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YMMV: Wipeout

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  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Scoring a plasma bolt hit in 2097. Made anticlimactically easy in the third game and in the games after that, the weapon no longer did instant kill damage.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Icaras originally dissolved after wip3out due to the death of its eccentric owner, Burnston Burns. How did he die? He accidentally swallowed a balloon at a children's party!
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Almost the entire soundtrack from each game. CoLD SToRAGE really left his mark on gaming culture through these games. Here are some examples from every game of the series, just to name a few of the VERY WIDE range of epic electro, house, drum n bass, dubstep, techno and trance tunes:
    • 1: "Messij", "Doh T", "Cairodrome" and "Operatique" by CoLD SToRAGE; "Afro Ride" by Leftfield; "P.E.T.R.O.L." by Orbital (which would later become the unofficial Theme Song of the series); "Chemical Beats" by The Chemical Brothers
    • 2097: ''We Have Explosive" by The Future Sound of London; "Firestarter" by The Prodigy; "The Third Sequence" and "Titan" by Photek; "Loops of Fury" by the The Chemical Brothers; "Musique" by Daft Punk; "Atom Bomb" and "V Six" by Fluke
    • 3: "Control" and "Surrender" by MKL; "Lethal Cut" by Propellerheads; "Kittens" by Underworld; "Know Where To Run" by Orbital; surely every song by DJ Sasha that appeared in the game (his song "Xpander" is considered to be the best song that appeared in the entire series!)
    • Fusion: "Smartbomb (Plump DJs Remix)" by BT; "Big Groovy Fucker" (censored as Big Groovy Funker in the game) by Plump DJs; "Bolt Up" by Luke Slater; "Sick" by Utah Saints; "Krushyn" by Elite Force; "Bassheads" by Cut La Roc
    • Pure: "Crafty Youth" by Tayo Meets Acidrockers Uptown; "C Note" by Photek; "We Got Juice" by Friendly; "Black Jack 3" by Plump DJs; "Kinection" by Cosmos; "Flu-Shot" by LFO (NOT the three man pop-rock band!); "Hellion" by Ming + FS; "Ignition" by Paul Hartnoll of Orbital; "Cross The Line" by Elite Force; "Goldrush" by Tiesto (yes, the ultra famous Dutch DJ!!!); "Naks Acid" by Aphex Twin
    • Pulse: "Flat-Out" by Dopamine; "Steady Rush" by Booka Shade; "Frontline" by Ed Rush & Optical & Matrix; "Fenix Funk 5" by Aphex Twin; the epic house remix of "Aerodynamik" by Kraftwerk; "Seven Stitches" by Noisia; "Suspicious Thoughts" by Skream; "Chemical" by Move Ya & Steve Lavers; "City Lights (Martin Buttich Remix)" by Loco Dice
    • HD: Some of the best songs from Pulse appeared in the game, but the Fury DLC added 6 new songs, of which the most awesome are: "Machine Gun" by Noisia, "Acetone" by The Crystal Method; "Swagger" by Gingy; "Just Hiss" by Spector
    • 2048: "School of Funk" by Dirtyloud; "Breezeblock" by Camo & Krooked; "BTKRSH" by Rockwell; "Change of Direction" by Anile; "Regurgitate" by Noisia; "Electronic Battle Weapon 3" by The Chemical Brothers; "Invaders Must Die (Liam H's Re Amped Remix)" by The Prodigy; "Some Chords" by Deadmau5
      • Even the two menu songs, "Tour De France 2003 (Etape 2)" by Kraftwerk and "Beelzedub" by Orbital, also count.
  • Cult Classic: The series hasn't really catched into the mainstream, but mantains a very devoted cult following.
  • Dork Age: The series has entered one with Fusion, but ended it with Pure.
  • Difficult but Awesome: The Game. Aside from airbrake control, it's mostly smooth sailing, but in order to compete at the highest level, you have to know every nook and cranny of every track like the back of your hand, such as where to use Turbos and where to barrel roll (including barrel roll spots on seemingly flat surfaces accessible only by side-shifting or nose pitching!) for example.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Qirex is the most popular team in the series, rivaling FEISAR and AG-Systems.
  • Even Better Sequel: 2097 introduced a load of innovative concepts that were so highly praised by critics that they still remain in the series' modern iterations, namely the ability for ships to be destroyed, a few game-enhancing weapons and pick-ups, such as the auto-pilot, the plasma bolt and the quake disruptor, and of course, Phantom class.
  • Fan Sequel: Due to the game carving its own unique niche in the racing genre, some fans have taken it upon themselves to make games like wipEout when a game hasn't been released recently. The most prominent of these fan games is SlipStream GX, which is supposed to tell the story of what happened between Fusion and Pure with the Serial Numbers Filed Off.
  • Game Breaker: Each game had one from 2097 onwards. The Piranha ship in 2097, the Assegai in 3, yet again the Piranha in Fusion, the Triakis in Pure, again the Assegai in Pulse, the Goteki 45 in HD and the AG-Systems Speed in 2048.
  • Good Bad Bugs: Triakis's cornering deceleration rate in Pure is bugged, making it quite agile for a heavy craft. Pulse factored this bug (and its fixing) into the lore by noting that Triakis had installed an illegal reverse-inertia deceleration system on their FX 300 craft.
  • Freud Was Right: Any of single-hull AG craft, especially post-Fusion FEISAR's and Piranha, if you will...
  • Magnum Opus: Either 2097, 3, HD or 2048 for the fans, though professional critics think Pure is this.
  • Meaningful Name: Hi-Fumi in Wipeout 3; it's Japanese for '1,2,3'.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: "CONTENDER ELIMINATED." Unless it's happening to you, that is.
    • In HD, "GOLD MEDAL AWARDED."
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Wipeout Pure was a welcome improvement after the poorly-received Wipeout Fusion.
  • The Woobie: The back story for Icaras for Wipeout 3 will surely make you feel bad for them.
  • That One Level: A nice cross-section of some vicious tracks from the series inception through to HD Fury can be seen here. Highlights include:
    • From the very first game, Silverstream. A tight, very technical track with alternates routes at two points where choosing the wrong path meant you were effectively out of the running. So notorious, it's still considered one of the (if not THE) hardest courses in the series.
    • Temtesh Bay Course 2, from Fusion. A veritable checklist of horrible track design decisions. It was so bad that it became part of a major in-universe race disaster when the backstory to Pure was released.

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