Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing

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Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing
Star Wars Super Bombad Racing boxart.jpg
North American PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s) Lucas Learning
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • NA April 23, 2001
  • EU May 25, 2001
Genre(s) Kart racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing is a racing video game with characters from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode IV, and Star Wars Episode VI. The playable characters are portrayed in a humorous light in the super deformed style (featuring unusually large heads and small bodies). This game is only available for the PlayStation 2, as the Dreamcast, Windows, and Apple Macintosh versions were cancelled.[1][2]

Playable characters[edit]

Unlockable characters[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 61.62%[3]
Metacritic 71/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 3/5 stars[5]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 3.67/10[6]
Game Informer 2.5/10[7]
GamePro 4/5 stars[8]
Game Revolution B[9]
GameSpot 6.2/10[10]
GameSpy 80%[11]
GameZone 8.5/10
(misslabeled as "8.8/10")[12]
IGN 7.8/10[13]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2/5 stars[14]
X-Play 3/5 stars[15]

Super Bombad Racing received average to mixed responses when released in 2001. Some praised the game, calling it an accomplished kart racer and a welcome addition to the then-short list of PlayStation 2 titles. Others, however, felt that while the game was mechanically sound, the Star Wars setting and appearance felt "tacked on" and therefore a dirty ploy to make money for LucasArts. Others roundly criticized the game, both for turning Star Wars into a childish kart racer and for simply making a bad game. GameSpot gave Super Bombad Racing a score of 6.2 out of 10, saying it "...introduces a few clever concepts, but its length and the gameplay flaws significantly limit the game."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chau, Anthony (January 11, 2001). "Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing Cancelled". IGN. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ Walker, Trey (June 20, 2001). "Cancelled: Super Bombad Racing for the PC". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved September 21, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 21, 2010. 
  5. ^ Terwilliger, Todd. "Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing - Review". AllGame. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ EGM staff (June 2001). "Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing". Electronic Gaming Monthly (142). 
  7. ^ Reiner, Andrew (May 2001). "Star Wars Super Bombad Racing". Game Informer (97). Archived from the original on January 11, 2008. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ Uncle Dust (April 25, 2001). "Star Wars Super Bombad Racing for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ G-Wok (April 2001). "Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ahmed, Shahed (April 25, 2001). "[Star Wars] Super Bombad Racing Review". GameSpot. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ Thornton, Benjaman (May 4, 2001). "Star Wars: Super Bombad Racer". PlanetPS2. Archived from the original on May 6, 2001. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ The Badger (April 24, 2001). "Star Wars Super Bombad Racing". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 24, 2004. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ Smith, David (April 23, 2001). "Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing". IGN. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 98. June 2001. 
  15. ^ Weigel, Ray (May 4, 2001). "Star Wars Super Bombad Racing (PS2) - Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on May 1, 2001. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 

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