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.

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Starsky & Hutch Windows Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Shoot the VR Boosts
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Look Out!
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Drive through the shop with the ugly textures.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 05, 2003 75 out of 100 75
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 01, 2003 72 out of 100 72
XBox-Zone Xbox Aug 02, 2003 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) Xbox Sep 08, 2003 3 out of 5 60
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2003 5.75 out of 10 58
GameZone GameCube Oct 01, 2004 5.7 out of 10 57
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Feb 17, 2004 11 out of 20 55
PC Zone Benelux Windows Aug, 2003 55 out of 100 55
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Jun 25, 2003 11 out of 20 55
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Sep, 2003 C 50

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