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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.


Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows The junkyard.
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows CRASH!
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Vehicle inspection. Is this a vehicle, or horse carriage with jet engines ?
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Scrappers Run - In a Tunnel

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... Kartanym (10733) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A maddening rush of speed--and a maddening control system. Trixter (8790) unrated
Great sci-fi, high speed racer Mullet of Death (603) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Fast Sam Hardy (76) unrated
Great game when mixed with a force feedback and a subwolfer. William Shawn McDonie (1088) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
High Speed and Action Packed MadCat (55) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Great high-speed racing excitment! Null McNull (29) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

NUKE Computer Gaming 2001 9 out of 10 90
Spel för Alla Aug, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Game.EXE Jun, 1999 4 out of 5 80
Imperium Gier Feb 14, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Over Online May 25, 1999 79 out of 100 79
PC Gamer Aug, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Player One Jul, 1999 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1999 73 out of 100 73
PC Joker Jul, 1999 71 out of 100 71
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 19, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Lucas Arts wanted to call this game Pod Racer, but an older game already existed with that name and legal stupidity prevailed.


Some actors from the movie also appear in the game, including Greg Proops (race commentator) and Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker).


  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Futuristic Racing Game in 1999
Information also contributed by James1 and Johnny Szary

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Brian Hirt (9991) added Star Wars: Episode I - Racer (Windows) on Sep 16, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10733) and Jason Savage (38)