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If you loved the arcade version like I did and you don't own any other system, then Hydro Thunder is without a doubt the most rip-roaring, fun-loving boat racing game on the system. However, if you own another system, either the Dreamcast or Nintendo 64, then you should pick up one on either of those two systems, the Dreamcast version being the best of the bunch.
A PlayStation port of a powerful arcade machine obviously can't look as good as its coin-eating counterpart (and at times is downright ugly), but if you're desperate for some Hydro Thunder action, you'll still have a blast with this version.
Tout est loin d’être parfait, mais on a affaire avec Hydro Thunder à un jeu grisant de par sa vitesse et sa bonne jouabilité. De plus, le style étant peu exploité sur la machine, on bénéficie d’un gameplay un peu particulier qui apporte un peu de fraîcheur à côté de la myriade de jeux de course auto disponibles.
While it's obvious the developers spent more time making this version of Hydro Thunder more complete, without the graphical muscle of the arcade hardware or the Dreamcast, the PlayStation version simply isn't as impressive.
Power The PlayStation Mag / Playstation Power
No worse than N64
versions, but nothing special. With graphics like these, it's hardly Gran Turismo
This game is offensively bad and will appal all who sail in her. Even if you’re a die-hard boat racing fanatic, then this game will only serve to frustrate and depress. Rubbish.