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Hydro Thunder

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Nintendo 64
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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 Nintendo 64 The water is like a mirror
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Boat selection
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Time extended
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 End of tunnel is near

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Video Games Dreamcast Oct, 1999 4 out of 4 100
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
Mega Fun Dreamcast Oct, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 22, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
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
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60
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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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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