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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 GameCube This jump didn't go so well.
Starsky & Hutch Windows Typical jump
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Put all my appointments on hold!!!
Starsky & Hutch GameCube Skid == Points

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Alternate Titles

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

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Consoles Plus Xbox Aug, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Gry OnLine Windows Apr 29, 2004 76 out of 100 76
Digital Entertainment News (den) Xbox Nov 26, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de Xbox Jul 01, 2003 73 out of 100 73
Gamesdog PlayStation 2 Nov 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 23, 2003 13 out of 20 65
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Oct, 2003 5.75 out of 10 58
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Jun 25, 2003 11 out of 20 55
IGN GameCube Sep 28, 2004 5.5 out of 10 55
Jeuxpo.com GameCube 2004 5.2 out of 10 52

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