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Star Wars: Episode I - Racer

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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 Windows Different cutscene for each planet
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows The junkyard.
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows What a guest...
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Cutscene continue for several minutes if you don't stop them

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 (10779)
A maddening rush of speed--and a maddening control system. Windows Trixter (8737)
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 (1152)
High Speed and Action Packed Windows MadCat (55)
Great high-speed racing excitment! Windows Null McNull (29)

The Press Says

Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 May, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Game industry News (GiN) Nintendo 64 Jun 02, 1999 4.5 out of 5 90
WomenGamers.com Windows Jul 19, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamer's Pulse Windows 1999 82 out of 100 82
Mac Gamer Macintosh 2000 80 out of 100 80
IGN Windows May 27, 1999 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Gamesmania Windows 1999 75 out of 100 75
Power Unlimited Windows Aug, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Aug 18, 2000 14 out of 20 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 (10014), Kartanym (10779) and Jason Savage (38)