For me the introduction to Wipeout began in 1995 with the release of a cyberpunk movie called Hackers. A character within the movie went to an arcade and began playing a racing game with hovercraft and great futuristic graphics. I was hooked. In the background of the track was a Sony PlayStation logo so I knew it had to be available on home console systems. A few years later I inherited a Sega Saturn. The first game I bought was Wipeout. Wipeout takes you through a few classes and some generic modes. What made this game stand out was the techno/electronica soundtrack and the creative use of weapons within the game. Certain gameplay issues arise, but most are inherent on the system not the game. Long load times, questionable sound quality. Now that we are past that generation of hardware its easy to see the game for what it is and what it can be. With the release of the Sony PSP, Wipeout has made it to the present generation with Wipeout Pure.
Wipeout was released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn as well as the Playstation 1 and PC. It's a futuristic racing game where instead of driving cars, you fly small ships around various courses. There are 3 main gameplay ... Read Full Review
Yeah. I picked this up for my Saturn and popped it in and started my first race.. only to be completely disappointed. It has aged horribly, from the muddy polygonal nightmare of a vehicle that you are forced to look at... Read Full Review