DescriptionPort 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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|HappyPuppy||Mar 27, 2000||8 out of 10||80|
|Total! (Germany)||Apr, 2000||2 out of 6||80|
|Nintendo Power Magazine||Mar, 2000||7.7 out of 10||77|
|Game Informer Magazine||Apr, 2000||7.5 out of 10||75|
|games xtreme||Jun 29, 2000||7.1 out of 10||71|
|Retro Game Reviews||Jan 15, 2018||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 versionsThis 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.
Related Web Sites
- Hydro Thunder at Midway (Publishers game page)
- Wikipedia: Hydro Thunder (Information about Hydro Thunder at Wikipedia)
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