Star Wars: Episode I - Racer

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
71
3.8
Windows
77
3.5
Nintendo 64
85
3.9
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Description

Based upon the Pod Racing scenes of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, your mission as young Anakin Skywalker or as one of a collection of strange characters from around the Galaxy is to compete, survive and win in the high speed challenge of Pod Racing.

Each character has a unique Pod that can be upgraded with the credits you win after each race. Finish first to gain the most prestige and compete in greater and more challenging tracks, including the now famous race along the sand dunes of Tatooine that determined the destiny of many lives.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Nintendo 64 Race intro
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Nintendo 64 Racing on ice
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Nintendo 64 Starting the race
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Racers to your pods !

Alternate Titles

  • "SW E 1 Racer" -- Informal short title
  • "Pod Racer" -- Informal title
  • "スター・ウォーズ エピソード1 レーサー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Remember when Pod Racing was cool? I still think it is... Windows Kartanym (10765)
A maddening rush of speed--and a maddening control system. Windows Trixter (8712)
Best Racing Game Ever! Nintendo 64 darthsith19 (64)
A great racer whether you like Star Wars or not. Nintendo 64 Dark Lord (46)
Great sci-fi, high speed racer Windows Mullet of Death (604)
Fast Windows Sam Hardy (76)
Great game when mixed with a force feedback and a subwolfer. Windows William Shawn McDonie (1088)
High Speed and Action Packed Windows MadCat (55)
Great high-speed racing excitment! Windows Null McNull (29)

Critic Reviews

Mac Game Files Macintosh 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Super Play Nintendo 64 Jun, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Gamekult Nintendo 64 Oct 01, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Nintendo 64 Jul, 1999 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 1999 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Dreamcast Apr 06, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendojo Nintendo 64 Nov 06, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Aug 18, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dreamcast Aug 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Title

Lucas Arts wanted to call this game Pod Racer, but an older game already existed with that name and legal stupidity prevailed.

Voices

Some actors from the movie also appear in the game, including Greg Proops (race commentator) and Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker).

Awards

  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Futuristic Racing Game in 1999
Information also contributed by James1 and Johnny Szary

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Contributed to by Brian Hirt (10002), Kartanym (10765) and Jason Savage (38)