Wipeout review: Wipeout

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.2
  • Installation and Setup: 10.0
  • Features and Support: 7.0
  • Interface: 8.0
  • Performance: 9.0
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The Good Wipeout is a truly unique platformer with great-looking graphics, a fun game-show atmosphere, and challenging obstacle courses.

The Bad You'll end up playing the first few levels several times to earn money. Some screens are slow to load, which is bad for a game that players will repeatedly restart.

The Bottom Line If you like the popular TV show "Wipeout" or just want a platformer that's different from the rest, grab Wipeout for a fun diversion that challenges you, looks great, and makes you laugh while you play.

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Wipeout is a unique platformer for iOS based on the TV game show of the same name. In this game you're challenged to compete against AI opponents as you jump, dive, and run through an unforgiving obstacle course. But making a mistake and wiping out is half the fun in this game because slamming into obstacles and bouncing into the water below is as hilarious as it is brutal.

The game uses swipe controls pretty effectively, so rather than having an onscreen game pad, you'll just swipe and hold in a direction on the left side of the screen to move left and right. You can tap the right side of the screen to jump over obstacles or tap and swipe down to dive. I found the controls a little hard to pick up at first, but with some practice, maneuvering became second nature.

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Where to Buy

Wipeout

Part Number: id549592189

$1.99

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  • Category Games
  • Compatibility iOS
About The Author

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.