Hydro Thunder

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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.


Hydro Thunder PlayStation Jumping from the waterfall.
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Next race
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Game start
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Lost island loading

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Dreamcast Oct, 1999 4 out of 4 100
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 22, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
NowGamer Dreamcast Mar 25, 1999 7.9 out of 10 79
Armchair Empire, The Dreamcast Sep 01, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo 64 Apr, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 01, 2000 6.2 out of 10 62
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60
CoreMagazine.com Dreamcast 1999 C+ 58
NowGamer PlayStation Mar 01, 2000 2.2 out of 10 22


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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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