The WipEout 3 wiki last edited by mracoon on 04/28/13 06:39PM View full history

The main gameplay addition to this version of Wipeout (Wip3out - the sequel to Wip2out, otherwise known as Wipeout XL / 2097) was "hyper boost", which by pressing the R1 button caused your craft of choice to propel itself into the nearest wall, or with a bit of practice and swearing, victory. Hyper boost also rapidly drained your crafts shields, which meant further frustration for the unskilled air-jockey, but for an expert player, this ability added another layer of competitive complexity to the already rather aggressive late-game difficulty level.

Teams:

  • Feiser: Ever the sluggish tank, great shields, low top speed and pretty average turning.
  • Auricom: The all-rounder, is just slightly above average with all its attributes.
  • Goteki 45: Slower turning and acceleration than Auricom, but makes up for it with a higher top speed, better shields and a cooler name.
  • Piranha Advancements: Not quite as awesome as it was in Wipeout 2097/XL, but still sporting it's main attributes of strong acceleration and top speed, coupled with above average turning and under-cooked shields.
  • Qirex: Often referred to as the "Big Bouncer" (not really), Qirex has strong shields, sluggish acceleration and a high top speed. Not great at corners though.
  • AG Systems: The second-best turning ability you'll see this side of an election, balanced out with a crappy top speed, shoddy shields and real fast acceleration.
  • Assegai: Mad-fast turning that takes even AG Systems to the proverbial cleaner. The only problem: Shields that don't stop much, a very low top speed and ridiculous (in a good way - until you smash into a chicane) acceleration.
  • Icarus: Top speed: Incredible. Acceleration: Pretty damn fast. Turns: Like an elderly woman with a zimmer-frame. Shields: Where? Oh, that little patch over... (after several minutes of inspection, it was a damp cloth in the shape of a shield).

Soundtrack

  • Sasha - Feisar
  • Underworld - Kittens
  • Sasha - Icaras
  • Orbital - Know Where To Run
  • Sasha - Auricom
  • MKL - Surrender
  • Propellerheads - Lethal Cut
  • Sasha - Goteki 45
  • The Chemical Brothers - Under The Influence
  • Sasha - Pirhana
  • MKL - Control
  • Paul Van Dyk - Avenue
  • Sasha - Xpander

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