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Virtual Hydlide is a 3D remake of the original Hydlide for the NES. You must defeat the evil demon Varalys, who turned a beautiful princess into three fairies. Before you confront the ultimate fiend, you must find the three fairies and restore the princess to her normal self by collecting three jewels.

You roam the 3D world of Hydlide, fighting monsters in real time, finding weapons and armor, descending into dungeons, hunting for treasure, and collecting points after defeating your foes, which you can then exchange for items. RPG elements are very slight, as you level up only after completing a portion of the game. You can also generate random maps by yourself and let the hero perform the same quest in your own world.


Virtual Hydlide SEGA Saturn Occasionally the game looks almost real... if you squint your eyes a little.
Virtual Hydlide SEGA Saturn Intro. That's what you get for pissing off Varalys.
Virtual Hydlide SEGA Saturn Title screen.
Virtual Hydlide SEGA Saturn Intro. The land of Hydlide is peaceful and picturesque, until...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Cancer" -- Code name
  • "ヴァーチャル ハイドライド" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Oh Virtual Hydlide, how I wanted to love you. AkibaTechno (254) 2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars2.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Jul, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Game Players Oct, 1995 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) Dec, 1995 3.5 out of 5 70
Mega Fun Oct, 1995 67 out of 100 67 Jun, 2005 4.4 out of 10 44
Super Power (Sweden) Nov, 1995 36 out of 100 36
CD Player 1996 3 out of 10 30
Video Games Aug, 1995 21 out of 100 21 Apr 25, 2019 2 out of 10 20


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Unicorn Lynx (181465) added Virtual Hydlide (SEGA Saturn) on Jun 01, 2004