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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 Windows Chasing bad guys
Starsky & Hutch Windows It's fun to brake stuff
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Exploding Barrells
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Drive through the shop with the ugly textures.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Digital Entertainment News (den) Xbox Nov 26, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 2003 73 out of 100 73
XBox-Zone Xbox Aug 02, 2003 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot UK Windows Sep 20, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68 (UK) PlayStation 2 Jul 03, 2003 6 out of 10 60
GameZone GameCube Oct 01, 2004 5.7 out of 10 57 Xbox Jun 25, 2003 11 out of 20 55 GameCube 2004 5.2 out of 10 52
Joystick (French) Windows Sep, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Sep, 2003 C 50


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