QJ's WipEout HD Guide & Tournament Ranking
Platform: Playstation Network (PS3)
Developer: SCEE Liverpool Studio
Release Date: September 25th 2008
What is WipEout HD:
Taking the Best tracks from Wipeout Pure and Wipeout Pulse, and delivering them in Full 1080p visuals at a blistering 60 frames per second, Wipeout Hd is the Long awaited incarnation of the classic series on Playstation 3. Supported by a full single player campaign, online races for up to 8 players and a stunning 5.1 soundtrack. Wipeout Hd is exclusive to the Playstation Network.
Single Race: The core of all Wipeout Competitions, The single race, sees 8 teams battle it out at a single location, with or without weapons; all of the glory taking first place being awarded the coveted gold medal.
Tournament: This multiple-race competition awards points after each race based on finishing position. If your tally is high enough at the ned then you have rightfully earned your gold medal.
Time Trial: This classic solo event pits racers against the clock, where the approac to evry corner is paramount, and where each application of the airbrakes must be timed to perfection if victory is to be achieved.
Speed Lap: The logical extension of Time Trail, the Speed Lap event gives players 7 laps in which to record an exceptional lap time. Strategic use of the free turbo pickups is essential.
Zone Mode: The Fan Favorite event returns to test the nerve of anyone looking for the ultimate speed rush. Acceleration is automatic and the top speed increases every 10 second zone. Your destruction is assured but for how long can you survive?
This high-power seismic shock will blaze its way down the track with a fierce and explosive momentum.
Drop a quintet of these floating mines to blindside your opponents with a finely-tuned trail of explosions.
Dependable and destructive, the rockets are three forward-firing projectiles that practically guarantee a hit at close-range.
This smart missile can be fired instantly for a ricochet effect, or locked on for a more accurate shot at the competition.
This dark energy weapon surges across the track causing heavy damage to anything that crosses its path.
Unleash this high-grade wide-radius explosive from the rear of your ship and prepare for a satisfying detonation.
Pepper your opponents with the 30 round rapid-fire barrage of high-calibre proton shells. Fire in bursts for best effect.
Surrender control of your ship to a professional simulated pilot for a few seconds and admire the scenery.
Become invulnerable to weapons fire or collision damage for a brief period with this protective energy shield.
Activate a turbo charge and boost your way through the pack, over a jump, or out of harm's way with a gratifying burst of speed.
The leech beam is a pulsating electronic grapple that drains energy from your opponents and transfers it to your ship.
WipEout HD not only features the top names in electronic music but also delivers its pumping and exclusive soundtrack in Dolby 5.1. With music tracks from Kraftwerk, Booka Shade, Noisia and many more, the soundtrack ensures the music is perfectly suited to take your anti-gravity experience to new heights on Playstation 3. As if that wasn't enough WipEout HD also supports 'custom soundtracks'. Playback your own music using playlists created in the PS3 XMB.
Official Music Track List:
Booka Shade - Steady Rush
DJ Fresh - X-Project (100% Pure Mix)
ED Rush & Optical Matrix - Frontline
Kraftwerk - Aerodynamik
Mason - Exceeder (Special Mix)
Noisia - Seven Stitches
Mist - Smart Systems
Stanton Warriors - Tokyo
Move Ya! & Steve Lavers - Chemical
During any race, pause the game and select the Photo Mode option. You can choose which ship will be the focus of the camera, and adjust the camera angle, zoom level, and so on. When you take the photo, it is saved in JPEG format to the Photo folder on the HDD. The photo will be saved in the resolution that the game is currently being displayed at.
New to the world of WipEout? Let Pilot Assist ease you around the twists and turns of the WipEout HD circuits. Don't worry about picking the perfect line, the Pilot Assist system will ensure that even novice players can successfully navigate the most demanding WipEout tracks!
Tips & Tricks:
-Pad Boosting, Memorize the Patterns of Every level and Try to Chain Pad Boosts as much as possible.
-Barrel Rolling, In most level Barrel Rolling is possible and will give you a extra boost on landing. If done correctly, Pad Boosting in combination with this technique will be extremely efficient.
-Corner Skipping, Using the "Turbo" weapon to Boost yourself up at a Upwards slope and gap over a tight corner. "Pilot Assist" must be removed to achieve this. Options -> Game.
-Turns, Gain advantage by making tight turns or make wide turns to hit the Boost Pads just right.
-Staying Back, Staying back is a perfect way to advance by hitting Teams that where already hit by players in front or Back of them.
-Staying in Front, When in front most weapons are useless, so press the O button to absorb them to heal yourself but drop "Mines", "Bombs" & "Quake" back to deal a massive blow.
-No way out, In the level "Anulpha Pass", towards the end, a Ramp is accessible on your right. Using this Tight ramp as a advantage to blow your enemies by the back without any other possibility for them to move other then to trow themselves out of the course.
-Speedy Ending Speedy Start, In "Speed Lap mode", using your boost a the very end of the level with allow your begging lap to be extremely fast.
-Waiting is useful, Once the "Missiles" are acquired waiting in the back of the enemy will allow for it to Lock on your Target and give it maximum efficiency.
-Braking the Zone, Using only "Air Brakes" in "Zone Mode" will lower the wobbling effect created by you using the analog. This technique is only possible with someone that is 100% comfortable with "Air Brakes".
How to Enter:
Send me a PM (with WipEout HD Tournament as Subject) telling me what Tournament you want to join or create with your PSN Username and your Vehicle.
Ex: Tournament #1, ZereoX, FEISAR.
When every Spot in the Tournament is filled a Date will be Posted & send to the 8 Users.
Current Tournaments Done: 0
-ZereoX, ZereoX - FEISAR
-NYYFAN, nyy4ever2008 - Qirex
-TensorWM, Syntek - Assegai
-Benixo, Benixo - Assegai
-N/A, pbeesley, FEISAR
P.S 1: Maps & Map order is at the Discretion of the Tournament Creator.
P.S 2: If you have something to add PM me or post below.
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