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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.

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Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 I see rivals
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Skull exit
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Cruise ship
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Lost island loading

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Critic Reviews

SEGA-Portal.de Dreamcast Sep 21, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games Dreamcast Apr 30, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Super Play (Sweden) Dreamcast Nov, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Dreamcast Nov, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Mar, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
Video Games Nintendo 64 May, 2000 68 out of 100 68
CoreMagazine.com Dreamcast 1999 C+ 58
PC Gamer UK Windows Aug, 2000 54 out of 100 54
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Dec 07, 1999 10 out of 20 50

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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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