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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.


WipEout SEGA Saturn Entering a tunnel.
WipEout SEGA Saturn The first track is incredibly easy.
WipEout SEGA Saturn Each track has its own high-score table.
WipEout SEGA Saturn Woohoo! I'm first! Unlike the second installment Wipeout allows you to select a pilot.

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)

The Press Says

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Nov, 1995 9 out of 10 90
neXGam SEGA Saturn Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn May, 1996 90 out of 100 90
neXGam PlayStation Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb 14, 1996 84 out of 100 84
PC Player (Denmark) DOS 1996 80 out of 100 80
Game Zero SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 19 out of 25 76
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 63 out of 100 63


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It was named Best PlayStation Game of the Year and Best Racing Game of the Year in Game Players 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13)

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