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
  • NA: April 23, 2001
  • EU: May 25, 2001
Genre(s)Kart racing game
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, and Return of the Jedi. The playable characters are portrayed in a humorous light in the super deformed style (featuring unusually large heads and small bodies). This game is available on PlayStation 2 only, as the Dreamcast, Windows, and Apple Macintosh versions were cancelled due to poor sales of the PS2 edition.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings61.62%[3]
Metacritic71/100[4]
Review scores
PublicationScore
AllGame3/5 stars[5]
EGM3.67/10[6]
Game Informer2.5/10[7]
GamePro4/5 stars[8]
Game RevolutionB[9]
GameSpot6.2/10[10]
GameSpy80%[11]
GameZone8.5/10
(misslabeled as "8.8/10")[12]
IGN7.8/10[13]
OPM (US)2/5 stars[14]
X-Play3/5 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. Archived from the original on November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 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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