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Hydro Thunder

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
81
...
Windows
...
4.4
Nintendo 64
76
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 Nintendo 64 Time extended
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 In a cave
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 In air
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 End of tunnel is near

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The Press Says

SEGA-Portal.de Dreamcast Sep 21, 2009 9 out of 10 90
IMPLANTgames Dreamcast Oct 04, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dreamcast Oct 25, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Super Play Dreamcast Nov, 1999 82 out of 100 82
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Mar 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Sep 10, 1999 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
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jun 05, 2000 14 out of 20 70
PC Gamer UK Windows Aug, 2000 54 out of 100 54

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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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