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DescriptionBased 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
- Console Generation Exclusive: Nintendo 64
- Inspiration: Movies
- Software Pyramide releases
- Star Wars licensees
- Star Wars: Racer series
|Remember when Pod Racing was cool? I still think it is...||Windows||Kartanym (12738)|
|A maddening rush of speed--and a maddening control system.||Windows||Trixter (9110)|
|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)|
|The Video Game Critic||Nintendo 64||May 18, 2005||A||100|
|Mega Fun||Nintendo 64||Jun, 1999||91 out of 100||91|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Nintendo 64||Jun 08, 1999||18 out of 20||90|
|Game Revolution||Windows||Jun 01, 1999||B+||83|
|Gamer's Pulse||Windows||1999||82 out of 100||82|
|AppleLinks.Com||Macintosh||2000||4 out of 5||80|
|PC Joker||Windows||Jul, 1999||71 out of 100||71|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Dreamcast||Aug 18, 2000||14 out of 20||70|
|Eurogamer.net (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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TitleLucas 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.".
VoicesSome 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
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Windows Credits (138 people)
130 developers, 8 thanks
Duncan Brown, Jacob Stephens, Jon Knoles, Japeth Pieper, Livia Knight, Paul Zinnes, Trey Turner, Stephen HwangTools Programming: