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
Part of the Following Groups
|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 ! (1910)|
The Press Says
|Game Players||PlayStation||Nov, 1995||96 out of 100||96|
|GameFan Magazine||SEGA Saturn||Jun, 1996||95 out of 100||95|
|MAN!AC||PlayStation||Oct, 1995||85 out of 100||85|
|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|
|All Game Guide||PlayStation||1998||70|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||Dec, 1995||70 out of 100||70|
|Computer Games Magazine||DOS||1996||40|
|The Video Game Critic||PlayStation||Feb 24, 2001||D||25|
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TriviaThe Saturn version dropped the CoLD SToRAGE track Transvaal from its audio selection, but included three unique songs not available on any other soundtrack or PlayStation version. The tracks were Poison, Planet 9 and Brickbat. Occasionally miscredited to Orbital, Chemical Brothers, and Leftfield, these three tracks were actually created by Rob Lord and Mark Bandola, who are better known as "PC Music," the composers for most of the songs in Wipeout 64.
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Wipeout (Information about Wipeout at Wikipedia)