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4 Wheel Thunder (Dreamcast)

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Description

4 Wheel Thunder is the off-road racing sequel to the power-boat racing game Hydro Thunder.

In this game, players race around two types of courses; huge outdoor tracks and smaller indoor tracks. All in all, there are 24 areas in which to race, including various day/night and rain/sunshine variations. The game includes the standard championship, practice race, and two player modes.

The Thunder series of games is unique in that the key to winning the race lies not in careful steering and braking, instead focusing more in finding the boost power-ups that lie around the tracks. Each boost icon adds a few seconds of time to your boost meter. The player then can press a boost button to increase the speed of the truck dramatically. Without using boost power-ups, the player has no chance of winning a race.

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4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Title Screen
4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Two Player Split Screen
4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Desert Racing
4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Each Race Starts with a Course Fly-Through

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User Reviews

Fast Glitzy but largely underwhelming Mike Rogers (6) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

The Press Says

Mega Fun May, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 16, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug 08, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Planet Dreamcast May 10, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Electric Playground 2000 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Jan 11, 2002 B 75
Super Play Jul, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 07, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 27, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68

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quizzley7 (21202) added 4 Wheel Thunder (Dreamcast) on Jul 15, 2001