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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.2
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.7

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Game Revolution (Sep, 1999)
Clearly, Jet Moto 3 is the best offering in the series. Its ultra-fast gameplay and overall intensity overshadow its minor faults. Of all the arcade style racers on the market, Jet Moto 3 stands out as the most complex and challenging. The depth proves that much time and care was put into creating the game. Hell, even the manual is in color.
IGN (Sep 03, 1999)
I can't get over it. Jet Moto 2 was such a horrible game, and when I popped this in, all I could say is, "Wow." To simply put it, if you're a Jet Moto nut, and you felt cheated because Jet Moto 2 was so nasty, then prepare to be redeemed. Jet Moto 3 looks, plays, and feels so much better -- you'll be happy with it. Even if you've never played a Jet Moto game, number 3 is the best of the bunch, and if you enjoy futuristic racing games, Jet Moto 3 will be a nice enhancement to that part of your videogame library.
When first introduced, Jet Moto captured the hearts of all the would-be dare devil drivers out there. With its gut-wrenching track designs and go anywhere hover bikes, the game really set itself apart from typical driving games. The follow-up, JM2, didn't quite feel right and I feared that perhaps the series might be doomed. In steps Jet Moto 3 and with it's 19 tracks, 11 drivers and superb hi-res graphics it manages to breathe new life into the series and actually ends up being the best in the series. If you enjoy driving games and are looking for one for one of the most outrageous "go anywhere" racing title out there you owe it to yourself to check out Jet Moto 3. For all you other out there that don't find this type of adrenaline rush exciting I say - Bah, you'll just never get it anyway and would just be better off sticking with something safe like Tricycle Bike Racing…
Gamezilla (Sep 13, 1999)
If you are looking for an insanely fast speed romp, this game is for you. It is fun and I really enjoyed the game. It will get frustrating later on when you constantly fly over cliffs and off ledges but I guess you will just have to use some discipline and slow down. Over the years, the game has lost some of its originality but I think adding the air grapple system helped. All in all, this is a decent game that should give you a few hours of enjoyment.
Video Games (Oct, 1999)
Auch wenn dieses Game manchen vielleicht einen Tick zu hektisch sein mag, und der Verlauf der Kurse nicht immer ganz fair ist, gibt es z.Z. keinen besseren Jet-Racer für die PlayStastion.
GameSpot (Sep 10, 1999)
The feeling of badass-ness from placing first on a difficult track is more rewarding than any CG sequence in the game. And the gameplay itself is sure to make you hope that one day you'll be seeing the Jet Moto championship on your favorite sports network. And while sequels in the movies usually never reach the same status as that of the original, Jet Moto 3 proves that the higher the number, the better the game.
I say this because Jet Moto 3 may even enhance this polarity, which means that you're likely to find even more of the things you liked-or hated-about the previous games. First off JM3 is fast, and I mean fast. That's good. The courses are also more complex, and more challenging. That's also good. But put these two things together and you come up with a game that can seem almost sadistically difficult. That's perhaps not so good; though again, it depends on how you felt about the previous games. To me, having the new game be a step up in difficulty rather than just a new collection of tracks is a plus.
Jet Rider 3 is an enjoyable game. The graphics are good and the game is very fast. However, the handling of the jet bikes takes some getting used to and you'll spend a lot of time smacking into walls. Success depends on using the grapple system, the powerslides and the turbo boost in perfect harmony, and this can take a while to perfect. A good antidote to the po-faced racing sims available.
Video Game City (Jan, 2000)
(PAL version)
Jet Rider 3 kann in keinem Punkt auch nur annähernd an den eingangs genannten Genre-Größen rütteln, was es eigentlich recht schnell zum Ladenhüter abqualifiziert. Bevor sich die 989 Studios nun an Jet Rider 4 machen, sollten sie zuallererst einmal das Gameplay grundlegend überdenken, anstatt weiter den Speed zu steigern. Die Kamera ist nämlich schon jetzt dermassen hektisch (selbst die Engine schickt euch mit den gelben Richtungspfeilen schon mal in die falsche Richtung), dass man JR 3 nur kurze Zeit ohne Kopfschmerzen zocken kann. Schade um die abgespacten Kurse (teils thematisch vom Vorgänger übernommen).
Mega Fun (Jan, 2000)
Im Gegensatz zum gut spielbaren Vorgänger kann mich Jet Rider 3 kaum in Begeisterung versetzen. Der Hauptgrund ist der hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad, der euch sogar im Anfänger-Modus knallhart entgegenschlägt. Schneller Richtungswechsel der Strecke, meist unübersichtliche Kameraführung, Grafikfehler und viele Hindernisse sorgen für eine schnell ansteigende Demotivationskurve. Dank des Richtungpfeils. der Checkpoints und der Grapplestäbe ist es überhaupt erst möglich, einigermaßen durch die teilweise sadistisch schweren Streckenverläufe zu kommen. Meiner Meinung nach werden nur Fans der Serie wirklich mit Jet Rider 3 ihren Spaß haben und solche Freaks, die selbst nach der x-ten Niederlage nicht aufgeben.
This series seems to have run it's course. The first game in the series was an interesting diversion from the rest of the generic racing games on the market. This second sequel was simply a rehash with the best features removed, yet the tightest gameplay. The high difficulty will be too much for even the most experienced gamers to handle, mostly for all the wrong reasons. If you've never played a Jet Moto game, pick up Jet Moto 2 for the real thing.
The Video Game Critic (May 30, 2007)
Like Jet Moto 2, you can have an absolutely abysmal run and still somehow wind up in first place. Gamers who could tolerate the lousy course designs and poor control of the first two Jet Motos should be thrilled with this third chapter. Jet Moto 3 marked the end of the franchise, but it was probably for the best.