Hydro Thunder

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
61
4.0
Windows
...
4.6
Dreamcast
81
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 Cruise ship
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Watch on ship
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Get out!
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Two-players mode

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Sep 30, 2004 A 100
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
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 22, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Video Games Dreamcast Nov, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Sep 10, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Mar, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games PlayStation May, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Video Games Nintendo 64 May, 2000 68 out of 100 68

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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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