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Wipe-Out is a light cycle game with hover boards. The gameplay itself is simple: two players (the second either AI or human) race in a closed off area and both leave behind an energy trail. However crashes into the walls or an energy trail loses the match. Random appearing power ups give advantages if picked up, e.g. going through the opponent's trail. The camera is placed behind the shoulder and the screen is always split.

This is all embedded in leagues on different planets. The ultimate goal is to get better and better until the player is invited to an ultimate championship with a great prize. Between matches, the player can upgrade the hoverboard, e.g. adding brakes or a better engine, or bet on the outcome of AI matches. All planets have a difficulty rating which influences the rewarded fame and money for winning.


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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jun, 1990 739 out of 1000 74
ST Format Atari ST Aug, 1990 64 out of 100 64
Tilt Amiga Jul, 1990 12 out of 20 60
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 28 out of 100 28
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 3.2 out of 12 27
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jun, 1990 26 out of 100 26
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 18 out of 100 18


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