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.
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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.
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