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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
|Gamezilla||Jul 07, 1999||84 out of 100||84|
|WomenGamers.com||Jul 19, 1999||8.4 out of 10||84|
|IGN||May 27, 1999||8 out of 10||80|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Aug, 1999||80|
|Spel för Alla||Aug, 1999||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Over Online||May 25, 1999||79 out of 100||79|
|Player One||Jul, 1999||75 out of 100||75|
|Gamesmania.de||1999||75 out of 100||75|
|Power Unlimited||Aug, 1999||7.5 out of 10||75|
|PC Joker||Jul, 1999||71 out of 100||71|
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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
Related Web Sites
- Lucas Arts: Episode 1 Racer (Official site.)
- Star-Wars web site. (The official Star Wars web site for all Star Wars products.)
Brian Hirt (10028) added Star Wars: Episode I - Racer (Windows) on Sep 16, 1999
Credits (138 people)
130 developers, 8 thanks
Duncan Brown, Jacob Stephens, Jon Knoles, Japeth Pieper, Livia Knight, Paul Zinnes, Trey Turner, Stephen HwangTools Programming: