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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 SEGA Saturn In graphics department the Saturn Wipeout can easily hold its own against the PC and PS1 versions.
WipEout SEGA Saturn Some nifty commie murals on sides of Russian buildings.
WipEout SEGA Saturn This banner bears a very grammatically incorrect Russian translation of "Slime Creatures"
WipEout SEGA Saturn About to catch some air (or fall to my doom).

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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 ! (1895)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Jun, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Game Zero DOS 1995 22.5 out of 25 90
neXGam SEGA Saturn Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
neXGam PlayStation Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Sep, 1995 89 out of 100 89
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
Game Zero SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 19 out of 25 76
Video Games SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 76 out of 100 76
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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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