You may have heard of a little show called Mystery Science Theater 3000 that had a man and his robots cracking jokes while cheesy, almost unhealthy to watch movies played in front of them. Fast forward to the present, and Mike, Kevin, and Bill, who starred in Mystery Science Theater 3000, have their own production now, Rifftrax, although it’s a little more internet-centric. Joystiq thought it would be amazing to get these guys to “riff” some video game cutscenes, and well… they were so right. If you want to skip to the Sonic ’06 scene, go to 1:11.
The fact Jet Set Radio is being re-released in the first place is pretty awesome. One of the classics for the Dreamcast, it just didn’t receive the love from the mainstream that it should have, though maybe you can even say it’s part of the charm. There’s no way Beat or Gum would ever conform to society! Either way, one of the high points to the game and its sequel has been the soundtrack, a mixture of in-house Sega tracks and outside material that shaped the world of Tokyo-To. But because of these silly little things called “licensing deals,” just how much of the original soundtrack would make it over to the HD port has been up in the air, with initial reports saying that only about half of the music would make it through. Well, the official Sega Blog just posted the full track listing for the game, and if you’re a fan of Jet Set Radio, more than likely you’re going to be jammin’.