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
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||PlayStation||Nov, 1995||9 out of 10||90|
|Hobby Consolas||SEGA Saturn||May, 1996||90 out of 100||90|
|MAN!AC||PlayStation||Oct, 1995||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Zero||SEGA Saturn||Sep, 1996||42 out of 50||84|
|High Score||DOS||Apr, 1996||4 out of 5||80|
|Edge||PlayStation||Aug 24, 1995||8 out of 10||80|
|CD Player||PlayStation||1996||8 out of 10||80|
|Power Play||DOS||Dec, 1995||73 out of 100||73|
|Joystick (French)||DOS||Dec, 1995||68 out of 100||68|
|IMPLANTgames||SEGA Saturn||Aug 10, 2009||5 out of 10||50|
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TriviaBuoyed 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)!!!
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Wipeout (Information about Wipeout at Wikipedia)