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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 PlayStation Korodera track
WipEout SEGA Saturn Along with some real advertisements the game features other, not-so-real ones.
WipEout SEGA Saturn This race is going pretty well - I'm in third position with a whole lap still ahead.
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 ! (1894)

Critic Reviews

Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Nov, 1995 9 out of 10 90
Game Zero DOS 1995 22.5 out of 25 90
neXGam PlayStation Jul, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb 14, 1996 84 out of 100 84
Video Games SEGA Saturn Apr, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Power Play DOS Dec, 1995 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 63 out of 100 63
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1995 46 out of 100 46
Computer Games Magazine DOS 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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