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WipeOut -- Psygnosis

This is 3-D, fully texture mapped racing in the future. The year is 2052 AD, and you command one of eight Anti-Gravity cars running for first place. Six demanding courses await you along with the weapons of your opponents. WipeOut from Psygnosis is ready to go on the Sega Saturn.

This was, and is, one of the best games for the PlayStation. Which really puts the pressure on for the Saturn conversion. Not surprisingly, the Saturn delivers on all aspects except for graphics. While over all there are no major problems, there is more pop-up and the lack of transparencies is problematic. Still, the most important part -- which is gameplay -- remains completely intact. That means you're in for one of the most fun and competitive racing titles ever created.

As far as ports from PlayStation titles go, this is probably all you could ask for. Graphics are good for the Saturn, and there is little if no slowdown. There is a lot of pop-up in the distance, but not really any more than the other versions. Playcontrol is good, and aside from a couple of horrendously lame songs (new to this version), the soundtrack kicks ass. If you own a Saturn and even remotely fancy yourself a racing game fan, then you should definitely consider getting this title. To say the least, it totally crushes Hi-Octane, Cyber Speedway, or any of the other "Hovercar" style racers out for the system.

>>>>> 42.0/50 <<<<< Jester R.I.P.
Graphics 3.0 4.5
Sound 3.5 4.5
Gameplay/Control 4.5 5.0
Longevity/Playability 4.0 4.5
Overall 4.0 4.5
Total 19.0 23.0