Hydro Thunder

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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.


Hydro Thunder PlayStation Skull exit
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Seconds before the crash
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 In air
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Loading

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Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Dreamcast Oct 16, 1999 88 out of 100 88
IGN Dreamcast Sep 07, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Mega Fun Dreamcast Oct, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Super Play (Sweden) Dreamcast Nov, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Daily Radar Nintendo 64 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
games xtreme Nintendo 64 Jun 29, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71
PSM PlayStation Apr, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
NowGamer PlayStation Mar 01, 2000 2.2 out of 10 22


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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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