and are able to reach the new

courses, they will dissapear when you turn off your system – unless you

have a memory card.

There are some great options in the variety of racing modes. Besides the

single race, full season, and practice mode, there are two more types of

play. There is the rally, where you must use your boosters more wisely

than your opponents, time of the laps count here. You’ve also got the

Elimination, where the point is not to be last, but, if you are, you’d

better watch out, you’ll be booted out of the championship!

The sound is realistic and crisp. When your jetski smashes on a concrete

road, you’ll hear its crunches and scrapes. Or when you get rammed from

behind and fly off of your jetski, you’ll be yelling you head off. Take a

quick dip in the water, you’ll hear it splashing around you. No matter

what you do, the sound associated with it will be great.

The music at the title screen is reminiscent of spy tunes from James Bond

movies. It sounds cool and fits the game extremely well, the art follows

the same motif. During the courses, you will be treated to a suspenseful

score that sounds like it is directly from an orchestra, getting you really

pumped up and into the game.

All in all, JetMoto is a fun racing game, with good graphics, and great

sound and music. It’s not the most realistic racing game, but it will

attract both the passive racing game player, and the racing fanatics.

REVOLUTION REPORT CARD

Rating8
+ Cool Graphics
+ Great Sound and Music
- Too hard