WipEout

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Android
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SEGA Saturn
81
3.7
DOS
69
3.4
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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 In graphics department the Saturn Wipeout can easily hold its own against the PC and PS1 versions.
WipEout DOS Third-person view
WipEout SEGA Saturn An intro shot.
WipEout DOS Missile miss

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... SEGA Saturn AG Wolf (255)
A little piece of history PlayStation Ashley Pomeroy (233)
A interesting piece of history, but little else. PlayStation DANIEL HAWKS ! (1896)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Nov, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Game Players PlayStation Nov, 1995 96 out of 100 96
neXGam PlayStation Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb 14, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Edge PlayStation Aug 24, 1995 8 out of 10 80
CD Player PlayStation 1996 8 out of 10 80
IGN PlayStation Nov 26, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Game Zero SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 19 out of 25 76
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 73 out of 100 73
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Feb 24, 2001 D 25

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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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