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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 Time to jump
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 End of tunnel is near
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Shark
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Polar bears

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Hydro Thunder Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Oct 25, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamezilla Dreamcast Oct 16, 1999 88 out of 100 88
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Mar 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
NowGamer Dreamcast Mar 25, 1999 7.9 out of 10 79
Mega Fun PlayStation May, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Video Games PlayStation May, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jun 05, 2000 14 out of 20 70
PC Gamer UK Windows Aug, 2000 54 out of 100 54
NowGamer PlayStation Mar 01, 2000 2.2 out of 10 22

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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 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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