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WipEout

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
81
3.7
PSP
...
1.2
SEGA Saturn
81
3.7
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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 PlayStation Korodera track
WipEout SEGA Saturn Some nifty commie murals on sides of Russian buildings.
WipEout SEGA Saturn Woohoo! I'm first! Unlike the second installment Wipeout allows you to select a pilot.
WipEout DOS Twisting track design

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 ! (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 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Feb 24, 2001 D 25

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Trivia

The 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.

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