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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 PlayStation Arctic track
Hydro Thunder Nintendo 64 Take boost
Hydro Thunder PlayStation Ramp

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Hydro Thunder Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Dreamcast Oct, 1999 4 out of 4 100
Super Play (Sweden) Dreamcast Nov, 1999 82 out of 100 82
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Mar 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GamersMark Dreamcast Oct 28, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Dreamcast Nov, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Daily Radar Nintendo 64 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
Mega Fun PlayStation May, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Video Games Nintendo 64 May, 2000 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 01, 2000 6.2 out of 10 62
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast May 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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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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