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Jet Force Gemini (Nintendo 64)

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Twins Juno and Vela, and their dog Lupus, are Jet Force Gemini, intergalactic police. Their mission? Stop the evil space bug, Mizar, from his goal of galactic conquest with his seemingly-infinite army of Drones. They'll have to stop along multiple planets along the way, and assisting King Jeff and rescuing his subjects, the Tribals.

Jet Force Gemini is a third-person shooter which revels in making gigantic creepy bugs explode into dribbly mucousy bits. The Jet Force team are given progressively more powerful weapons, from the Machine Gun, which rips through both enemies and ammo, the Plasma Shotgun, which you can charge up for some explosive fireworks, and the Tri-Rocket Launcher, which fires three rockets with every shot, sending explosive doom in the direction of your target. There's also the Fish Food, which, as the name implies, is used to feed fish.

Each member of the team has their own special abilities - Juno can walk through lava without any trouble, Vela can swim underwater, and Lupus can hover for short distances and travel through tight spaces. These abilities are required to fully access areas that they previously couldn't reach. The team also get the help of Floyd the Droid, a hovering robot that can be controlled by player two as a floating gun with infinite ammo when he joins your team.

The game also includes three different multiplayer modes: Battle - featuring most options of an average First Person Shooter but with a third-person perspective, Target Shoot - a shooting gallery with a first-person view, and Racing, which includes some kart-like racing as well as old-school top down racing games.


Jet Force Gemini Nintendo 64 Juno's Spacecraft touches down in one of the level intros
Jet Force Gemini Nintendo 64 In water. Not lake, can't swim.
Jet Force Gemini Nintendo 64 The options menu, which contains typical Rare-style detailed statistics.
Jet Force Gemini Nintendo 64 The intro screen, which changes the more you complete the game.

Alternate Titles

  • "Star Twins" -- Japanese title
  • "スターツインズ" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

A really patchy Action Adventure offering from Rare. AkibaTechno (228) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars
A beautifully constructed frustrating waste of time Todd DeBonis (3) 1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars

The Press Says

HappyPuppy Nov 11, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target Jun 22, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
Power Unlimited Dec, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Nov, 1999 B 75
The Next Level Jan 02, 2000 B 75 Oct, 2003 7.3 out of 10 73
Nintendo Life Aug 24, 2013 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Gaming Age Sep 19, 2004 B- 67
Spel för Alla Jan, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Cincinnati Enquirer 2000 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 38


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Some of the names have a mythological influence. The cargo ship Anubis is named after the jackal-headed Egyptian God of Mummification and the Afterlife, while the battleship Sekhmet was named for the lioness-headed Goddess of War. Also, although Juno was named after 3 Juno, the third asteroid to be discovered by the human race, his name is also the Roman name of Hera, the queen of the Greek Pantheon, and wife of Zeus.

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Josh Merker (11) added Jet Force Gemini (Nintendo 64) on Apr 13, 2001