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WipEout XL (Macintosh)

WipEout XL Macintosh Title screen


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WipEout XL is set in the year 2097, around four decades after its predecessor. Instead of the F3600 anti-gravity racing competition, the game features an even faster and more dangerous tournament: the F5000 AG league. The gameplay system is similar to that of the previous game: players race against each other or computer in high-speed futuristic environments, liberally picking up weapons scattered around the stages and using them against the opponents to finish the race in the highest position.

Each vehicle is provided with a shield; once this shield is breached (by weapons or other kinds of damage), the craft explodes. As in the first game, the vehicles move at very high speeds. The game's four difficulty levels are used to crank the speed up and down, with the highest setting corresponding to the highest speed. In addition to the main championship mode, there are also challenge modes, winning in which rewards the player with faster game settings, new tracks, and new vehicles.


WipEout XL Macintosh Loading
WipEout XL Macintosh Main menu
WipEout XL Macintosh Title screen
WipEout XL Macintosh Race in progress

Alternate Titles

  • "WipEout 2097" -- European title

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The Press Says

Macworld Jul 01, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Gamer Oct 06, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Jun 14, 2002 7 out of 10 70
AppleLinks.Com Jul 30, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
macHOME 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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This game has the dubious honor of making a cameo appeareance (as its psx incarnation) on one of the worst movies (imho) to use computers and its related sub-culture: 1995's Hackers (it's the game Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller play on a giant screen (notice they use the dual analog psx controller)).
Kabushi (119515) added WipEout XL (Macintosh) on Apr 14, 2006
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