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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 Start screen
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Jumping from a ramp.
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 In a cave
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Get out!

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Dreamcast Oct, 1999 4 out of 4 100
Defunct Games Dreamcast Apr 30, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Mega Fun Dreamcast Oct, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Super Play (Sweden) Dreamcast Nov, 1999 82 out of 100 82
GamersMark Dreamcast Oct 28, 2000 8 out of 10 80
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Mar 27, 2000 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
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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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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