Hydro Thunder

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
81
3.9
Arcade
...
4.2
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 End of tunnel is near
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 In air
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Game start
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Choose boat

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Sep 30, 2004 A 100
SEGA-Portal.de Dreamcast Sep 21, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gamezilla Dreamcast Oct 16, 1999 88 out of 100 88
GamersMark Dreamcast Oct 28, 2000 8 out of 10 80
NowGamer Dreamcast Mar 25, 1999 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jun 05, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 May, 2000 69 out of 100 69
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60
PC Gamer UK Windows Aug, 2000 54 out of 100 54

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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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