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4 Wheel Thunder is the off-road racing sequel to the power-boat racing game Hydro Thunder.

In this game, players race around two types of courses; huge outdoor tracks and smaller indoor tracks. All in all, there are 24 areas in which to race, including various day/night and rain/sunshine variations. The game includes the standard championship, practice race, and two player modes.

The Thunder series of games is unique in that the key to winning the race lies not in careful steering and braking, instead focusing more in finding the boost power-ups that lie around the tracks. Each boost icon adds a few seconds of time to your boost meter. The player then can press a boost button to increase the speed of the truck dramatically. Without using boost power-ups, the player has no chance of winning a race.


4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Arena Racing
4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Title Screen
4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Desert Racing
4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Two Player Split Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Xceleration" -- Development title

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User Reviews

Fast Glitzy but largely underwhelming Mike Rogers (6) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex 2000 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun May, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
IGN May 05, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug 08, 2001 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Jan 11, 2002 B 75
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Jul, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Jul, 2000 7 out of 10 70
DC Swirl Jun 08, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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quizzley7 (21708) added 4 Wheel Thunder (Dreamcast) on Jul 15, 2001