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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 What a guest...
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Dreamcast Crossing a Bridge
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Scrappers Run - Cruising the Clouds
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Almost eight-hundred miles an hour !!! FEEL THE THUNDER !!!

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 (12710)
A maddening rush of speed--and a maddening control system. Windows Trixter (9116)
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 (1180)
High Speed and Action Packed Windows MadCat (61)
Great high-speed racing excitment! Windows Null McNull (35)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 May 18, 2005 A 100
NUKE Computer Gaming Windows 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gamezilla Windows Jul 07, 1999 84 out of 100 84 Windows Jul 19, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Spel för Alla Windows Aug, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Way Too Many Games Nintendo Switch Jun 24, 2020 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Aug, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Link Nintendo Switch Jan 04, 2021 76 out of 100 76 Nintendo Switch Jun 29, 2020 65 out of 100 65


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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. According to Racer project lead Jon Knoles, the other game was Ubisoft's 1997 futuristic racer POD, "Planet of Death.".


Some actors from the movie also appear in the game, including Greg Proops (Fode, 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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