Reviews and Problems with Star Wars Episode 1 Racer
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20 May 2007
Excerpt: Being a bif Star Wars fan, I bought this game on PC and loved it. Unfortunately, the disk it now covered in scratch marks that have completely ruined the disk. So the moment I saw this in my local store, I instantly bought it and played it. Most of the racing games that were released for the Dreamcast were mediocre but there were a few that were actually quite good. This is one of those games. The graphics are actually quite good but they aren't brilliant.
Pros: Fun, addictive, great looks, noises, interesting environments
Cons: Slightly out of date graphics, wasy to crash
Excerpt: All Star Wars games on the PC have been amazing, its a fact. Dark Forces, Xwing VS Tie Fighter nd the simply amazing Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight, simply the best Star Wars game ever. Unfortunately, consoles have not had as much luck with Episode 1 and Jedi Power Battles on the playstation. Actually, its only Playstation Star Wars games that have been a mager flop as the two N64 games, Rogue Squadron and the mighty Racer were 2 of the best games ever created.
Excerpt: For fans of Star Wars who were disappointed by George Lucas' first new episode on the big screen there is fortunately some consolation in the form of Racer for the Dreamcast. This fast and furious science fiction arcade racer has already proved its worth on the PC and Nintendo 64 but now it makes its appearance on the Dreamcast.
Excerpt: i now all about this game because i had it on the n64, and its fun, really fun, you start off with some rubbish characters and some easy race tracks, but that all changes, as you get further, the tracks get harder and the characters get better and faster, even more so when you buy upgrades with the money you earn from wining races! so you end up batting around a twisty track with some way cool character at up to 600mph!
Excerpt: The simultaneous release of Star Wars Episode I on videotape and Star Wars Episode I:Racer for the Dreamcast was no coincidence; with Episode I merchandising for toys and other items fizzling and with Episode II still a ways off, LucasFilm and LucasArts were looking to give Episode I a much-needed shot in the arm.
Excerpt: Before this game was released, everybody knew that there was no extra modes or options included for the dreamcast version. Fine, we'll just take the game as it comes because it is so good anyway. I played this games for about three hours and already was about 45% into the game already. I was thinking how easy this games is, but then I hit one track which was so difficult I have had to stop playing the game. This learning curve was a bit vertical.
Excerpt: Just about the only decent use of The Phantom Menace license, Lucasarts racer was an exhilarating experience on Playstation, N64 and PC. It finally comes to the Dreamcast and is pretty much an excellent conversion. With very good graphics, pumping tunes and suitably bombastic sound effects Episode 1 Racer conveys the high-speed thrills and spills of pod racing extremely effectively. Pod handling ? reminiscent of Wipeout ?
Excerpt: Star wars episode 1: racer is fun as long as you don’t really want much out of the game. It is very quick and has good graphics at times at is reminiscent of the pod racer scene with Anakin in a 600 mile per hour race. For the hardcore fans it is good because basically it is star wars that is filled with very fast energetic action with a few different tracks. All this is added to with the good game play and the good handling and they superb quality of the vehicles.
Excerpt: The best bit of the Episode 1: The Phantom Menace movie was undoubtedly the pod race sequence, in which young Skywalker blasted over the surface of Tatooine in a contraption built using two jet engines. It's this sci-fi chariot-style race that's captured here, with those 600mph speeds recreated so well you'll feel yourself leaning back in the chair as your pod racer blasts from the starting line.
Summary: Voilà enfin un jeu qui donne de véritables sensations de vitesse. C’est parti pour 900Km/heure de bonheur. Concernant Star Wars je n’ai pas besoin de présenter, tout le monde connaît cette fantastique saga. Le jeu Star Wars Racer reprend les folles courses de Podracers dans Star Wars : Episode I. Et tout le monde est d’accord pour dire que c’est presque une des meilleurs scènes du film. Mais revenons en au jeu lui-même.