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Straight from the movie theater to your Nintendo Game Boy Color screen comes Star Wars: Episode I: Racer, based on the famous pod race sequence from the blockbuster film Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace. You take the role of Anakin Skywalker as he travels to five planets and takes on four different pod racers in a quest to become the ultimate podracing champion.
Once you've started the game and registered your name, the only racer you'll be able to select is Anakin; others are unlocked as you win championships. Select a planet and start the race.
At the very beginning of the race, you can use the A Button to give yourself a rocket start if you press it at the right moment. As you race your engines can become damaged from hitting obstacles or running over rough terrain; you'll need to repair them by sacrificing some speed or you won't finish at all. Once you've hit your maximum speed you can use your boosters to give yourself an advantage over your foe.
There are 20 tracks in all, four on each planet, and the five fastest times for each are saved in the Records screen. A Rumble Pak built into the game (which comes complete with a AAA battery) will deliver every shock and jolt to your GBC unless you turn that option off.
Two players can go head-to-head with a link cable. ~ Brad Cook, All Game Guide