Jinn Reeso

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Jinn Reeso was a member of a bluish-gray-skinned humanoid species who competed as a professional Podracer pilot during the year 32 BBY, flying a massive black-and-gray Podracer. Before the Boonta Eve Classic of 32 BBY on the planet Tatooine, Reeso competed in a race that sped through the Tatooine deserts, passing through the Hutt Flats.



Jinn Reeso (far right) races on Tatooine.

Jinn Reeso competed as a professional Podracer pilot in Podraces during the year 32 BBY. Reeso flew a massive black-and-gray Podracer that had average acceleration and an acceptable top speed.[1]

On the spice-mining planet of Mon Gazza, Reeso became quite skilled at the course known as the Spice Mine Run and shared the title of track favorite with fellow pilot Mars Guo.[1] Reeso also once raced on the desert planet Tatooine sometime before the Boonta Eve Classic of 32 BBY, going up against fellow Podracers "Bullseye" Navior, Boles Roor, Neva Kee, Ody Mandrell, and Clegg Holdfast on a course that sped through the Hutt Flats.[2][3]

Personality and traitsEdit

Jinn Reeso had the reflexes to pilot a Podracer over various kinds of hazardous terrain. A humanoid, Reeso had bluish-gray-colored skin with some whiter highlights around his cheeks, chin, and arms. Reeso's species only had two toes on the end of each leg.[1]


Jinn Reeso utilized a massive, dark-colored Podracer. The vehicle had average acceleration and an acceptable top speed. However, Reeso's Podracer had poor handling, and the size of the engines made it difficult to fly straight through narrow gaps or passages. The vehicle could sustain a heavy amount of punishment, being able to take multiple hits from obstacles and other racers before being destroyed. The Podracer was primarily painted black, with gray, wing-shaped logos on the engine and cockpit. When racing, Reeso wore a black jumpsuit, a helmet, and darkened race goggles that obscured the upper half of his face.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Jinn Reeso is a playable character in the Nintendo 64 version of Star Wars: Episode I Racer. Reeso is not available in normal play but is accessed by using the cheat codes RRJINNRE or RRTANGENTABACUS. Upon activation, Reeso and his Podracer completely replace all aspects of the character Mars Guo, including the game's record listings and as the track favorite for the game's Spice Mine Run course. Reeso was one of two cheat-code characters in Racer, the other being Cy Yunga.[1] Reeso, however, is the only character of the two noted in an official game guide.[4]

Jinn Reeso's voice was provided by Bob Bergen and Jim Ward. Bergen also provided the game's voices for Ody Mandrell, Cy Yunga, and Gasgano, while Ward provided the voices for Fud Sang and Mars Guo. However, the dual voice acting is most in part due to Reeso recycling sound bytes from the other racers. The model for Reeso's body is a re-textured version of Bozzie Baranta's body model.[1]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Star Wars: Episode I Racer
  2. Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  3. Star Wars: Episode I Racer: Prima's Official Strategy Guide includes a picture of Jinn Reeso, Navior, Boles Roor, Neva Kee, Ody Mandrell, and Clegg Holdfast competing in a Podrace on Tatooine. According to Databank title Neva Kee in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link on, Kee disappeared during the the Boonta Eve Classic, which The New Essential Chronology dates to 32 BBY, never to be seen again. No source states that Jinn Reeso or Navior competed in the Boonta Eve Classic, so this article assumes that the pictured Tatooine race from the Episode I Racer strategy guide must have preceded the Boonta Eve race.
  4. Star Wars: Episode I: Racer: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide

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