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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 First planet
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows The junkyard.
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows The classic introduction
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Dreamcast Racing Demo

Promo Images

Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Screenshot
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Screenshot
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Screenshot
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Screenshot


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... Windows Kartanym (12786)
A maddening rush of speed--and a maddening control system. Windows Trixter (9125)
Best Racing Game Ever! Nintendo 64 darthsith19 (70)
A great racer whether you like Star Wars or not. Nintendo 64 Dark Lord (46)
Great sci-fi, high speed racer Windows Mullet of Death (653)
Fast Windows Sam Hardy (82)
Great game when mixed with a force feedback and a subwolfer. Windows William Shawn McDonie (1182)
High Speed and Action Packed Windows MadCat (61)
Great high-speed racing excitment! Windows Null McNull (35)

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Jun, 1999 91 out of 100 91 Windows Jun 09, 1999 18 out of 20 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Nintendo 64 May 24, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Power Play Windows Jul, 1999 79 out of 100 79
Game Over Online Windows May 25, 1999 79 out of 100 79
PC Gamer Windows Aug, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Player One Windows Jul, 1999 75 out of 100 75 (UK) Dreamcast Aug 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Apr 08, 2000 6 out of 10 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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Contributed to by Brian Hirt (10072), Kartanym (12786) and Jason Savage (36)