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Hydro Thunder

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Nintendo 64
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3.9
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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 PlayStation Jumping from a ramp.
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Nice location
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Get out!
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Skull exit

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The Press Says

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Oct 25, 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
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Sep 10, 1999 8 out of 10 80
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Mar 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 2 out of 6 80
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
PSM PlayStation Apr, 2000 3.5 out of 5 70
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Dec 07, 1999 10 out of 20 50
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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