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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.

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Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Time to jump
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Choose boat
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Lost island loading
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Island track

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Dreamcast Oct, 1999 4 out of 4 100
Gamezilla Dreamcast Oct 16, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Super Play (Sweden) Dreamcast Nov, 1999 82 out of 100 82
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Mar 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Dreamcast Sep 01, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games Nintendo 64 May, 2000 68 out of 100 68
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Mar, 2000 52 out of 100 52
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Dec 07, 1999 10 out of 20 50
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 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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