"Rare again with another original title: wonderful visuals, addictive gameplay and atmospheric soundtrack. You're the JFG team, attempting to thwart antagonist Mizar and his insect army. As a third-person shooter, it showed another string to Rare's bow and was very popular. Personally, a least-favourite Rare N64 outing, having awkward controls and characters I just didn't connect with. I loved the insect baddies' AI, however!"
User Reviews (12)
"Played at the demo kiosk in the big box store. It wowed me so much I put it on my wishlist. 15 years later, I finally purchased it. What a great game! Its graphics still stand out and its gameplay was ahead of its time. Rare certainly was a powerhouse during the SNES and N64 eras. I can't say it enough: I miss Rare."
"Jet force gemini was a huge surprise! I first thought it would be to mature for me, but when I played it at a friend I was hooked. I bought it, and I played untill the very end (unlike my friend). It was awesome. Great action, graphics and music. Lots of weapons. Branching paths. Finishing the whole game is VERY hard! A must have!"
"+great sound design and orchestral style music +cooperative mode +lots of fun mini-games to find +great sci-fi environments +included competitive multiplayer +machine gun dog -the requirement to get all of the Tribals to face final boss killed pacing even more than other complained about fetch quests such as Wind Waker and Metroid Prime -competitive multiplayer not nearly as good as Goldeneye and Perfect Dark"
"Allow me to throw objectivity right out of the window as I proclaim "Jet Force Gemini" is my all time favourite Nintendo64 game. Sorry Link! RARE lovely crafted sci-fi adventure takes the best of platforming and shooting into a huge, three characters (one is a space dog) driven space epic that I sadly believe would look amazing on today's systems. Get this right now!"
"Fond memories and quite possibly the bestdamn soundtrack on the entire console, simply unbelievable on a cartridge in the 1990's. Google "Jet Force Gemini Water Ruin" or "Jet Force Gemini Character Selection" to see what I mean. With that said I got stuck and never completed it....I'll probably go back soon. Yet another Rare classic on the Nintendo 64. Long gone but never forgotten."
"Next to Majora's Mask and Perfect Dark my favorite game on the N64. Impressive graphics and one of the greatest soundtracks IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY. Sure, the controls take some time to get used to, and the difficulty is rock-hard (even more so if one attempts rescueing all the tribals without a walkthrough). Unique for its sci-fi atmosphere, unique for its depth of exploration."
"Sporting an intense challenge (in part due to the awkwardness of the camera and control scheme), as well as some of the greatest weapons in third-person shooter history (I'm looking at you, Tri-Rocket Launcher!), Jet Force Gemini was an another admirable effort by Rare to show they were more than just a platform game powerhouse. Though rough at times, it's worth a play through!"
"What can I say about Jet Force Gemini that will convey how fun this game is? I don't know. Anything I say won't be enough. It is an action game, full of great design, excellent music, inventive bosses and a large amount of the staple Rareware humour. A must buy game for the N64. Any problems with the controls are overcome using expert controls."
"Ever wanted to see an armoured space dog reduce a bunch of ewoks into green splatters? Well now you can. Jet Force Gemini was as odd yet vibrant as its title suggests. Experimenting with three protagonists and oodles of weapons was a breath of fresh air. Perhaps let down slightly by its controls, boss difficulty and collecting tedium. Still, unparelled in atmosphere and depth."
"Inventive weaponry with three uniquely specialized playable characters. Fun combat against a varied roster of insectoid aliens and fantastic boss fights. In many ways Jet Force Gemini was ahead of it's time, particularly with the inclusion of Floyd the co-operative enabling robot companion. Unfortunately the fantastic pace and variation of this game hit's a brutal wall midway through which forces you to collect EVERYTHING!"
"Possibly Rareware's most irregular title, Jet force Gemini is a decent third-person shooter that's is a little ahead of its time. The ability to switch between the game's three protagonists and their respective levels on a whim is unique, and with a fantastic soundtrack and atmosphere you'd think this game a classic, but tricky controls and frustrating difficulty let it down. A shame really."
"I could never finish this game. Did it matter? No, because I enjoyed a massive wonderful ride journeying with Juno... Uh... girl and tank dog to go through all sorts of different planets and locations to collect a mass arsenal of weapons and collectibles that bring together a great classic game. And Multi-player, exploration, the great views given by cut scenes. A completionists game."
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