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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 Boonta Eve training track.
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows A pre-race cutscene.
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Almost eight-hundred miles an hour !!! FEEL THE THUNDER !!!
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Abyss - Upper Track

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 (12768)
A maddening rush of speed--and a maddening control system. Windows Trixter (9119)
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 Windows Jul 19, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Revolution Nintendo 64 Jun 01, 1999 B+ 83
Gamer's Pulse Windows 1999 82 out of 100 82
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Imperium Gier Windows Feb 14, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game.EXE Windows Jun, 1999 4 out of 5 80
Mac Gamer Macintosh 2000 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Windows Aug, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Joker Windows Jul, 1999 71 out of 100 71 (UK) Dreamcast Aug 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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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 (10056), Kartanym (12768) and Jason Savage (36)