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Hydro Thunder
Publisher: Midway
Developer:
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
US
$? T-9702N
Sega Dreamcast
US (Sega All Stars)
$? T-9702N
Sega Dreamcast
EU
€39.99 ? T-9702D-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE/FR/NL
? T-9702D-51
Sega Dreamcast
UK/ES/IT
39.99 ? T-9702D-61
Sega Dreamcast
BR
R$R? 197176




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Hydro Thunder is a racing game developed and published by Midway in 1999. Originally released in arcades, it was ported to the Sega Dreamcast as a launch title in both North America and PAL regions in 1999. It was later ported to other consoles, though the Dreamcast version remains the closest version to the arcade game.

Hydro Thunder is a power boat racing game and the first in Midway's Thunder series. Several plans for a sequel were put in place, but none emerged until Hydro Thunder Hurricane was released for Xbox Live Arcade in 2010. The third entry to the Thunder series, 4 Wheel Thunder was released for the Dreamcast in 2001.

Magazine articles

Main article: Hydro Thunder/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

ODCM US 01.pdfODCM US 01.pdf

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Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #1: "September 1999" (1999-08-24)

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Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #2: "November 1999" (1999-10-05)

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #125: "December 1999" (1999-11-09)

DCUK 01.pdf

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DC-UK (UK) #1: "September 1999" (1999-xx-xx)

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Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) #2: "Décembre 1999/Janvier 2000" (1999-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №13, p100[1]
89 №94, p96/97
70 №3, p74/75[2]
79 №1, p82/83[3]
60 №78, p75[4]
80
66 №102, p119[5]
70 №1, p38[6]
Sega Dreamcast
74
Based on
8 reviews

Dreamcast, US
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Dreamcast, US (Hot! New!)

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Dreamcast, US (Sega All Stars)
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Dreamcast, UK/ES/IT
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Dreamcast, DE/FR/NL
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Dreamcast, BR
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HydroThunderDCBRManual.pdf
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References

  1. File:Arcade UK 13.pdf, page 100
  2. File:DreamcastMonthly UK 03.pdf, page 74
  3. File:DreamcastMagazine UK 01.pdf, page 82
  4. File:Edge UK 078.pdf, page 77
  5. File:PlayerOne FR 102.pdf, page 119
  6. File:ROD ES 01.pdf, page 38