Wipeout: Create & Crash

 
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Learning(i)

Reasonably fun casual game based on Wipeout TV show.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Tied to the Wipeout television show, this game lets male and female contestants compete against one another in over-the-top obstacle courses where contestants frequently fall and "wipe out."

Positive role models

The game doesn't give any information on the characters you play, so it's difficult to ascertain whether or not they're positive role models. But they seem happy, athletic, and competitive. 

Ease of play

This game is easier to control than the last Wipeout game, but it's still not without issues. How you control the game varies depending on the platform.

Violence

The game has some mild violence, especially when the contestants "wipe out" by getting hit with objects, falling onto platforms, or dropping into water or mud. They don't get hurt but they often cry out.

Sex
Not applicable
Language

The narrators make some suggestive puns like "getting hit in the asteroids." The game also asks, "Do you have what it takes to conquer the world-famous Big Balls?"

Consumerism

The game is tied to the ABC television show of the same name, down to the graphics, obstacle course names and objects, and the two narrators. It can be seen as a way of marketing the show.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

There's a reference to grog, a variety of alcoholic beverages not unlike beer.

Privacy & safety
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know Wipeout: Create & Crash is based on the popular ABC television show. Gamers play as a contestant who goes through an over-the-top obstacle course (you can create your own, and you can challenge friends beside you in front of the same TV). There's some mild violence, as players "wipe out," plus there's some cheeky commentary and one reference to grog, an alcoholic beverage. Overall, though, this "Everyone 10+"-rated game is quite tame.  

What kids can learn

Subjects

Science

  • momentum
  • physics

Arts

  • movement

Hobbies

  • sports

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • strategy
  • applying information

Creativity

  • imagination
  • producing new content

Self-Direction

  • time management

Tech Skills

  • digital creation

Health & Fitness

  • fitness
  • gross motor skills

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

The game is fun and engaging for its silly obstacle course, multiplayer support, and course creator.

Learning Approach

Though the game doesn't offer much depth, gamers can experiment with creating their own courses and share them for feedback from other players.

Support

Not much support other than some tutorials.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Science

  • momentum
  • physics

Arts

  • movement

Hobbies

  • sports

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • strategy
  • applying information

Creativity

  • imagination
  • producing new content

Self-Direction

  • time management

Tech Skills

  • digital creation

Health & Fitness

  • fitness
  • gross motor skills

Kids can learn about creating and sharing their own obstacle courses. They design courses, experiment with various objects and shapes, place these in the level, and try out the course. They'll learn about object size, variety, physics, and placement. By providing a level creator, kids get to experiment with building their own Wipeout: Create & Crash courses and learn from friends' feedback.

This Learning Rating review was written by Marc Saltzman

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What's it about?

Based on the popular Wipeout TV program, WIPEOUT: CREATE & CRASH is a video game that lets you play as a contestant challenged with completing an over-the-top obstacle course, such as hopping on inflatable cylinders, running along thin planks or giant balls, using zip lines, and climbing walls. One slip, and into the water you go. Broadcasters will add color and commentary to your performance as you compete to reach the finish line. This new version of the game gives you the tools to create, play, and share your own courses. Plus, there's a side-by-side multiplayer option for those in front of the same TV (solo or team-based play). Wipeout: Create & Crash can be played on the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, and Xbox 360 platforms (with support for Kinect), plus there's a Nintendo 3DS version not tested for this review.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 
It's OK for what it is: a silly, lighthearted, value-priced game for fans of the show. Wipeout: Create & Crash is better than last year's faulty game (with its shallow play and finicky controls), especially since now you can design and share your own courses; choose from easy, medium, or hard obstacles; and try to beat your course or pass on the unique code to friends so they can try to beat your best time. Also new to this version, players can compete as familiar characters from the show or create their own challenger. Plus, there are new themed courses like "Wipeouts Ahoy" and "Prehistoric Panic," as well as "Course of the Day" and "Wipeout Max" modes, the latter of which offers an endless number of randomly generated courses with increasing difficulty. It won't win any awards, but Wipeout: Create & Crash should entertain younger players fond of the hit TV show.
 

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Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS
Price:$29.99 to $39.99
Available online?Not available online
Developer:Activision
Release date:October 15, 2013
Genre:Action/Adventure
Topics:Sports and martial arts, Adventures
ESRB rating:E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Kid, 8 years old October 19, 2013
 

wipeout create and crash

i have a different wipeout game,and this is not even realistic.this game is okay for kids.
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