Star Wars Episode 1: Racer zoom on the Switch and PS4

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Star Wars Episode 1: Racerthe unwieldily titled video game podracing which was perhaps the second best thing out of the prequel to the trilogy, after “Duel of Fate,” was released for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. The game was originally scheduled to be released in May, but the release has been delayed indefinitely. Now he’s here for $ 14.99.

Episode 1: Racer is still a great futuristic racing game, which is as surprising today as it was then. Most of Star Wars games around the millennium tower were clumsy attempts to incorporate the license into different genres, usually without much success. Racerhowever, benefited from more than one appropriate material source: a movie scene that felt like it never existed to sell a video game in the first place.

Racer towers Episode 1It’s podracing scene in a galaxy covering motorsports league, where you travel from planet to planet playing either as Anakin Skywalker or one of the many competing aliens who got a couple of seconds of screen time in the film. Its dizzying and wide speed, well designed, the tracks are largely comparable to F-Zeroalthough there is a twist where you need to keep an eye on the condition of your pods and slow them down when they have taken too much damage.

I’ve been playing the Version Switch for a couple of hours and I think the heart game holds up, if there is good and bad news about the quality of the port. It looks good, for what it is, running on the big screen at native resolution and generally stable 60fps in portable mode. The menu system has been redesigned for modern screens, but the oddly pixelated graphic PALETTE. The sound quality is really irritated, for some reason, if not annoying through the Speaker Switch.

This does feel like a bit sloppy release, but it plays pretty well. I prefer to play Episode 1: Racer that way rather than digging an N64, at least, and even at $ 15 it is actually one of the most important racing games on the Switch.

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