Star Wars Super Bombad Racing - PS2

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Star Wars Super Bombad Racing (PS2)
Also for: PC, Power Mac, Dreamcast
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: LucasLearning Soft. Co.: LucasLearning
Publishers: LucasArts (US/JP)
Activision (GB)
Released: 2001 (US/JP)
25 May 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+, ESRB Everyone
Accessories: Memory Card
Features: Vibration Function Compatible, Analogue Control Compatible: analogue sticks only, Multitap adaptable


There are a vast number of Star Wars-based games across many platforms, some of which slavishly follow the plots of the movies, but more often than not tend to digress somewhere along the (story)line. This is one such game, and it rocks. Although not based upon scenes featured in any of the films, Super Bombad Racing incorporates the karting aspect of the racing genre for its next outing onto PlayStation 2.

Similar in many ways to Nintendo classic Super Mario Kart, Bombad Racing is targeted at a somewhat younger audience. The likes of Darth Maul, Anakin and Yoda are all present, but come complete with super-deformed bodies and bloated heads. But that’s not to say an older audience can’t enjoy the game. Indeed, some sections of Bombad Racing pose a formidable challenge. Unsurprisingly, tracks are from locations seen within the film, including the Naboo swamps and the Pod Circuit. All tracks feature lush environments that add a great sense of fantasy to Bombad Racing. In true Mario Kart style, each track location is heavily populated with numerous power ups, although most of these are of a defensive nature, meaning violent conduct in this light-hearted game is almost non-existent. As long as your interest in the Star Wars phenomenon is not obsessive and you don’t take your gaming too seriously, you’ll get along just fine with Bombad Racing.