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    Character Guide by MRadford

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    JET SET RADIO FUTURE
    Character FAQ
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    PLATFORM - XBOX
    PLAYERS   - 1 TO 4
    CREATED BY - Sega
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    Caution: Characters and some storyline spoilers below, you have been warned.
    
    
    CONTENTS
    
    1- Introduction
       i- Disclaimer
       ii- About the author
    
    2- About the game
       i- What's the point
       ii- Who made it?
    
    3- How do I get the characters?
       i- How to get them
       ii- Street Challenges
       iii- Graffiti Souls
       iv- Test runs
    
    4- Characters
       i- Corn
       ii- Gum
       iii- Yoyo
       iv- Beat
       v- Combo
       vi- Ryhth
       vii- Garam
       viii- Boogie
       ix- Jazz
       x- Cube
       xi- Soda
       xii- Clutch
    
    5- Hidden Characters
       i- A.KU.MU
       ii- Doom Riders
       iii- Gougi Rokkaku
       iv- Immortals
       v- Love shockers
       vi- Noise Tanks
       vii- NT-3000
       viii- Poison Jam
       ix- Pots
       x- Rapid 99
       xi- Roboy
       xii- Zero Beat
    
    6- Thanks and credit
       i- Thanks for reading and credits
      ii- Contact information
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    1- Introduction
       i- Disclaimer
    
    This guide is protected under international copyright law any reproduction of
    this guide, without the permission of the author is against the law. Punishment
    of any illegal replications will be pursued to the full extent of the
    law.
    
    At this time you should only see this FAQ on the following websites
    
    www.gamefaqs.com          -          GameFAQ's
    www.ign.com               -          IGN FAQ's
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      ii- About the author
    
    My name is Michael Radford, I have written several guides for the PS2, but
    never did do one for the Xbox. You can check out my other FAQ's by clicking on
    the back button on your browser, and pressing the Rook_42 link.
    ==================================
    
    
    2- About the game
    
       i- What's the point
    
    Jet Set Radio Future is a game unlike all the generic FPS, Racing, sports and
    almost any other genre. What you do is skate around a
    Virtual near-future Tokyo. The idea is to conquer the city by
    Spraying your graffiti or 'tags' over the rival gangs to gain
    Territory. All this while fighting the Rokkui Group, which is
    taking over the city.
    
    
      ii- Who made it?
    
    The game is created by Sega, and comes as a package as part of your
    Xbox. This makes it available to people who wouldn't usually go for
    some thing like this. The previous version on which the sequel is
    based was on the DC. This game despite its great graphics and sounds
    did not do that great, partly because the DC did not last to long
    after it's release. Hopefully this sequel will do much better as the
    game is a classic.
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    3- How do I get the characters?
    
       i- How to get them
    
    When the game begins you have a choice of three characters as part
    of your gang, the GG's. As you progress through the game you will
    unlock a whole host of street punks, including rival gang bosses
    who switch sides. Then there are the hidden characters. These are
    unlocked after completing the main story mode you can go back to all
    the areas and attempt to finish all the street challenges and get
    all the graffiti souls and do the test runs. These are all you have
    to do for each level to unlock a hidden character which you can use to
    skate around with and try to get more hidden characters. They usually
    are rival gangs or a member of the GG's that you cannot play with such
    as Roboy or their dog Pots.
    
    
      ii- Street Challenges
    
    When you go into a new level you will soon find a not to well hidden
    mystery tape. This will unlock a series of tasks under the pause menu.
    These must be completed in order to get graffiti souls.
    
    
     iii- Graffiti Souls
    
    After doing a street challenge you will get a small scene showing you
    the location of a graffiti soul. These can actually be hard to get
    in some levels and may take a few hours to get them. All the graffiti
    souls in the level must be ascertained before the you can move onto
    the next stage of getting a hidden character.
    
    
      iv- Test runs
    
    After all the street challenges and all the graffiti souls have been
    collected then you have to talk to Roboy and go to the last option on
    the right. Go to the level which you have collected everything then
    complete a series of challenges, including a capture the flag event,
    a race and a event where you must get a set amount of points in a
    certain time limit. You must have finished the story mode and seen the credits
    roll before you can select this option.
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    4- Characters
    Below is a list of all the characters that are featured as playable characters
    in the game. All the people below can be unlocked as part of the story mode and
    will appear dancing in the garage when you have got them (and obviessly not
    playing as them). To switch characters talk to Roboy on the top level of the
    garage and chose the symbol with the face on it. Characters can also be changed
    at a graffiti stop. Just go to the second option from the top, asking if you
    want to change you character then pick who you want to play as.
    
    
       i- Corn
    
    Corn is the leader of the GG's. He has the exact same stats as Beat. And like
    Beat he is a good all-rounder, not greatly excelling at anything. He is a good
    character to use if you are new to the game.
    Speed:    Average
    Style:    Average
    Lifespan: Average
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Additional notes: Stats are the same as Beat
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      ii- Gum
    
    The second in command of the GG's. Gum is fast and good at graffiti, but the
    thing that generally lets her down so she has a pitifully small amount of life.
    This means any long falls or fights with the Police much harder then with some
    other character. I only recommend using her on levels that you know there is
    not going to be a lot of damage sustained.
    Speed:    Good
    Style:    Excellent
    Lifespan: Poor
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Additional notes: Good on spraying levels, but very bad in scrapes.
    
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     iii- Yoyo
    
    Yoyo has good skating and graffiti abilities, and has a good lifespan. He is
    also the main character in the game since he is the one you start with and he
    does get kidnapped later on. He apparently according to DJ Professor K to 'blow
    your mind with silver tongue' this is just a polite way of saying he must be
    hooked on helium.
    Speed:    Good
    Style:    Excellent
    Lifespan: Good
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Additional notes: The best character to start with, also the best to use in the
    early races in the game.
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      iv- Beat
    
    Veterans of the last game will ember Beat as the main character. He has now
    taken a rather backseat until the end of the game when he is copied by Zero and
    Shadow Beats. He has the same status as Corn. This means that most of the time
    he is not that useful and there are other characters which would be better
    suited to a particular level then Beat is.
    Speed:    Average
    Style:    Average
    Lifespan: Average
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Additional notes: Stats are the same as Corn
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       v- Combo
    
    Big tough guy with a boom box. He is the strongest regular character in the
    game and the one that you may find yourself using in those harder boss battles.
    Unfortunately for Combo, his good strength means in true video game fashion, he
    his fairly useless at anything to do with spray-painting.
    Speed:    Average
    Style:    Poor
    Lifespan: Excellent
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Additional notes: The best character for boss and police battles
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      vi- Rhyth
    
    Surprising good for a secret character. Go onto the roof of Rokkui Dai Height's
    large warehouse with the two tracks and the graffiti soul in it. Follow her
    down to a hidden area and then back up, talk to her and she will join you. She
    is not only fast but also good on life and certainly knows her way around a con
    of paint. The best character yet.
    Speed:    Over-average
    Style:    Good
    Lifespan: Good
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Additional notes: The best character to use on any level up to this point with
    the exception of Combo for the bosses.
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     vii- Garam
    
    The sewer boy, this skater with the strange mask over his eyes is another great
    character. He is easily as good as Rhyth and is perfect for the underground
    sewage facility level.
    Speed:    Excellent
    Style:    Excellent
    Lifespan: Excellent
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Additional notes: Good for the sewers level. He has a good life span and is
    also fairly fast so he is perfect for hunting down poison jam.
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    viii- Boogie
    
    Another hidden character. Whilst trying to get all of the Immortal's graffiti's
    covered up she will appear. She is on the top floor of the structure she
    appears on so grind the left rail all the way to the top and jump the gap. Talk
    to her before she runs away. If you don't get there in time then simply go back
    down to the ground and go up the opposite stairs, then go back down and she
    should appear again. She will never stop coming so if you keep missing her just
    repeat it until you can get to her. If you manage to talk to her before she
    gets away then she joins the GG's and you have acquired the best normal
    character in the game.
    Speed:    Excellent
    Style:    Excellent
    Lifespan: Excellent
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Additional notes: The best normal character in the game
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      ix- Jazz
    
    After you have played Death Ball at the stadium then go back and you will have
    to race Jazz. She is not that hard if you boost at the right moments and you
    should beat her in a few goes. She is the first character to hold 35 cans.
    Speed:    Excellent
    Style:    Good
    Lifespan: Good
    Cans of paint character can hold: 35
    Additional notes: Can hold a whopping 5 more cans then the previous characters,
    (except Clutch) *gasp*
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       x- Cube
    
    Another secret character. Keep talking to Gum in the garage. She will say that
    the poison jam leader is showing her face again. (it will be after your final
    encounter with the noise tanks in Sky Dinosaurian Square). Go to the bottom of
    the underground sewage facility and follow the path until you meet Cube
    dancing. Talk to her and you will race her. Beat her all the way around the
    sewers and she will join you. It is a hard race, just remember to use the same
    pipes she does and don't fall of the suspended walkway towards the end. Also,
    after the first spiral pipe finishes jump, you'll be glad you did. Finally, she
    will hardly ever boost. And she an only do it twice compared to your three as
    long as she doesn't pick up any more spray cans. If you know the course and
    when to boost you will win her by miles, if you don't she'll hammer you.
    Speed:    Excellent
    Style:    Below-average
    Lifespan: Average
    Cans of paint character can hold: 25
    Additional notes: Only being able to hold 25 spray cans means she is rather
    rubbish at the spray time trials, however she is extremely fast and you should
    use her in races if you didn't get Boogie, or just want a change.
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      xi- Soda
    
    The final hidden character in the game, beat him in a race and he will join
    you. He is an odd looking person with a blue jacket and googles. He is not the
    fastest person ever, saying that his stats are not good in all aspects.
    Since he is the last character you will get in the garage thenyou aren't too
    likely to use him a great deal.
    Speed:     Good
    Style:     Good
    Lifespan:  Good
    Cans of paint character can hold: 25
    Additional notes: He is not the fastest, or most stylish character. He is only
    a 'better then avarage' character. He is slightly tough to beat in the race,
    and is not worth wasting time on.
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     xii- Clutch
    
    The reason Clutch is down here is nothing to do with the storyline, I just
    forgot him. Although he maybe an all right character, he is a jerk and I never
    use him. There is not much to say about him really, um, he has the same stats
    as Jazz.
    Speed:    Excellent
    Style:    Good
    Lifespan: Good
    Cans of paint character can hold: 35
    Additional notes: He has a red jumper with red spiky hair. He also can (like
    Jazz) hold the limit of 35 cans.
    ==================================
    
    5- Hidden Characters
    
    These characters cannot be unlocked in the story mode. Collecting all of the
    Graffiti Souls and painting all the graffiti in one area must unlock them. Then
    you must complete the required challenge, see the special challenges FAQ on
    gamefaqs for more in-depth information on how to complete these challenges.
    After you finish them all, a character will join you. However the hidden
    characters, with the exeption of Roboy and Pots, never appear dancing in the
    garage.
    
       i- A.KU.MU
    This is the final boss of the game. You cannot perform any of his moves though
    :(
    Speed:    Excellent
    Style:    Average
    Lifespan: Excellent
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Unlock this character by: Doing everything for the Fortified Residential Zone
    Additional notes: The fortified residential zone is one of the hardest places
    to get a hidden character because of the levels complexity. Until you know what
    you are doing then this area will give you more then a minor headache.
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      ii- Doom Riders
    You only saw these guys when you had to play against them in Deathball and
    again when you raced around Dokanzaka Hill.
    Speed:    Excellent
    Style:    Excellent
    Lifespan: Excellent
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking on Dokanzaka Hill.
    Additional notes: Has the same stats as Boogie and Clutch.
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     iii- Gouji Rokkaku
    The ringleader of the Rokkaku Group. He is the one who controls Tokyo, and the
    Rokkaku Police. Also, he owns a large tower and likes making evil faces.
    Speed:    Excellent
    Style:    Average
    Lifespan: Excellent
    Cans of paint character can hold: 35
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking on Dokanzaka Hill.
    Additional notes: Same stats as A.KU.MU
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      iv- Immortals
    They're a gang of Mummies (seriously). Controlling the Sky Scraper District and
    Pharaoh Park.
    Speed:    Poor
    Style:    Avarage
    Lifespan: Poor
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking in all Pharaoh Park trials
    Additional notes: Same stats as Love shockers
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       v- Love Shockers
    As with a few other gangs (Poison Jam and Noise Tanks) you may remember these
    guys from Jet Set Radio. This time they take a back seat in the roles, but you
    can still play as them, hurrah!
    Speed:    Poor
    Style:    Average
    Lifespan: Poor
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking on the Hikage Street
    trials.
    Additional notes: Same Stats as the Immortals
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      vi- Noise Tanks
    These guys are a gang of robots hired by the Rokaku group. There are fast and
    there's never one for hours then billions turn up at once, like buses you know.
    Speed:    Excellent
    Style:    Poor
    Lifespan: Excellent
    Cans of paint character can hold: 25
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking on Highway Zero trials.
    Additional notes: Same stats as Roboy
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     vii- NT-3000
    The Noise Tank imposter looks like Yoyo. He has the same stats as him and is
    responsible for one of the main twists in the game.
    Speed:    Good
    Style:    Excellent
    Lifespan: Good
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking on Sky Dinosaurian Park
    trials.
    Additional notes: Same stats as Yoyo
    ---
    
    viii- Poison Jam
    The last gang from the Jet Set Radio. Apart from a few small changes, they
    still look like the badly dressed, crazy monsters from last time.
    Speed:    Average
    Style:    Poor
    Lifespan: Excellent
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking on BOTH levels of the
    underground sewage facility.
    Additional notes: Same stats as Combo
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      ix- Pots
    Pots is also back again. He maybe a dog, but he knows how to skate.
    Speed:    Poor
    Style:    Good
    Lifespan: Excellent
    Cans of paint character can hold: 35
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking on the Kibogaoka Hill
    trials.
    Additional notes: Has a tiny life bar, but it goes down slower so he can take
    more hits.
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       x- Rapid 99
    One of the first gangs you meet, you may have forgotten about them by the end
    of the game, but if you ever complete the 99th street trials, you get these.
    Speed:    Good
    Style:    Excellent
    Lifespan: Poor
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking on all 99th street trials.
    Additional notes: Same stats as Gum
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      xi- Roboy
    Even when you win Roboy he still appears in the garage. An interesting point as
    well about him, is that his eyes turn red and an X appears on a control panel
    on his body when he stops moving, spooky.
    Speed:    Excellent
    Style:    Poor
    Lifespan: Excellent
    Cans of paint character can hold: 25
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking on all Chuo Street trials.
    Additional notes: Same stats as Noise Tanks
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     xii- Zero Beat
    These freaky Beat clones are all in black, have large clawed hands and no feet,
    just skates. They try to mimic Beat and shout the same things he does as you
    skate around.
    Speed:    Average
    Style:    Average
    Lifespan: Average
    Cans of paint character can hold: 30
    Unlock this character by: By getting the JET ranking on all Shibuya Terminal
    trials.
    Additional notes: Same stats as Beat
    
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    6- Thanks and credit
       i- Thanks for reading and credits
    Thanks for taking the time to read this FAQ, I hope you found it useful enjoy
    my other FAQs.
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      ii- Contact information
    If you wish to host this or any other of my guides please write to me at
    mike8580@hotmail.com. Also, please put the subject as something I will
    recognize as a lot of the times it is mistaken for Junk and deleted.
    
    

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