Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wipeout 2 - App Review

Wipeout 2 app for Apple iOS and Android is a silly, side scrolling obstacle course that’s all about the wipeouts. Yup, this is the official app for the TV show bearing the same name. This one is fun and easily the best iteration of the game I’ve seen on any platform.  (continued)

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Wipeout 2 app presents in landscape mode to reveal a tried and true obstacle course, inspired by the likes seen on the popular summertime TV show. Your mission, is to traverse this goofy course and make it to the finish with a qualifying time to advance to the next round. Your opponent’s shadow can be seen running the course with you, so you always have a visual clue as to where you stand in the scheme of things. The play itself follows the same format as the TV show, with a qualifier, semi-finals and the main event in the Wipeout Zone. Successfully complete all rounds with the best time to win the episode. There’s plenty of episodes to be played here, and yes, they feature obstacles from the show, and yup, that includes the ever popular big balls too. 

The controls are a tad wonky by default, but the good news is, they can be tweaked in the setting page. There’s an invisible d-pad on the lower left for lateral movement, with another on the lower right used for jumps and dives. The controls on the lower right are problematic, and I suggest replacing them with virtual buttons, which just worked better. The graphics go for cartoonish realism, mimicking the shows look and feel nicely. The animation feels a little slow, but the wipeouts are comical and I loved the slow motion instant replay. The sounds feature the show’s theme song, along with basic effects to round out the fun.

Wipeout 2 app for Apple iOS and Android is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves gaming and is a fan of the show. Good fun and certainly worth a few chuckles.


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