Hydro Thunder

Critic Score User Score
Windows
...
4.6
PlayStation
59
4.0
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 Jumping from the waterfall.
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Tourism boat
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Using the boost.
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Track selection

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Critic Reviews

IMPLANTgames Dreamcast Oct 04, 2009 9 out of 10 90
IGN Dreamcast Sep 07, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Defunct Games Dreamcast Apr 30, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Mega Fun Dreamcast Oct, 1999 83 out of 100 83
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Mar 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Sep 10, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Dreamcast Sep 01, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN PlayStation Mar 20, 2000 7.3 out of 10 73
games xtreme Nintendo 64 Jun 29, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 01, 2000 6.2 out of 10 62

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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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