1 or 2 Players
|ESRB: Kids to Adult
Mild Animated Violence
| Retail Barcode:
7 11719 43012 4
| Sony ID:
November 21, 1995
Driven by instinct, WipeOut is the gut-wrenching, white knuckled ride of your life. With multiple tracks, vehicles and weaponry, it’s the next generation racing game for next generation gamers. Accept nothing less than ultra-fast 3D texture-mapped graphics scorching past at 30 frames per second. Everything else is stuck in first gear.
So strap yourself in and hit the course at light speed, blasting your opponents in the only racing game where combat comes as standard. Lighting reflexes rule in this two player race’n’ chase thriller that wipes the floor with anything else on the track.
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“Slip Cover” Variant – Original “Japanese Style” cover release wrapped in a thin paper sleeve displaying the new “American” cover design.
“American” Style Long Box. Note that Sony only changed the box artwork – the manual and disc retained their “Japanese” style artwork.
Jewel Case Release Variant
Greatest Hits Release Variant
- If you’re confused by the huge variant image, note that Wipeout’s design aesthetics were ahead of their time, especially in the gaming industry. The Japanese / Techno look ended up confusing John Q. Public here in the US, so Sony had to redo the cover of the standard “race car on track coming at you” crap to help it sell the game. To make things worse, if you study the screenshots of the slip cover / new art, they only used images where there was concrete / race track like surfaces. The images showing the checkered floor, the weapon pads, and others were removed.
- Because of the typography style, many people believe the game to read as “wip3out”, despite the ‘E” being clearly facing the right direction.
- Link Cable Compatible.
- The Ad for the game caused some controversy due to people mistaking the “nose bleed from speed” as “nose bleed from drug overdose or violence.”