Episode 1: Racer was originally released on N64 and PC as a tie-in to climactic lightsaber battle -- into a full-blown game. It's being spruced up for modern consoles by Aspyr, which also handled the recent and Jedi Academy remasters.back in 1999, adapting the movie's rather excellent pod racing sequence -- which isn't quite as good as the
"We can't wait to see fans reactions as they experience this Nintendo 64 classic on modern platforms," Elizabeth Howard, Asypr's vice president of publishing, said in a release.
It costs $15, which is a little pricey for a 21-year-old game without online multiplayer, but you can engage in the old-school joy that is split-screen multiplayer. It also has all the cool Star Wars music and sound effects, 25 playable characters, and race tracks that span eight planets. The hardest track also offers a little taste of Anakin's future, since it's situated in a volcano (on Baroonda rather than Mustafar).
"It's a great game and it has emotional resonance," producer James Vicari told StarWars.com in April. "We really believe in reuniting fans with something they cherished, or connecting a new audience with something they may have missed."
The game got a PS2 sequel, Racer Revenge, in 2002, and that was in 2016.