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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 05:35pm 23/04/15 | 6 Comments
This week we take a look at the racing game that took the 'Bantha Poodoo' out of Star Wars Episode I. Released a few weeks before The Phantom Menace hit theatres in 1999, this well-received racer debuted on the N64, PC, and later Sega Dreamcast. How does it hold up today? Well, we find out.

From this weeks entry:
So before the eventual cinematic let-down that is Episode I, Star Wars fans everywhere were understandably excited about the prospect of Pod Racing. Featured prominently across material leading up to the movie’s release, Pod Racing was an understandably exciting new addition to the Star Wars universe. One that turned out to be the Star Wars equivalent of the Bathurst 1000, but with fewer wheels and only a couple more weird looking alien creatures making up the crowd. By focussing on this one aspect of the film, the prospect of playing Episode I: Racer quickly positioned the game as a must play for millions of Star Wars fans.

Click here to read Throwback Thursday - Star Wars Episode I: Racer (1999)



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dais
Posted 06:29pm 23/4/15
I played the hell out of this game, I think on N64. The Star Wars Episode I games were so much better than the movie.
BladeRunner
Posted 07:01pm 23/4/15
I also played that game a lot on the N64. My favourite racing game still.
Audi
Posted 12:45am 24/4/15
Had this on the N64 with the memory expansion. Was mad fun times back then.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 11:09am 24/4/15
I played this to death - one of the best racing games of that era
nachosjustice
Posted 11:30am 24/4/15
It was so f*****g fast!
Arpey
Posted 12:12pm 24/4/15
I used to wreck my mates as the little bat-eared guy with the "slow" but agile podracer. Poor suckers thought it was better to go fast, but when you stopped playing the basic tracks maneuverability won out every time.

HD remake when?
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