DescriptionWipEout is a futuristic racing game set in the year 2052. Racing for one of four teams, the player competes in the F3600 Anti-Gravity Racing League on six tracks. Each team's hovercraft racer has different ratings in speed, acceleration and turning. In addition to high-speed racing, there is also shooting in the game, with different weapon pickups like rockets and mines available, useful for slowing one's opponents down. Shields can also be picked up and can block the weapons' effects.
There are championship, single race and time trial modes. Winning the championship in the regular Venom class unlocks the Rapier class, where the craft are faster and the tracks have slightly different looks.
There is also a two-player mode where two opponents can race and shoot at each other.
- "WipE'out"" -- Alternate spelling
- "ワイプアウト" -- Japanese spelling
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|A little piece of history||Ashley Pomeroy (233)|
|A interesting piece of history, but little else.||DANIEL HAWKS ! (1910)|
The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||Nov, 1995||5 out of 5||100|
|Game Players||Nov, 1995||96 out of 100||96|
|neXGam||Jul, 2011||9 out of 10||90|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Nov, 1995||9 out of 10||90|
|MAN!AC||Oct, 1995||85 out of 100||85|
|CD Player||1996||8 out of 10||80|
|IGN||Nov 26, 1996||8 out of 10||80|
|Edge||Aug 24, 1995||8 out of 10||80|
|All Game Guide||1998||70|
|The Video Game Critic||Feb 24, 2001||D||25|
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TriviaBuoyed by the success of the game, Sony released in 1995 a full-length CD album called "Wipeout - the Music". 12 tracks of digital audio, rare and extended mixes featuring artists - Chemical Brothers, New Order, Manic Street Preachers, Sunscream, Leftfield, the Prodigy, the Shamen and others. Boasting 140 average beats per minute (bpm)!!!
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Wipeout (Information about Wipeout at Wikipedia)