Hydro Thunder

Critic Score User Score
Windows
...
4.6
Arcade
...
4.2
Dreamcast
81
3.9
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Description

Port 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.

Screenshots

Hydro Thunder PlayStation Tunnel
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Main menu
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 In a cave
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Time to jump

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
SEGA-Portal.de Dreamcast Sep 21, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 22, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Mar 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
NowGamer Dreamcast Mar 25, 1999 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
games xtreme Nintendo 64 Jun 29, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jun 05, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Dec 07, 1999 10 out of 20 50
Power The PlayStation Mag / Playstation Power PlayStation Apr, 2000 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Dreamcast versions

This 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.

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