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I had such high hopes for this title. I was a fan of the original series of games from back in the day on the Sega Genesis, but the game just didn't do it for me at all. I understand the "hip hop" update, not a far stretch from "funk" i suppose is not totally unreasonable, but perhaps in an effort of "keepin' it real" or whatever... When it's rated E for Everyone, why were there swear words in the game, and they were completely random almost, they came out of the blue like a "did i really just hear that" kind of vibe. About the only things going for it were the music, provided by the original composer/development crews and the extra character, voiced by ChooChoo Soul's Ginevieve Goings (you know, kids shows on Playhouse Disney) sound effects were fun and quirky as usual, and the 2 player was indeed once again a nifty option when going for coop modes just like the old game was. However the 3d controls and follow cameras were lacking as most ineffective 3d games with follow cameras and paths can go wrong they will. It might be worth a nostalgic trip down updated memory lane and it might just squeeze enough fun out for old time sake, but if you're like me, and you're an old school TJ&E fan and a discerning gamer and parent, the swears could have been left out and the cameras need fixing.
When I was kid and even to date this game has provided much of an annoyance. I love the game itself its fun and quirky much like a japanese school girl, but it proves to be challenging at sometimes but not enough it would take days to figure out just small things that get to a person after a short period of time. Its story line is atrocious and boring, The steriotypical street hood characters are stale and the enemies are repetitive, the dialog is what you find in most saturday mourning cartoons and the game itself is much of a cereal box novalty. I give this a 5/10 and it doesn't even make it on my top ten list as xbox games go.