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DescriptionPort of Midway's arcade boat-racer. The premise is non-existent, you simply rev up the engines and go on 13 water courses set in Antarctica, the far east, the Greek isles, etc. on different types of futuristic boats. Races use the usual arcade checkpoint system and scattered across the courses you'll find an assortment of power-ups and upgrades like nitro boosters.
Graphics are entirely 3D with reflective water effects and realistic bouncing and bucking in the boats. Multiplayer competitions are supported for 2 players on the PlayStation version.
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There are 42 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.
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The Press Says
|SEGA-Portal.de||Sep 21, 2009||9 out of 10||90|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Oct 25, 1999||90|
|IMPLANTgames||Oct 04, 2009||9 out of 10||90|
|Defunct Games||Apr 30, 2005||84 out of 100||84|
|Gaming Target||Jun 22, 2000||8.1 out of 10||81|
|GamersMark||Oct 28, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|Planet Dreamcast||Sep 10, 1999||8 out of 10||80|
|Gamezone (Germany)||Apr 27, 2001||6.8 out of 10||68|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||May 07, 2005||6 out of 10||60|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Dec 07, 1999||10 out of 20||50|
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TriviaThis game was released twice! Four games released by Midway back when they first started making Dreamcast games had several errors, which were fixed in subsequent pressings. How do you tell if you have a fixed copy? The cover should should say "Hot! New!", the disc is slightly different, and the UPC may also be different.
The other games that were released as Hot! New! versions were Mortal Kombat Gold, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, and NFL Blitz 2000.
Related Web Sites
- Hydro Thunder at Midway -- Publishers game page
- Wikipedia: Hydro Thunder -- Information about Hydro Thunder at Wikipedia
Zovni (9384) added Hydro Thunder (Dreamcast) on Aug 08, 2001