DescriptionBased 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
|Best Racing Game Ever!||darthsith19 (64)|
|A great racer whether you like Star Wars or not.||Dark Lord (46)|
The Press Says
|Total! (Germany)||May, 1999||1.25 out of 6||95|
|Game industry News (GiN)||Jun 02, 1999||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Super Play||Jun, 1999||86 out of 100||86|
|GameSpot||May 24, 1999||8.4 out of 10||84|
|Game Revolution||Jun 01, 1999||B+||83|
|Nintendo Life||May 18, 2013||80|
|Power Unlimited||Jul, 1999||8 out of 10||80|
|Gamekult||Oct 01, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|Gamer's Pulse||Jul 23, 2000||80 out of 100||80|
|Nintendojo||Nov 06, 2000||7 out of 10||70|
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TitleLucas Arts wanted to call this game Pod Racer, but an older game already existed with that name and legal stupidity prevailed.
VoicesSome actors from the movie also appear in the game, including Greg Proops (race commentator) and Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker).
- Total! (Germany)
- Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Futuristic Racing Game in 1999
Related Web Sites
- Lucas Arts: Episode 1 Racer (Official site.)
- Star-Wars web site. (The official Star Wars web site for all Star Wars products.)