If the mid 90s video games were right, then
car racing is going to be obsolete in the coming years. People are going to continue
to race, but only in new fancy hover vehicles. One of the best examples of the possible future
of racing was Jet Moto, which imagined the future of motocross racing to become something
like hover jet skiing. And if the reality is anything like Jet Moto, it is going to
become even faster, and more violent. Jet Moto took 20 racers, put them on hoverbikes,
and had them race and fight for first place. The game offered plenty of racers to choose
from, including both males and female racers. Each one had their own stats and abilities
and sponsor. It’s nice to know that in the future, even after car racing has fallen to
the side, there is still going to be Mountain Dew and Butterfingers. At least the staples
of my diet are going to make it. The racing in the game was really the best
part. The tracks featured multiple locations, with a variety of surfaces. You will be racing
on a beach and the next thing you know the track would continue on to the water. But
there were also swamps, and mountains. The tracks were also detailed, which affected
your hoverbike. This was really impressive in the early years of the Playstation. I can
remember the graphics being very impressive, with the water effects and biker animations.
It really felt like you were watching a futuristic sport. While the graphics haven’t aged well,
they still have that early 3D charm. What doesn’t have any charm is the difficulty.
I would either be victim to the tracks tricks, or the racers, or just not be fast enough.
It was still fun to race, even though I always lost. But there was also multiplayer, which
was more fun to me. But one thing that was undeniably great was the soundtrack. The surf
rock goes surprisingly well, even though they are from very different times. But one thing that has gone away over the
years is the sense of speed and that is in some degree the fault of other games in the
series. When this was released it felt so fast, but after the two sequels were released,
this one just doesn’t have that same sense anymore. It actually feels kinda slow in comparison. While this started the Jet Moto series with
a bang, the later entries left this game feeling obsolete. It may be worth playing for the
memories, but will not hold your attention like later games.