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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 Snow tunnel
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows First planet
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Nintendo 64 Main menu
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Nintendo 64 Intro

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 (10785)
A maddening rush of speed--and a maddening control system. Windows Trixter (8743)
Best Racing Game Ever! Nintendo 64 darthsith19 (65)
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

The Video Game Critic Dreamcast May 18, 2005 A- 91
Mac Game Files Macintosh 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 09, 1999 18 out of 20 90
GameSpot Nintendo 64 May 24, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Revolution Windows Jun 01, 1999 B+ 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Dreamcast Apr 06, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendojo Nintendo 64 Nov 06, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Jun 19, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
FiringSquad Windows Jun 06, 1999 50 out of 100 50

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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 (10020), Kartanym (10785) and Jason Savage (38)