Wipeout 2 is an endless runner which pits you up against obstacles from the TV series of the same name which try to knock you off the platform and into the water.
Play as a zombie or a viking
The aim of Wipeout 2 is to complete courses in a faster time than your opponent while also collecting coins and completing mini challenges, such as sliding five times in one stage. Unsurprisingly, the courses get harder as you go along.
This game has a lot of neat themes, so you might play as a zombie, a pirate, or a viking. The obstacles (which originally featured on the TV show) are creative and quirky, and you can chose between different characters as you advance through the levels.
There are regular checkpoints so your progress is saved until time runs out and there are several boosts to choose from, including teleport (to get past difficult obstacles), and time reset.
The controls are simple enough to pick up: swipe right to run, up to jump and down to slide. But the more you play, the more you realize they aren't very accurate. The main problem seems to be with jumping. If you're trying to jump from one obstacle to the next to the next, often it will only recognize your first jump and you'll fall into the water after that.This is really annoying and may be enough to put some players off.
Also, trying to jump across the Big Balls (that's the name of an obstacle) is a little tricky, as you have to jump and run at the same time, which is difficult to get the hang of. But this game is all about precision and you will need practice to get past all the obstacles.
An explosion of colors
Graphics and characterization are where Wipeout 2 comes into its own. It's bold, colorful and full of fun. There are zombies on the loose, a giant pirate watching your every move, and a medieval knight on his horse blocking your path.
There isn't any music to accompany you, only crashes, squeals and splashes as you hit obstacles or fall in the water.
Full of fun
Wipeout 2 is an addictive, silly, quirky and colorful game. While it's let down by unreliable controls and usability issues, it's still super fun to play.