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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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Critic Reviews

X64 Apr, 2000 94 out of 100 94
HappyPuppy Mar 27, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Mar, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Daily Radar 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
games xtreme Jun 29, 2000 7.1 out of 10 71
Retro Game Reviews Jan 15, 2018 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Mega Fun May, 2000 69 out of 100 69
Video Games May, 2000 68 out of 100 68
64 Power / big.N / N Games Mar, 2000 52 out of 100 52


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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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Zovni (10623) added Hydro Thunder (Nintendo 64) on Aug 08, 2001
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