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Hydra

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
2.5
Lynx
63
2.9
ZX Spectrum
...
0.8
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Description

If being the best speedboat racer in the world were all there was to life, you'd live on easy street. But when the government of Hydra has asked for your help in defeating Hydra's enemies by couriering parts to a secret weapon, and those enemies know you're coming... well then, life gets interesting.

Race down narrow swamp lanes to deliver parts of a secret weapon to bases at the finish of each section. Enemies will be shooting at you, but you can shoot back with Uzi Cannons and Nukes. Collect crystals along the way to boost your speed or shields.

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Hydra Atari ST A crash!
Hydra Amstrad CPC Out of fuel.
Hydra Atari ST Racing along the shore...
Hydra Arcade Transport the virus.

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The Press Says

Game Zero Lynx Aug, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Lynx Jun, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 58 out of 100 58
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 49 out of 100 49
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1991 43 out of 100 43
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1991 43 out of 100 43
The Video Game Critic Lynx Nov 14, 2003 C- 42
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jul, 1991 41 out of 100 41
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1991 38 out of 100 38

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  • Hydra Manual (The manual for the game Hydra is reprinted here.)
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