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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 Main menu
WipEout SEGA Saturn Along with some real advertisements the game features other, not-so-real ones.
WipEout SEGA Saturn In graphics department the Saturn Wipeout can easily hold its own against the PC and PS1 versions.
WipEout SEGA Saturn The first track is incredibly easy.

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)

Critic Reviews

Electric Playground PlayStation Oct 03, 1995 10 out of 10 100
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn May, 1996 90 out of 100 90
neXGam SEGA Saturn Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Jul 09, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Game Zero SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 19 out of 25 76
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 73 out of 100 73
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1995 46 out of 100 46
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

Buoyed 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)!!!

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