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Description

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.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Anakin's Podracer
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Get ready to go !!!
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Sebula's Podracer
Star Wars: Episode I - Racer Windows Don't drive to quickly if you don't want to break the ice

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

Trailer


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... Kartanym (12706) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A maddening rush of speed--and a maddening control system. Trixter (9115) unrated
Great sci-fi, high speed racer Mullet of Death (653) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Fast Sam Hardy (82) unrated
Great game when mixed with a force feedback and a subwolfer. William Shawn McDonie (1180) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
High Speed and Action Packed MadCat (61) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Great high-speed racing excitment! Null McNull (35) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Jun 09, 1999 18 out of 20 90
NUKE Computer Gaming 2001 9 out of 10 90
WomenGamers.com Jul 19, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Spel för Alla Aug, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Jul, 1999 79 out of 100 79
Game Over Online May 25, 1999 79 out of 100 79
Power Unlimited Aug, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Action (Germany) Jun, 1999 73 out of 100 73
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul 01, 1999 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Title

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.".

Voices

Some actors from the movie also appear in the game, including Greg Proops (Fode, race commentator) and Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker).

Awards

  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Futuristic Racing Game in 1999
Information also contributed by James1 and Johnny Szary

Related Web Sites

Brian Hirt (10020) added Star Wars: Episode I - Racer (Windows) on Sep 16, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Rik Hideto (461317), Kartanym (12706) and Jason Savage (36)
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