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Star Wars Episode 1: Racer, Hits Top Speed On The Nintendo Switch & PlayStation 4

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J. Johnson

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21 years ago, Episode 1: Racer became the second best thing to come out of the prequel trilogy after “Duel of the Fates“. Fast forward to today and anyone who didn’t experience the classic racing game then, can now enjoy it as Star Wars Episode 1: Racer has been released for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. Although the game was supposed to come out in May, it was pushed back indefinitely due to the pandemic, but now it has arrived.

The classic pod-racing simulator gives the player handle on to play as different characters from different systems of the Star Wars universe and pod-race a wide variety of tracks and customize the podracers as you win the race.

In many respects, the game has been largely compared to F-Zero for its breakneck speed and wide, well-designed tracks. Although, the twist with Episode 1: Racer, is that the player has to keep an eye on the condition of their individual pods and slow down to repair them when they’ve taken too much damage. Star Wars Episode 1: Racer features both a single-player campaign and multiplayer split-screen options.

The game originally came out in 1999, alongside the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Meance but was later ported to the Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, and Game Boy Color. The Nintendo 64 version received a special edition Star Wars Episode I: Racer hardware bundle, including the standard gray and black console and a copy of the game. While the Game Boy Color version featured an entirely different approach to the gameplay from its console and PC counterparts. This version is the first time it has been approved for re-released by Disney and LucasArts for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Get on the track and test your skills to be the best racer in the galaxy today by purchasing Star Wars Episode 1: Racer for $14.99.

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