Star Wars Racer Revenge

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Star Wars Racer Revenge
Star Wars Racer Revenge.jpg
Developer(s)Rainbow Studios
Publisher(s)LucasArts
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Release
  • NA: February 11, 2002
  • EU: March 8, 2002
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Star Wars Racer Revenge is a Star Wars video game that involves high speed racing. It is the sequel to Star Wars Episode I: Racer, and was developed by Rainbow Studios and published by LucasArts. It was released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2, and was later added to the PlayStation 4 digital store.

Gameplay[edit]

Star Wars Racer Revenge features podracing, as seen in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Players compete using various characters in championship races throughout the Star Wars universe.

Racer Revenge is a high-speed racing game utilizing podracers, multi-engine chariot-like craft driven by a single pilot. The story takes place eight years after Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. Famous racer Sebulba seeks revenge on Anakin Skywalker, who eight years prior defeated him on the Boonta Eve Classic.[1]

Players can select one of many characters of varying species, each with their own unique podracer. Attributes for each podracer vary, and include things such as acceleration, top speed, and durability. Races are held throughout the Star Wars universe on many different planets. The player can choose from three different modes to compete with their character. Unlike its predecessor, the player is unable to continue racing if they crash their pod.

Single Play allows the player race in one of three ways: Single Event, Practice, or Time Trial. Single Event lets the player race on any unlocked track. They can choose between 1 and 25 laps. Practice lets the player determine how many pods they go up against (from 1 to 8), and Time Trial is just the player against the clock for the best lap time. Tournaments feature races across 13 tracks. The player character must attempt to finish first while destroying as many rival pods as possible. Each race has a total prize for getting first, as well as Watto’s Bribes, which multiplies winnings by a percent, depending on how many pods were destroyed. Each race has a par number of kills, usually 2 or 3, which must be completed in order to completely max out the player's pod's stats. Lastly, two placers can compete in a Vs. Race on any unlocked track with any of the unlocked characters.

Development[edit]

The game was developed by Rainbow Studios and published by LucasArts. Hayden Christensen, the actor who portrayed Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, returns to voice his character in the game.[1] It was released in 2002 for the PlayStation 2, and was added to the PlayStation 4 digital store on January 19, 2016.[2]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic73/100[3]
Review scores
PublicationScore
AllGame2.5/5 stars[4]
EGM6.83/10[5]
Game Informer6.5/10[6]
GamePro3.5/5 stars[7]
Game RevolutionB−[8]
GameSpot7.1/10[9]
GameSpy75%[10]
GameZone7.8/10[11]
IGN8.4/10[12]
OPM (US)4.5/5 stars[13]
X-Play2/5 stars[14]
Entertainment WeeklyB[15]
Maxim6/10[16]

Star Wars Racer Revenge received "mixed or average" reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.gamespot.com/articles/star-wars-racer-revenge-preview/1100-2830681/
  2. ^ https://www.gamespot.com/articles/these-star-wars-ps2-games-now-available-individual/1100-6433941/
  3. ^ a b "Star Wars: Racer Revenge for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Star Wars: Racer Revenge - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  5. ^ EGM staff (April 2002). "Star Wars Racer Revenge". Electronic Gaming Monthly (154): 139.
  6. ^ Reiner, Andrew (April 2002). "Star Wars Racer Revenge". Game Informer (108): 75. Archived from the original on November 14, 2004. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  7. ^ Four-Eyed Dragon (March 8, 2002). "Star Wars: Racer Revenge Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  8. ^ G-Wok (February 2002). "Star Wars: Racer Revenge Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  9. ^ Rivers, Trevor (February 20, 2002). "Star Wars Racer Revenge Review". GameSpot. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  10. ^ Tutterrow, Barak (February 22, 2002). "Star Wars Racer Revenge". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 12, 2004. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  11. ^ Valentino, Nick (February 25, 2002). "Star Wars Racer Revenge Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  12. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (February 22, 2002). "Star Wars Racer Revenge". IGN. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  13. ^ "Star Wars Racer Revenge". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 106. April 2002.
  14. ^ Concepcion, Miguel (May 10, 2002). "'Star Wars Racer Revenge' (PS2) Review". X-Play. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  15. ^ Ross, Dalton (March 8, 2002). "Star Wars Racer Revenge Review". Entertainment Weekly (643): 77. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  16. ^ Boyce, Ryan (February 8, 2002). "Star Wars: Racer Revenge". Maxim. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.

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