Description4 Wheel Thunder is the off-road racing sequel to the popular 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, rain/sunshine variations. The game includes the standard championship, practice race, and 2-player modes.
The thunder series of games is unique in that the key to winning the race lies not in careful steering and braking, but 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 his or her truck dramatically. Without the boost power-ups, the player has no hope of winning a race.
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|Fast Glitzy but largely underwhelming||Mike Rogers (6)|
The Press Says
|Game Vortex||2000||90 out of 100||90|
|HappyPuppy||May 22, 2000||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Power Unlimited||Jun, 2000||8.2 out of 10||82|
|IGN||May 05, 2000||8.1 out of 10||81|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Aug 08, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|Electric Playground||2000||8 out of 10||80|
|Planet Dreamcast||May 10, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|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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- 4 Wheel Thunder at Midway (Publishers game page)