Star wars episode 1 was released some time ago but the pod racer scene on which this game is based still remains a favourite of mine. If you down load the two patches available on the support.lucasarts.com web site the game runs without problems on Windows XP. Without these patches the game will hang but then it was developed before the days of Windows XP. The game itself is fast and furious. You can select from different podracers and feel the difference in the driving experience. The first few tracks are straight forward to get you on the winning track. You accumulate Trugets for finishing in the top positions which you need to buy enhancements to your podracer to improve your speed, braking, cooling, turning ability etc. As the tracks get more difficult you will need to plan your upgrades to keep up with the competition. Overall a fun and exciting PC game that will appeal to Star Wars fans.