Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

WipEout XL (Macintosh)

WipEout XL Macintosh Title screen


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Macintosh release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 2.9

The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Wipeout 2097 is a fun, nonviolent racing game that's a blast to play. However, it's fairly short, offering only eight race courses.
Mac Gamer
Consequently, when I heard that an installment from the Wipeout series that I liked so much on the PlayStation was coming over to the Mac, I had pretty high hopes. It was like little magical fairies, or Santa Claus, if you will, made real the #5 entry on my imaginary top 10 list of things that are really cool. Somewhere between the opening of the CD case and the writing of this review, those high hopes were pulverized with a meat tenderizer, immolated in a bonfire, and thrown off Mt. Everest.
Inside Mac Games (IMG)
These weaknesses aside, the game is beyond fun, the kind of thing you may not devote hours to playing, but the kind of game you’d keep accessible in the Dock or as an alias on your desktop, it’s that good in short doses. Like the arcade game that draws you away from the person you’re shopping with or the person you logically shouldn’t be getting cuddly with, but do anyway, WipeOut 2097 has an irresistible racing/action allure that’s hard to resist and that’s much harder to put down.
There are some other nice features sprinkled throughout Wipeout 2097, and there some more annoyances as well. In the end, however, it's all about the race. Wipeout 2097 is sure to keep you entertained for a while. You'd better get very good very quickly, however, or you're likely to become frustrated and/or bored with the game before you can get to the really good stuff.
If you're starved for a new Mac racing game, Wipeout 2097 will deliver. But due to limited replay value, so-so visuals and interface quirks, it's hard to recommend this game to anyone who isn't dying to get behind the wheel.