Set out as if it were the television show, Starsky & Hutch takes place over 'three seasons'. Each level played essentially serves as an episode and players receive a rating based on their skill at completing each episode. This rating is called a Viewer Rating, yet another reference to Starsky & Hutch's prior incarnation as a television show.
Players are advised not to hit civilians, crash into buildings or cause any negative unrest as that will lower the viewer rating. Performing certain stunts, such as driving through boxes and shooting special VR power-ups will result in the Viewer Rating remaining high. Throughout the three seasons, the players objectives are to catch criminals and occasionally escort other vehicles.
Episode 1 - Fast Cars
Episode 2 - Special Withdrawal
Episode 3 - Bay City Heatwave
Episode 4 - Middle Man
Episode 5 - Squealing Piggy
Episode 6 - A Little Mayhem
Episode 1 - Not So Easy Rider
Episode 2 - Swann Dive
Episode 3 - Departure Gates
Episode 4 - Wheels with Wheels
Episode 5 - The Big Score Part 1
Episode 6 - The Big Score Part 2
Episode 1 - Breakout
Episode 2 - Parking Ticket
Episode 3 - Hot Tomato
Episode 4 - Save the Senator
Episode 5 - Bomb Surprise
Episode 6 - 18 Wheels of Trouble
The music for the game was written by Tim Follin and features the same style of the soundtrack to the 70's show including Tom Scott's Gotcha theme, as well as trends of the 70's, the time in which the game is set.
Pentium II 450 (Min.), Pentium IV 1.5GHz (Rec.);
128MB RAM (Min.), 256MB (Rec.);
DirectX 8.1 (Min.), DirectX 9 (Rec.);
700MB hard drive space (Min.), 1.2GB (Rec.);
Nvidia TNT2 3D card (Min.), GeForece2 3D card (Rec.).