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Starsky & Hutch (GameCube)

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Starsky & Hutch is an arcade racing game based on the popular TV series from the 70s, released to tie in with the film. The game includes 18 missions, each based on an episode of the TV show and introduced by Antonio 'Huggy Bear' Fargas. There is also a free roaming mode, in which the player explores the GTA-esque environment looking for action and trouble.

Like the film, the game does not entirely play it straight. Starsky & Hutch are actually shooting a TV show, and the scoring for each mission reflects how ratings-friendly your driving is. You are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals for each mission depending on performance, and must get at least 1 gold and 2 silvers on season 1 for a second season to be commissioned, and 3 golds and 2 silvers in season 2 for there to be a third for you to play through.

The overall goal in each mission is usually to chase and destroy a criminal's car. There is always a secondary target as well. In addition, the player will gain viewers by hitting the bad guy, pulling off elaborate jumps and skids, nearly hitting civilians, and hitting the bonus targets such as canisters which are strewn through the levels. Hitting civilians will lose viewers.

Dave Starsky is the guy behind the steering wheel and Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson shoots out of the windows of the car. On PS2 and XBox a second player can take care of the shooting, using either a light gun or a standard controller. During single player, the aiming is automatic for shooting.

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Starsky & Hutch GameCube Feel the drama?
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Title Screen
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Narrow Alleys
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Main Menu

Alternate Titles

  • "极速双雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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The Press Says

Nintendojo 2004 6.7 out of 10 67
GameSpot Sep 30, 2004 6.4 out of 10 64
GameZone Oct 01, 2004 5.7 out of 10 57
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 17, 2004 11 out of 20 55
IGN Sep 28, 2004 5.5 out of 10 55
Jeuxpo.com 2004 5.2 out of 10 52

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Kabushi (126602) added Starsky & Hutch (GameCube) on Feb 26, 2005
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