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The madcap, break-neck action of big-headed kart racing comes to the Star Wars universe in Star Wars Super Bombad Racing, developed by Lucas Learning Ltd., and distributed by LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC.
Expected for release in first quarter 2001 for PlayStation 2, Sega Dreamcast, PC and Macintosh, Super Bombad Racing is a whimsical title that lets players race on various tracks throughout the Star Wars galaxy as way-out versions of their favorite characters.
"Super Bombad Racing is a fun and light-hearted take on Star Wars," says Dave Dresden, director of marketing for Lucas Learning.
"The games stylized look and humorous approach are a departure from traditional Star Wars games. Though Super Bombad Racing is designed for a younger audience, were confident the appeal is much broader. After all, Star Wars fans come in all ages, shapes and sizes." he added.
"Were glad to support our sister company Lucas Learning, as they create a product that departs from conventional Star Wars games but will develop new market segments," says Mary Bihr, vice president, worldwide sales and marketing for LucasArts.
Super Bombad Racing provides all the high-speed thrills, daring jumps and cool gadgets of kart racing and mixes them into the gravity defying, hyperspace world of Star Wars.
Players compete as one of eight Star Wars characters including Darth Maul, Yoda and Boss Nass. Each super-speedy racer has a unique personality, vehicle, racing physics, and animation.
The game features more than 25 gadgets and power-ups, including boosts, shields, and special items that perform differently for each racer.
Star Wars Super Bombad Racing features nine tracks in single or multiplayer mode, including the swamps of Naboo, the deserts of Tatooine, and the rooftops of Coruscant.
There are four different racing modes including Versus, Co-op, Challenge and Arena.
Super Bombad Racing is Lucas Learnings first entertainment title for the console market.