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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 Nintendo 64 In a cave
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Using the boost.
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Island track
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Arctic track

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 22, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Mar 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GamersMark Dreamcast Oct 28, 2000 8 out of 10 80
NowGamer Dreamcast Mar 25, 1999 7.9 out of 10 79
Nintendo Power Magazine Nintendo 64 Mar, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
IGN PlayStation Mar 20, 2000 7.3 out of 10 73
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60
PC Gamer UK Windows Aug, 2000 54 out of 100 54
Power The PlayStation Mag / Playstation Power PlayStation Apr, 2000 4 out of 10 40

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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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