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WipEout

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
81
3.7
SEGA Saturn
81
3.7
PS Vita
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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 DOS Starting grid
WipEout DOS Title screen
WipEout PlayStation Intro
WipEout SEGA Saturn Along with some real advertisements the game features other, not-so-real ones.

Alternate Titles

  • "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 ! (1928)

The Press Says

Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn May, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Jul 09, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb 14, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Edge PlayStation Aug 24, 1995 8 out of 10 80
IGN PlayStation Nov 26, 1996 8 out of 10 80
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 73 out of 100 73
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joystick (French) DOS Dec, 1995 68 out of 100 68
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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