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Starsky & Hutch

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Starsky & Hutch is an arcade racing game based on the popular TV series from the 70s, released to tie in with the film. The game includes 18 missions, each based on an episode of the TV show and introduced by Antonio 'Huggy Bear' Fargas. There is also a free roaming mode, in which the player explores the GTA-esque environment looking for action and trouble.

Like the film, the game does not entirely play it straight. Starsky & Hutch are actually shooting a TV show, and the scoring for each mission reflects how ratings-friendly your driving is. You are awarded gold, silver or bronze medals for each mission depending on performance, and must get at least 1 gold and 2 silvers on season 1 for a second season to be commissioned, and 3 golds and 2 silvers in season 2 for there to be a third for you to play through.

The overall goal in each mission is usually to chase and destroy a criminal's car. There is always a secondary target as well. In addition, the player will gain viewers by hitting the bad guy, pulling off elaborate jumps and skids, nearly hitting civilians, and hitting the bonus targets such as canisters which are strewn through the levels. Hitting civilians will lose viewers.

Dave Starsky is the guy behind the steering wheel and Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson shoots out of the windows of the car. On PS2 and XBox a second player can take care of the shooting, using either a light gun or a standard controller. During single player, the aiming is automatic for shooting.


Starsky & Hutch GameCube Shoot the VR Boosts
Starsky & Hutch Windows It's fun to brake stuff
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Special Event!
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Don't shoot the green lights, though

Alternate Titles

  • "极速双雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Aug, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Consoles Plus Xbox Aug, 2003 82 out of 100 82
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Sep 06, 2004 B 75
4Players.de Xbox Jul 01, 2003 73 out of 100 73
Gamesdog PlayStation 2 Nov 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot UK Windows Sep 20, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot GameCube Sep 30, 2004 6.4 out of 10 64
GameZone GameCube Oct 01, 2004 5.7 out of 10 57
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jun 25, 2003 11 out of 20 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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