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Star Wars Episode I: Racer fan remake is a souped-up nostalgia rush


Although this will likely win the competition for fastest cease and desist letter in history, someone has managed to remake Star Wars Episode I: Racer in Unreal Engine 4 – and the results are seriously impressive.

Made by Rob Jin and recently brought to public attention by YouTuber Bluedrake42, the Star Wars Episode I: Racer fan game is a faithful but updated remake of the 1999 original. It features a boost function, third- and first-person perspectives, some significantly upgraded physics, and you can even activate AI enemies.

Somewhat hilariously, the original sound effects of Anakin have been left in, meaning crashes are punctuated by some classic retro game yells and comical explosion animations. Here’s the beautiful trailer: