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Starsky & Hutch (Windows)

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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 So many things to shoot at
Starsky & Hutch Windows Chasing bad guys
Starsky & Hutch Windows Oops i did it again
Starsky & Hutch Windows It's fun to brake stuff

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Gamesmania Jul 28, 2003 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Jul 05, 2003 75 out of 100 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2003 73 out of 100 73
PC Action Aug 20, 2003 71 out of 100 71
Imperium Gier Feb 07, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot UK Sep 20, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 23, 2003 13 out of 20 65
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2003 65 out of 100 65
IGN Oct 16, 2003 5.5 out of 10 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Erwie84 (155) added Starsky & Hutch (Windows) on Jul 05, 2003
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