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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.

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Hydro Thunder PlayStation Shark
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Tourism boat
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Cruise ship
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Boat selection

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Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Dreamcast Oct 16, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun Dreamcast Oct, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Video Games Dreamcast Nov, 1999 80 out of 100 80
GamersMark Dreamcast Oct 28, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Mar, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
Armchair Empire, The Dreamcast Sep 01, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN PlayStation Mar 20, 2000 7.3 out of 10 73
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jun 05, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 May, 2000 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 01, 2000 6.2 out of 10 62

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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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