Game Classification

Wipeout Magnavox (U.S.A.), Magnavox (U.S.A.), 1972  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Wipeout is one of six Odyssey add-on games released in 1972, and the first home videogame with a car racing theme. The race takes place on the included game board, on which players move their car tokens. How many spaces they can move is not decided by throwing dice though, but by an on-screen race using the Odyssey console.

While one player tries to maneuver his spot along the race track shown on the screen overlay, the other one counts how many times he can make the ball spot oscillate on the screen, deducting a point from the racer every time it does so. Colliding with the ball spot or leaving the race track costs points too, further reducing the number of spaces the racer can move his token on the game board after he finishes. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Magnavox Odyssey