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4 Wheel Thunder is the off-road racing sequel to the power-boat racing game Hydro Thunder.

In this game, players race around two types of courses; huge outdoor tracks and smaller indoor tracks. All in all, there are 24 areas in which to race, including various day/night and rain/sunshine variations. The game includes the standard championship, practice race, and two player modes.

The Thunder series of games is unique in that the key to winning the race lies not in careful steering and braking, instead focusing more in finding the boost power-ups that lie around the tracks. Each boost icon adds a few seconds of time to your boost meter. The player then can press a boost button to increase the speed of the truck dramatically. Without using boost power-ups, the player has no chance of winning a race.


4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Arena Racing
4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Each Race Starts with a Course Fly-Through
4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Desert Racing
4 Wheel Thunder Dreamcast Two Player Split Screen

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Fast Glitzy but largely underwhelming Mike Rogers (6) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Video Games May, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun May, 2000 87 out of 100 87
HappyPuppy May 22, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
IGN May 05, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Electric Playground 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot May 25, 2000 7.3 out of 10 73
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.) Jul, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 07, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Super Play (Sweden) Jul, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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quizzley7 (21710) added 4 Wheel Thunder (Dreamcast) on Jul 15, 2001