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Star Wars: Episode I - Racer

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
82
3.9
Dreamcast
71
3.8
Nintendo 64
84
3.9

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - N64 (US):

    FEEL THE FORCE

    600 MPH

    4 FT. OFF THE GROUND

    JOIN JEDI-TO-BE ANAKIN SKYWALKER IN THE STAR WARS RACE OF YOUR LIFE!

    • Relive all the thrill and excitement of the Podracer sequence from Star Wars: Episode I.
    • Hang on tight - with afterburners on, Podracers max out at a simulated 600 mph!
    • Race in furious competition against 21+ opponents.
    • Take on over 21 tracks on 8 unique worlds!
    • Avoid hazards such as methane lakes, meteor showers and Tusken Raiders.
    • Spectacular 3D environments.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Jun 11, 2007.

Back of N64 Box - EN/German/French/Dutch/Spanish/Italian:

    Feel the Force of 600mph - 4ft off the ground!



    Step up and strap in to a supercharged Podracer and relive all the thrills and excitement of the furious racing sequence from Star Wars: Episode I.

    • 23 original characters taken from the blockbusting movie.
    • Blast across more than 20 tracks: one or two player modes!
    • Customise your Podracer using a massive array of upgrades.


    Die Macht der Geschwindigkeit!



    Steuere Deinen Podracer in schweißtreibenden Rennduellen auf 7 exotischen Planeten des fantastischen Star Wars-Universums!

    • 23 Original-Charaktere aus dem neuen Kinofilm!
    • Rasante Rennduelle im 2-Spieler-Modus!
    • Konstruiere Deinen ultimativen Podracer!


    Que la Vitesse soit avec toi!



    Une multitude de courses et de duels vous attendent sur 7 planètes du monde fantastique de la Guerre des Etoiles!

    • 23 personnages originaux tirés de Star Wars: Episode I!
    • Une vitesse incroyable sur 20 parcours et en mode 2 joueurs!
    • Personnalisez et trafiquez votre propre Podracer!


    De kick van de snelheid!



    Bestuur je eigen Podracer in een serie zenuwslopende races op 7 exotische planeten uit het Star Wars universum!

    • 23 originele characters uit de speelfilm!
    • Meer dan 20 parcours voor 1 of 2 spelers!
    • Bouw je eigen ultieme Podracer!


    ¡El poder de la velocidad!



    ¡Atraviesa las barreras del tiempo y explora 7 exóticos planetas del universo de Star Wars!

    • ¡23 personajes de la pelicula: Star Wars: Episode I!
    • Más de 20 circuitos - Modo para 2 jugadores
    • ¡Construye tu propia nave, con increibles mejoras!


    La Forza della Velocità!



    Indirizza il tuo Podracer in corse emozionanti su 7 pianeti esotici del fantastico universo Star Wars!

    • 23 personaggi originali dal successo cinematografico!
    • Corse ad alta velocità nel modello per 2 giocatori!
    • Costruisci il tuo ultimativo Podracer!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66271) on Dec 03, 2005.

Back of Jewel Case - Dreamcast (US):

    FEEL THE FORCE 600 MPH 4FT. OFF THE GROUND



    • Relive all the thrill and excitement of the Podracer sequence from Star Wars: Episode I.
    • Hang on tight - with afterburners on, Podracers max out at a simulated 600mph!
    • Race in furious competition against 21+ opponents.
    • Take on over 21 tracks on 8 unique worlds!
    • Avoid hazards such as methane lakes, meteor showers and Tusken Raiders.
    • Spectacular 3D environments.
    • Vehicle sound effects and epic soundtrack taken directly from Episode I
    • Use Sega Dreamcast's Internet connection to upload high scores via the Sega Dreamcast Network.

    Contributed by kcar181- (532) on Nov 28, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Nintendo 64:

    Glymphids, Toongs and you, young Skywalker: Start your Podracers!



    Star Wars: Episode I: Racer is an exciting racing game based on the pivotal Podracing sequence in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Players can re-create the excitement of George Lucas's hit movie by piloting 23 different Podracers through 25 of the toughest tracks in the galaxy.

    Brought to life by authentic voice samples and the imaginative characters from Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode I: Racer appeals to game fans of all ages and skill levels.

    You can can upgrade your Podracer by doing well in the game's deep Tournament Mode. The irascible Watto drives a hard bargain at his shop and junkyard, but you'll have to deal with him if you want to build the ultimate Podracer. Two friends can race head-to-head.

    Star Wars: Episode I: Racer has earned an "E" (everyone) rating by the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board. Games rated "E" are suitable for persons age six or older.

    Players save data directly to the Game Pak and, if they choose, feel the strength of the Force through the Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak. Star Wars: Episode I: Racer can be played in hi-res mode with the use of the Nintendo 64 Expansion Pak, but the game can also enjoyed without the Expansion Pak.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (52133) on Apr 28, 2005.

LucasArts website - Windows/Dreamcast/Nintendo 64:
    Climb on, strap in and experience the pure adrenaline-pumping excitement of the Podracing sequence from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Take the controls as Jedi-to-be Anakin Skywalker, or any one of over 20 Podracers, and feel the full-force blast of two massive jet engines at simulated speeds of up to 600 mph. Rein in a turbine-driven chariot through 8 spectacular worlds. Negotiate through flaming methane lakes, Tusken Raider assaults, anti-gravity tunnels and much more in a pulse-pounding, do-or-die fight to the finish where anyone will do anything to cross the finish line. How far will you go?

    • Relive all the thrills and excitement of the Podrace sequence from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
    • With afterburners on, Podracers max out at a simulated 600 mph.
    • Race in furious competition against 20-plus opponents.
    • Take on over 20 tracks in 8 unique worlds.
    • Avoid hazards such as methane lakes, meteor showers and Tusken Raiders.
    • Spectacular 3D environments (3D hardware required for PC version)
    • Sound effects and epic soundtrack taken directly from Episode I.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66271) on Jul 26, 2004.

E3 Press Release:
    Star Wars® Races To Nintendo 64

    Star Wars®: Episode I: Racer’ Brings Movie Action To Your Living Room

    LOS ANGELES, May 12, 1999 - Strap yourself in to experience the galaxy's most anticipated and only game racing challenge… Star Wars: Episode I: Racer. Nintendo 64 puts gamers in the role of Anakin Skywalker and more than 20 other Star Wars characters in the heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping Podracing sequence from the film Star Wars® Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Developed with the power of N64 in mind and published by LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC, Star Wars: Episode I: Racer for the N64 will be exclusively sold by Nintendo. The game will be available the week of May 17 for a suggested retail price of $69.95. In conjunction with the game's launch, Nintendo will offer a Limited Edition Nintendo 64 Star Wars: Episode I: Racer hardware Bundle, which includes a system, game and one controller, for a suggested retail price of $149.95.

    In the outlaw sport of Podracing, players compete for the Galactic Championship by skimming across massive Star Wars landscapes at breakneck speeds of up to 600 miles per hour. Podracers are custom-designed vehicles tethered to dual jet engines. Players must use their racing skills and quick reflexes to "rein" in the Podracer's powerful engines and beat their opponents to the finish line.

    "Star Wars: Episode I: Racer not only captures all of the speed and excitement from the breath-taking Podracing sequence in the landmark film, it goes much further," says Peter Main, Nintendo's executive vice president, sales and marketing. "N64 owners will also find new locations and characters that are not in the film. If you want a heart-pounding Episode I experience, your N64 has it."

    Choose to play as 23 different characters including Anakin Skywalker, the only human capable of competing in the dangerous Podrace, and a host of alien creatures hailing from the Star Wars universe. Each character operates its own personalized Podracer with variable acceleration, technique and top speed attributes. Execute a daring jump over giant gaps in the skyway on the planet of Ord Ibanna, or rotate the Podracer on its side to negotiate a tight squeeze through Beggar's Canyon on Anakin's home world of Tatooine. There are a total of 25 courses on seven different Star Wars worlds.

    With each race qualification, players earn funds to repair and upgrade their Podracer. They can use new parts from Watto's Shop or scavenge the junkyard for used or damaged items. Prior to each race, inspect your Podracer's performance status in the racing bay. During the race you can repair engine damage with the touch of a button, but prepare to sacrifice your current position.

    A number of game play modes in Star Wars: Episode I: Racer keep the racing action fast and furious. One-player "Free Play" allows pilots to race on any available track. "Tournament Mode" features three difficulty levels and the chance to be crowned Galactic Champion. The game's two-player mode allows users to go head-to-head with a horizontal split screen. Star Wars: Episode I: Racer supports the N64 Expansion Pak’ for stunning, high-resolution graphics. Rumble Pak compatibility lets gamers "feel" the power of the Podracer engines.

    Nintendo Power Magazine will release an official Star Wars: Episode I: Racer Player's Guide to coincide with the launch of the game on May 17.

    LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is a leading international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Lucasfilm's businesses include George Lucas' film and television production and distribution activities as well as the business activities of the THX Group. Lucas Digital, which consists of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, provides visual effects and audio post-production services to the entertainment industry. Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all Lucasfilm's film and television properties. Lucas Learning strives to create an "uncommon learning" experience by offering engaging interactive software products that provide learning opportunities through exploration and discovery.

    Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than one billion video games worldwide, and has created such industry icons as Mario and Donkey Kong and launched franchises like The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy - the world's best-selling video game system. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in North America.

    The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates Star Wars: Episode I: Racer "E", or appropriate for "Everyone." For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.

    For more information about Star Wars: Episode I: Racer or any other Nintendo product visit the company's web site, www.nintendo.com.

    Contributed by skl (1147) on Feb 17, 2004.

LucasArts Company Store Catalog (Spring 1999):
    Climb on, strap in and experience the pure adrenaline-pumping excitement of Podracing. Take the controls as Jedi-to-be Anakin Skywalker, or any one of over 20 Podracers, and feel the blast of two massive jet engines at simulated speeds of up to 600 mph. Negotiate through a variety of obstacles in a do-or-die fight where anyone will do anything to cross the finish line. How far will you go?



    • Race in furious competition against 20+ opponents.
    • Rein in a turbine-driven chariot over 20+ tracks on 8 unique worlds!
    • Choose from 20+ Podracers and upgrade with new and/or salvaged parts including faster engines and thrusters.

    Contributed by Riamus (8121) on Nov 02, 2003.

LucasArts Company Store Catalogue (Winter 1999/2000):
    TWO ENGINES. NO LIMITS.

    Feel the Force at 600 mph and four feet off the ground. Take the controls as any one of over 20 Podracers, and feel the full-force blast of two massive jet engines. Rein in a turbine-driven chariot through eight spectacular worlds. It's a do-or-die fight where anyone will do anything to cross the finish line first. How far will you go?

  • Maneuver through a variety of obstacles including meteor showers and Tusken Raiders.

  • Race in furious competition against 20+ opponents.

  • Compete on over 20 unique tracks in spectacular 3D.

  • Features jake Lloyd as the voice of Anakin Skywalker.

  • Experience realistic vehicle sound effects and epic soundtrack taken directly from the Episode I film.

  • Supports most DirectX-compatible Force Feedback joysticks and steering wheels.

    "4 out of 4 stars"
    -- USA Today

    Contributed by MAT (66268) on May 26, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Feel the Force 600 MPH 4ft off the ground.

  • Relive all the thrill and excitement of the Podracer sequence from Star Wars: Episode I.
  • Hang on tight - with afterburners on, Podracers max out at a simulated 600mph!
  • Race in furious competition against 21+ opponents.
  • Take on over 21 tracks on 8 unique worlds!
  • Avoid hazards such as methane lakes, meteor showers and Tusken Raiders.
  • Spetcatular 3d environments.
  • Vehicle sound effects and epic soundtrack taken directly from Episode I
  • Supports most DirectX-compatible force-feedback joysticks and steering columns.
  • Multiplayer support through LAN for up to 8 players.

  • Contributed by Brian Hirt (10020) on Sep 16, 1999.