Hydro Thunder

Critic Score User Score
Windows
...
4.6
Dreamcast
81
...
PlayStation
59
4.0
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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 Nintendo 64 In a cave
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Tourism boat
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Lost island loading
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Choose boat

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Critic Reviews

IMPLANTgames Dreamcast Oct 04, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamersMark Dreamcast Oct 28, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 2 out of 6 80
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Mar 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
NowGamer Dreamcast Mar 25, 1999 7.9 out of 10 79
Daily Radar Nintendo 64 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
IGN PlayStation Mar 20, 2000 7.3 out of 10 73
PSM PlayStation Apr, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 01, 2000 6.2 out of 10 62
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Dec 07, 1999 10 out of 20 50

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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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