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 ! (1928)|
The Press Says
|GameFan Magazine||SEGA Saturn||Jun, 1996||95 out of 100||95|
|Hobby Consolas||SEGA Saturn||May, 1996||90 out of 100||90|
|Coming Soon Magazine||DOS||Feb 14, 1996||84 out of 100||84|
|IGN||PlayStation||Nov 26, 1996||8 out of 10||80|
|Edge||PlayStation||Aug 24, 1995||8 out of 10||80|
|Joystick (French)||DOS||Dec, 1995||68 out of 100||68|
|PC Player (Germany)||DOS||Dec, 1995||63 out of 100||63|
|IMPLANTgames||SEGA Saturn||Aug 10, 2009||5 out of 10||50|
|Computer Games Magazine||DOS||1996||40|
|The Video Game Critic||PlayStation||Feb 24, 2001||D||25|
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1001 Video GamesThe PlayStation version of Wipeout appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Version differencesThe standard 1995 US version contains only the tracks from Cold Storage. The 1997 platinum release featured three extra tracks from Leftfield, Orbital and The Chemical Brothers.
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Wipeout (Information about Wipeout at Wikipedia)