Star Wars Racer Revenge for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
The sequel to 1999's Star Wars: Episode I: Racer, Star Wars: Racer Revenge brings the fictional sport of Podracing to the PlayStation 2. A cast of 18 characters is available for selection, introducing new racers to the fold as well as welcoming back old favorites like Sebulba and Anakin Skywalker. Thirteen tracks are spread across five planets, including the seldom seen Mon Calamari and Sullust. Aggressive racing is encouraged, with bonus trugnuts awarded for completely eliminating opponents from the race. Players can then spend this money on upgraded parts in the areas of acceleration, top speed, handling, defense, repair, and cooling. Boosts can also be used during the race, but abuse of this feature will overheat the engines and cause them to explode. Single, Versus, and Tournament are the three featured modes, with the first allowing players to competitively race on any unlocked track, practice it, or take part in timed runs. Versus mode is a two-player race on any of the available tracks. Tournament makes up the bulk of play, requiring players to take one character through a career on the Podracing circuit. An alternative control scheme is included in the title, making use of both analog sticks to guide each corresponding engine (the left stick controls the left engine, while the right stick controls the right engine). This setup closely mimics the Podracers seen in the Star Wars movie, Episode I: The Phantom Menace.