Classic “Star Wars Episode I: Racer” Game Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4


Classic “Star Wars Episode I: Racer” Game Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4

We’ve got great news for fans of Star Wars gaming! According to, the exciting podracing game “Star Wars Episode I: Racer” is soon to be re-released on Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4, complete with modernized controls.

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The news was broken this week at a Nintendo Direct Mini presentation. Originally beloved on the classic N64 console, “Star Wars Episode I: Racer” allows players to build, customize and race their own podracers, just like Anakin in The Phantom Menace. The game will feature many courses throughout the Star Wars universe, definitely including that iconic path through Tatooine! From the designing, to the maintenance and racing of the vehicles, “Racer” makes the perfect game for racing game and Star Wars fans alike.

Features include:

  • 25 playable racers including: Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, and Ratts Tyerell
  • Race tracks spanning 8 unique worlds including: Tatooine, Baroonda, and Malastare
  • Work with pit droids to upgrade your podracer for higher top speeds and acceleration
  • Discover short-cuts and secrets to master your lap times
  • Split-screen multiplayer (Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4) and LAN multiplayer (Nintendo Switch)

Star Wars provided a first look at Star Wars Episode I Racer game scenes:

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Although we’ve not heard a date or price for the game yet, we hope that it will arrive on the Nintendo eShop soon. Did you play this late ’90s classic game? Let us know in the comments!

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2 thoughts on “Classic “Star Wars Episode I: Racer” Game Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4”

  1. I actually bought a new N64 about 5 years ago with this game included. It’s a fun game and the N64 version even had the option of using 2 controllers at the same time (specifically the analogue sticks) to mimic the controls in the movie.
    That being said, I didn’t like how the BGM only starts to play at the start of the 3rd lap. This also mirrors the movie but I think this doesn’t work as well in a video game.

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