Aspyr has released Star Wars Episode l: Racer on Nintendo Switch and PS4. The game is now available digitally on the eShop and PS Store respectively for $14.99. The classic Nintendo 64 racing game, based on the podracing sequence in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, has returned with updated controls.
Star Wars Episode l: Racer has players racing a podracer, speeding through flaming methane lakes, Tusken Raider assaults, anti-gravity tunnels, among other obstacles, in a pulse-pounding, do-or-die fight to the finish line.
The game features 25 iconic Star Wars characters with race tracks spanning eight unique planets including Tatooine, Baroonda, and Malastare; all of which can either be enjoyed via the campaign solo or local multiplayer style with friends.
Here’s what said Elizabeth Howard, vice president of publishing at Aspyr, had to say about modernizing a classic N64 game:
“Get ready to start your engines because one of the galaxy’s most dangerous races is on with the launch of Star Wars Episode l: Racer. Now on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for the first time, we can’t wait to see fans reactions as they experience this Nintendo 64 classic on modern platforms.”