6. Game Script (1)
I know you can mix and match the order that you beat the levels in, so the
script follows how the game was beaten using the walkthrough.
NARRATOR: Somewhere in Asia, there is a city that cannot be found on any map
called Tokyo-to. But everyone just calls it Tokyo. The two hottest things on
the streets of Tokyo-to are the punks wearing magnetically driven inline skates
powered by newly developed netrium batteries, and 'Jet Set Radio', a pirate
radio station manned by the DJ 'Professor K'. Those street punks have been
named 'Rudies' by the people of Tokyo-To. They roam the streets and cover the
city with their personal graffiti. They claim that it is their way of
expressing themselves to the world. However, ever since the Metropolitan
Government and The Financial Conglomerate, the Rokkaku Group, combined their
efforts to co-found the '21st Century Project', the streets of Tokyo-to have
never been the same again.
GUM: Yo! Newbie, you can't just go tripping through the streets. Let a pro show
you how to use those phat skates on your feet. Tap up once for some high
powered skating. Press down to stop!
GUM: You can get a big boost of speed if you press the R button while skating.
It will give you some insane speed. But it's so fast it's harder to control
yourself. Try this and don't bump into anything. Stop when you've had enough
GUM: Sweet! Now try grinding. Your skates will automatically grind on some
surfaces like railings and wires. Try jumping on a rail. Press the B button to
jump, and see if you can do this! Stop when you've had enough practice.
GUM: Not bad. I guess I can join you.
TAB: Think you can keep up with me? Let's check your qualifications. If you see
a floating arrow, you can tag that spot. Make sure you have spray cans before
trying to spray something. When you see something floating over your head, push
the A button to start spraying!
TAB: You think you're all that? Let's try a bigger one. Use the control pad to
repeat the arrows that come up to paint some phat lines. Make sure you have
enough paint. Bigger graffiti takes more paint. Yellow cans are worth 1, blue
cans are worth 5, red cans are health.
TAB: Heh, I guess you're cool. Listen up, bullets can't touch you when you're
boosting or grinding, got it?
PROFESSOR K: Hey out there! This is Tokyo's very own number 1 pirate
powerstation, Jet Set Radio! Over the 'hood, through the streets and right into
your brain, we're transmitting our signal straight to you. Y'all got your
antennas on, or what? Yeah, we're riding high on a smooth stream of supersonic
sounds, and I'm your captain and DJ, Professor K. Jet Set Radio!!! 3 gangs are
fighting for the Tokyo streets. In the west from Benten-Cho, The City of Night,
we've got those high-tech maniacs, those man-machines, the Noise Tanks. And in
the east from Kogane-Cho, The City of the Sunset, it's that crazy monster mask
wearing gang, Poison Jam. And from Shibuya-Cho in the south, The City of
Daylight, it's those trouble-making punks, the GG's.
CHAPTER 1: On the Streets of Tokyo-To
PROFESSOR K: The GG's home turf, Shibuya-Cho was just attacked. Was it Poison
Jam? They were talking about spreadin' out there. Or maybe it was the Noise
Tanks, trying to send a system crash through the whole city. Listen up all you
innocent fools out there. Officer Onishima has got some special-order keisatsu
bracelets all ready for you. So get yourselves to the bathroom and brush those
teeth, boys and girls, cause a whole loada trouble is heading your way!
DISPATCH: HQ to all stations. All officers respond.
DISPATCH: Headquarters to all units. The Captain is on his way.
PROFESSOR K: I'm the ronin of the radio cuttin' rhymes with flair, got the
spirit inside of me! You're chokin' on my flow while eatin' your sushi and I'm
spilling mad wasabi on the microphone.
PROFESSOR K: We're gonna burn Tokyo up! We got an explosive broadcast coming
straight to you. We're Jet Set Radio!!! The Noise Tanks from Benten-Cho. They
won't eat anything without additives and chemicals. No veggies or fruit for
them! Word is, last month's big blackout was their work. Look out!!
DISPATCH: All officers in the area respond!
CAPTAIN ONISHIMA: This is Onishima. I'm on my way with the troops!
PROFESSOR K: This is Tokyo's guerrilla music broadcaster, Jet Set Radio!!!
Looks like the GG's hacked their way into Benten. Boy, the Noise Tanks must be
mad up to their 0 and 1's!
MEW: Wow, you guys seem a little grungy for me, maybe your skills can make up
MEW: Doh, maybe you are not that bad, how 'bout something like this...
MEW: Huh, maybe...let's see you do this!