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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 Some nifty commie murals on sides of Russian buildings.
WipEout SEGA Saturn The first track is incredibly easy.
WipEout SEGA Saturn Each track has its own high-score table.

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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 (276) unrated

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Jun, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Mean Machines May, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Hobby Consolas May, 1996 90 out of 100 90
neXGam Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Mar, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Electric Playground Jul 09, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Zero Sep, 1996 42 out of 50 84
Video Games Apr, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Game Zero Sep, 1996 19 out of 25 76
IMPLANTgames Aug 10, 2009 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Buoyed 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)!!!

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Kartanym (12843) added WipEout (SEGA Saturn) on Oct 12, 2002
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