Wipeout 64 has everything a futuristic racer needs: A healthy variety of tracks, slickly designed craft, weapons, numerous game modes, hidden goodies, and speed, speed, SPEED! This is a must-have for every N64 gamer's library!
I've always been a big fan of the Wipeout games and the N64 version has all of the elements that made them so good; super-cool designs, great music, nice physics and speed out of the wazoo. The only problem is the astonishing absence of a league mode, meaning that you can only play challenges - which are a little too difficult for the casual gamer - one race at a time which is just plain weird for a racing game. Otherwise, it's a top notch futuristic racer which I personally prefer to F-Zero.
Compared to other racing games on the market, Wipeout 64 has one tremendous advantage: its graphics are absolutely gorgeous. However, a racer lives and dies by its gameplay, and Wipeout 64 has that locked up pretty well too. The control is dead-on and the courses are well designed.
Sure F-Zero X has 30 tracks and a random track generator, but it is lacking one thing that Wipeout has: variation. Wipeout has more variety and in some cases, better track design. All in all, Wipeout 64 offers a good balance of racing and action.
WipeOut 64 isn't horrible, it just feels like the developer's first effort for the system at times - which it is. The one- and two-player modes are worth exploring, but the game will still likely be disappointing for hard-core fans of the series who expected more improvements after the two-year wait.
Fast paced arcade racing game with futuristic flying vehicles. Cool tracks filled with power-ups (Mario Kart style) that allow you to chase and destroy your enemies. One of the best futuristic racers ever made. The only downside is about the graphics, they are a direct port from PS which is an inferior hardware. Still, this is a very good game.
Can't confirm the hype for Wipeout. Yes it's fast and it's nice how the N64 can handle it, but if you kiss the border you loose speed and can forget the race. The difficulty and the controls stop me from playing.
SummaryThe fastest races. The deadliest weapons. The biggest name in anti-gravity racing descends on N64 with incredible new visual power and fully enhanced gameplay glory. With blistering races, challenges, time trials and a multiplay league, Wipeout 64 delivers pure racing devastation. Faster than you can imagine.