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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.

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Hydro Thunder PlayStation Volcano
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Cruise ship
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Next race
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Race starts - I'm last

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Critic Reviews

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
Mega Fun Dreamcast Oct, 1999 83 out of 100 83
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
games xtreme Nintendo 64 Jun 29, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jun 05, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Video Games Nintendo 64 May, 2000 68 out of 100 68
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 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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