Episode I Racer User Reviews
Hey, you know what game is awesome? F-Zero X. It's fast and furious, the tracks have all these curves and curveballs that force you to react quickly, and it's just plain *bleep*ing fun. Go get it if you haven't already – I shouldn't need to tell you why else!
You know what one of a handful of scenes from The Phantom Menace were any good? Well, there's that underwater scene where Jar Jar Binks shows Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi his homeworld in an effort to hide from the Trade Federation and the war towards the end between the Gungans and the Trade Federation's robots. Oh, and when all of ...
Looks and sounds good...The bad:
...though the music is only there during the final lap; other than that, the constant roar of the pod racer's engine drones on, which is sleep inducing... as is the gameplay for the most part.Summary:
Released in 1999 by Lucas Arts, Star Wars Episode 1: Racer is based off of the race scene in the movie, The Phantom Menance. Loads of people were rather impressed by that scene, so it makes sense to make a game based off of it. Sadly, all this game made me want to do was play F-Zero. F-Zero was exhilerating and to the point; Racer dragged on and on with boring designs, only sometimes throwing a curveball or two.
The idea is to go through the Tournament mode, which means coming first in all three main circuits, plus the invitational circuit. The main circuits consist of seven tracks while the...
Perfectly recreates the Podracing sequence from Episode 1. Excellent graphics & sound. Lots of tracks & racers to unlock. Multiplayer for 2 players.The bad:
Hot on the heels of the Episode 1 movie, this game gives you the chance to be Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, or one of many other podracers and take a few hot laps around the movie's track in the Boonta Classic.
First thing SW fans will notice is the excellent attention to detail, a signature feature of LucasArts titles. The tracks and machines look just like in the movie! You can even visit Watto's shop to upgrade your racer. This game is also extremely fast-Podracers can easily reach over 1000 MPH in a few seconds. Sound-wise, the effects are perfectly recreated and you'll also hear John Willi...
The game starts right out playing. There is really no mention of any of the movie, and no real storyline. And that's the way it should be.
Graphics: Even for N64 these graphcis are pretty good, but it is difficult to get a good look at them going 600+mp (or whatever unit of measure they are using).
Sound: Not much else to hear in this game except for the whine of the different racers. There are little snippets that the parts store owner says.
Gamplay: Very straightforward: Race, win, get money, upgrade, race, etc.
Level Design: Plat and pointy like all N64 levels. There are little shortcuts tha...
This is one of the few reviews I write about bad games, and I'm just writing it to warn you not to buy it. The game is completely pointless, with no changes in the plot what-so-ever, seeing as how there isn't one to begin with. In short, this game stinks. If the beginning to this review and the other reviews doesn't scare you off, there is something wrong with you. <br><br>Story: NONE <br><br>I think games without at least a little bit of a story are absolutely pointless and therefore have no meaning to me in the least bit. <br><br>Graphics 3/10 <br><br>The graphics in this game are outrigh...
Pod racers look cool
The number of tracks
The number of characters
The game was too short
Some of the levels could have been better designed
The pods should have had a wider variety of specs
I had fun with this racer even though it was for a little while. I liked being able to buy parts new or used, and I liked the pit droids and how damage affects your racing. The turbo with limits is also another nice additions since you have to time it and try not to overheat your engines. I liked the nice selection of characters there were, and I also like some of the tracks. The game was too short though. There is practically no replay value once you beat it.
Good for a short time. If you are looking for a racer to last you for a long time, look somewhere else.