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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.


Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Nintendo 64 Starting the race
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Racing over lake fumes. Why are they green? Am I glowing ?
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Post race results.
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows CRASH!

Promo Images

Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Screenshot
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Screenshot
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Screenshot
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Screenshot


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 (12782)
A maddening rush of speed--and a maddening control system. Windows Trixter (9126)
Best Racing Game Ever! Nintendo 64 darthsith19 (70)
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 (653)
Fast Windows Sam Hardy (82)
Great game when mixed with a force feedback and a subwolfer. Windows William Shawn McDonie (1182)
High Speed and Action Packed Windows MadCat (61)
Great high-speed racing excitment! Windows Null McNull (35)

Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 May, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Mac Game Files Macintosh 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
NUKE Computer Gaming Windows 2001 9 out of 10 90
Super Play (Sweden) Nintendo 64 Jun, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Nintendo 64 Jun, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Windows Jun 01, 1999 B+ 83
GameSpot Dreamcast Apr 06, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast Jun 18, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75 (UK) Dreamcast Aug 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70
MacNN Macintosh Dec 27, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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


Some 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
Information also contributed by James1 and Johnny Szary

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Contributed to by Brian Hirt (10073), Kartanym (12782) and Jason Savage (36)