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WipEout (SEGA Saturn)

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Description

WipEout 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.

Screenshots

WipEout SEGA Saturn Entering a tunnel.
WipEout SEGA Saturn About to catch some air (or fall to my doom).
WipEout SEGA Saturn Deploying the awesome shield powerup.
WipEout SEGA Saturn Going into yet another tunnel.

Alternate Titles

  • "WipE'out"" -- Alternate spelling
  • "ワイプアウト" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Better than Playstation version? You decide... AG Wolf (255) unrated

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine Jun, 1996 95 out of 100 95
neXGam Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Hobby Consolas May, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Electric Playground Jul 09, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Zero Sep, 1996 42 out of 50 84
Game Zero Sep, 1996 19 out of 25 76
IMPLANTgames Aug 10, 2009 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PlayStation version of Wipeout appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Version differences

The standard 1995 US version contains only the tracks from Cold Storage. The 1997 platinum release featured three extra tracks from Leftfield, Orbital and The Chemical Brothers.

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