Star Wars Episode 1: Racer - Dreamcast

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Also for: PC, Game Boy Color, N64
Viewed: 3D First-person / Third-person Genre:
Arcade origin:No
Developer: LucasArts Soft. Co.: Activision
Publishers: LucasArts (GB)
Released: Apr 2000 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Visual Memory Card, VGA Compatible, Vibration Pack


Hold onto your hats race fans, because you’re about to go faster than you’ve ever gone before. In star Wars Episode One Racer for the Sega Dreamcast you can hit speeds of over 700 miles per hour! You’re going to need the force to help guide you as the action comes thick and fast. One of the most impressive scenes in the film The Phantom Menace was the pod-racing section and now you have your chance to see if you can handle the pace. You can choose from several different pod-racers at the start of the game and try to find one that matches your driving style. Different pods have varying characteristics and you can use the money that you win from races to upgrade your pod. You can also visit Watto’s junkyard to find cheaper parts but don’t go there looking for quality.

The feeling of speed and scale in Episode 1 Racer is astounding. You’ll need to concentrate or it’s likely that even a momentary lapse will cause you to get personal with the wall. It’s a nice feeling when you do get it right, tilting your pod sideways to make it through narrow sections or coming first on a tricky circuit. There is a balancing act between top speed and manoeuvrability. If you need to make a tight corner you can pull back on the controller which improves handling. On the other hand, by holding up for a few sections, the afterburners become primed. Get ready for laundry day because when you boost… you boost! The graphics and sound are top notch, even at these speeds everything is so smooth and playable. Included also is an option to post your best times to the Internet in case you feel the need to show off. Episode 1 Racer is fast, furious and fun.