Star Wars Episode I: Racer is Coming To The Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4!

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Star Wars: The Phantom Menace gave us many questionable things… Jar Jar Binks, Darth Vader as a preteen going “YIPEE!”, the weird Padawan rat-tail… but it gave us one thing that was undeniably awesome.

…no, not you. You weren’t awesome until The Clone Wars.

I’m talking about podracing. If you’re like me, you have fond memories of playing Episode I: Racer on the Nintendo 64. Now you can bring those memories back because the game is coming to the Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4!

The game features all the races from Episode I, including Anakin, Sebulba, and a bunch of people whose names you probably don’t remember unless you played this game obsessively when you were a kid.

It says something that the only canon image of one of Bozzie Baranta is from the game… ©Lucasfilm

Racers can upgrade their pods, race across the galaxy, and play against rivals in split-screen and LAN multiplayer! Experience the action with all the graphical fidelity of 1999!

Just look at them pixels! ©Lucasfilm

More into lightsabers? Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, which allows you to build your own Padawan from the ground up, has also been released on both platforms, and is available right now!

Which racer will you be backing? Anakin? Sebulba? Or… uh… *squints at notes* Mawhonic? Let us know in the comments!

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Austin Lang is an Orlando local with a love of Disney, puns, and Disney puns. He's been a contributing writer for AllEars since 2019, and has been sharing his quirky view of Disney life ever since.

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