Official Title  Wipeout 2097
Common Title  Wipeout 2097
Serial Number(s)  SLES-00327
Region  PAL
Genre / Style  Racing

Developer  Psygnosis.
Publisher  Psygnosis.
Date Released  1 October 1996
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLES-00327
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 12
( 1 Data Track &
11 Audio Tracks )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  711719632429  - 


Menus and gameplay are in English.

Hot on the vapor trails of the hit original, Wipeout X or Wipeout 2097(European title)L brings new tracks and more weapons to fans of futuristic racing. With new weapons, new racing tactics come into play, but the main goal of the game remains the same: Pilot a supersonic hoversled through a twisting, looping, gravity-challenging track, first to the finish line, to the tunes of a progressive house and electronica soundtrack.

Wipeout XL is set in the year 2097, around four decades after its predecessor. Instead of the F3600 anti-gravity racing competition, the game features an even faster and more dangerous tournament: the F5000 AG league. The gameplay system is similar to that of the previous game: players race against each other or computer in high-speed futuristic environments, liberally picking up weapons scattered around the stages and using them against the opponents to finish the race in the highest position.

The variety of weapons available in Wipeout XL sets it apart from its predecessor, with straight-out damage-dealers, such as rockets and missiles, defensive enhancements, including special shields and the mine-detonating Quake Disruptor, and support tools like the E-Pack recharger or the four-second Autopilot ability. Weapons are obtained and selected for use simply by steering over them, then activated with the press of a button.

The game offers four difficulty settings, which affect the top speed of the anti-grav racing ships and the number of laps that must be completed in each race. Additional tracks and features can be unlocked through accomplished play. Multiplayer racing is available between two console systems running the game, connected with a link cable.

Bigger, badder "XL" edition of the breakaway hit futuristic racing game
New weapons add strategy and action to the high-speed races
As many as 15 ships on the track at the same time
Soundtrack features Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Fluke, and more

  Manufacturer's description:

Anti-gravity racing that's light years ahead of the pack!

The original scorched the game world and became an instant classic. Fast-forward now to a brutal new generation of anti gravity racing. Loaded with faster, smoother graphics, more tracks, more crafts, and a range of nasty new weaponry. Wipeout XL will give you the rush of your life.

Up to 15 ships on the track as the same time
Secret racing features for accomplished players
New range of strategic and more explosive weapons
Multiple racing classes for a variety of player ability levels
Cool soundtrack by Future Sound of London, Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Underworld, Fluke, and Photek.

  • Third or First person perspectives.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • SCI-FI & Futuristic themes.
Number Of Players  1 or 2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
 Namco NeGcon [SLEH-0003]
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  Yes
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.7.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 53, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.7.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe Cdrom plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it (Digital only).
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Move ship:  D-Pad
  Thrust -  X Button
  Use weapon -  Circle Button
  Discard weapon -  Square Button
  Change view -  Triangle Button
  Left air brakes -  L2 Button
  Right air brakes -  R2 Button
  Pause game -  Start Button


  Access all tracks -   At the main menu hold L1 + R1 + Select and press Square, Circle, Triangle, Circle, Square 
  Access phantom class -   At the main menu hold L1 + R1 + Select and press Triangle, Triangle, Triangle, Circle, Circle, Circle 
  Challenge 1 Mode -   Square, Circle, Square, Triangle, Circle, Triangle, Triangle, Circle, Square, Square, Square, Triangle, X, Square 
  Infinite Energy -   Pause the game and hold L1 + R1 + Select and press Triangle, X, Square, Circle, Triangle, X, Square, Circle 
  Infinite time -   Pause the game, hold L1 + R1 + Select and press Triangle, Square, Circle, X, Triangle, Square, Circle, X 
  Infinite Weapons -   Pause the game, hold L1 + R1 + Select and press X, X, Square, Square, Circle, Circle, Triangle 
  Race as animal crafts -   While the game loads hold L1 + R2 + Start + Select until the main menu appears 
  Race as animal crafts -   Secret Team At the main menu hold L1 + R1 + Select and press X, X, X, X, Circle, Triangle, Square 

  Checkpoint Time Infinite -  
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 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 1460 x 1481 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 320 KB
Dim. - 1939 x 1443 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 523 KB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 1540 x 1540 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 240 KB

  • Wipeout XL [SIPS-60010]  - 
  • Wipeout XL [SCUS-94351]  - 

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