Feb, 11 2013

A lot of us have probably wished to participate in the obstacle course show Wipeout, but the reality is that most of us won’t. We can always live vicariously through video games, though, and that’s exactly why Activision teamed up with ABC to bring a game based on the hit TV show to Android. Already available for iOS, Wipeout lets you take on courses like the Big Balls and Topple Towers, and you’ll earn points for making it through unscathed or wiping out in the most ridiculous ways possible.

Style points can be used to unlock new shows, contestants, costumes and power-up helmets like the Amaze-O-Helmet and Slow-Mo Helmet. You can play through a number of themed courses such as Sports Night, Old MacBallsy, an alien-themed course and a monster-themed course. One of the coolest features is being able to record your Wipeouts and run-throughs, and share them with your friends and family on Facebook.

You’ll partake in all this with a range of different characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Some might be faster, yet more prone to wiping out, while others could be slower with better balance. You can net all of this for a quick payment of just $2 — that’s cheap enough to skip a full meal from the dollar menu for a day — so head to the Google Play Store and give it a whirl if you’ve been waiting.

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