by Damien McFerran 10/12/2012
Product: Flashout 3D
Developer: Jujubee Games Studio
Format: iPhone, iPad
Although it borrowed elements from Super Mario Kart and Powerdrome, Psygnosis's WipEout was nevertheless a milestone for the racing genre, combining incredible speed with oh-so-trendy presentation to create a game-changing speed-fest.
Its creator is sadly now defunct, but WipEout continues to exert a tremendous amount of influence on futuristic racers - as Flashout 3D proves.
To all intents and purposes, this is essentially a rather shameless iOS clone of WipEout. The craft all look similar, the power-ups are pretty much the same, and the savvy combination of eye-catching visuals and a pumping techno soundtrack ensures that you'll be thinking of the classic PlayStation title as you complete each lap.
The iPhone finally gets its own WipEout, but the puzzling absence of pure racing excitement makes this a tricky one to recommend.
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