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Hydro Thunder

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
81
3.9
Nintendo 64
75
4.1
Windows
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4.6
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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 Nice location
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Choose boat
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Next race
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Watch on ship

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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
IGN Dreamcast Sep 07, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Defunct Games Dreamcast Apr 30, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Sep 10, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Mar, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
Mega Fun PlayStation May, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jun 05, 2000 14 out of 20 70
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 May, 2000 69 out of 100 69
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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