Hydro Thunder

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Hydro Thunder
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Midway Home Entertainment
Developer:
Original system(s): Midway Quicksilver II arcade hardware[1]
Developer(s) of original games: Midway Studios San Diego
Peripherals supported: Jump Pack, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Racing

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
US
T-9702N
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Dreamcast
US
(Sega All Stars)
$19.9519.95[4] T-9702N
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Dreamcast
DE
T-9702D-51
USK: 6
Sega Dreamcast
ES
8,490Ptas8,490[10] T-9702D-61
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
FR
T-9702D-51
SELL: Tous Publics
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.9939.99[7][8] T-9702D-61
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
DE/FR/NL
T-9702D-51
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
ES/UK/IT
T-9702D-61
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$94.9594.95[13]
Sega Dreamcast
BR
197176
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Non-Sega versions

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Hydro Thunder is a racing game developed and published by Midway Games 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

Main article: Hydro Thunder/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 Konzol (HU)
87
[14]
Arcade (UK) PAL
75
[15]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
89
[16]
Dreamcast Monthly (UK) PAL
70
[17]
DC-UK (UK) PAL
70
[18]
Digitiser (UK)
92
[19]
Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel (FR) PAL
70
[20]
Dreamcast: Das Offizielle Magazin (DE) PAL
50
[21]
Dreamcast Magazine (UK)
79
[22]
Edge (UK) PAL
60
[23]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[24]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
86
[25]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[26]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
78
[27]
Man!ak (PL)
80
[28]
Neo Plus (PL)
60
[29]
Next Level (AR)
79
[30]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (UK)
60
[8]
Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) NTSC-U
80
[31]
Player One (FR)
66
[32]
PSX Extreme (PL)
60
[33]
Revista Oficial Dreamcast (ES) PAL
70
[10]
Strana Igr (RU)
60
[34]
Video Games (DE) PAL
80
[35]
Sega Dreamcast
73
Based on
24 reviews

Hydro Thunder

Dreamcast, US
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Cover
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Disc
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Inlay
Dreamcast, US (Hot! New!)
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, US (Sega All Stars)
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Cover
Dreamcast, UK/ES/IT
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, DE/FR/NL
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Cover
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Disc
Dreamcast, BR
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Cover
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Disc
HydroThunderDCBRManual.pdf
Manual
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Inlay
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Contrato De Licenca

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1999-06-16 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1999-07-28 GD-R Page
Sega Dreamcast
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1999-09-08 GD-R Page

External links

References

  1. [ ]
  2. Press release: 1999-09-02: Sega Dreamcast Launch Titles and Peripherals
  3. http://www.sega.com:80/sega/catalog/SegaProduct.jhtml?PRODID=296 (Wayback Machine: 2001-04-27 11:56)
  4. http://www.chipsworld.co.uk/detProd.asp?ProductCode=1185 (Wayback Machine: 2002-02-14 17:26)
  5. https://groups.google.com/g/uk.games.video.dreamcast/c/zCHdhNLlFt0/m/bWLym4b8sQoJ
  6. Dreamcast Monthly, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-11-18), page 75
  7. 8.0 8.1 Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-09-30), page 92
  8. http://www.centromail.es/top/ficha_liquidacion.asp?codmail=13454&codprov= (Wayback Machine: 2002-09-23 14:39)
  9. 10.0 10.1 Revista Oficial Dreamcast, "Enero 2000" (ES; 1999-12-20), page 38
  10. http://www.micromania.fr:80/zooms/?ref=16062 (Wayback Machine: 2002-11-04 12:57)
  11. http://www.futuregamez.net:80/outnow/dc.html (Wayback Machine: 2001-07-31 23:17)
  12. Hyper, "January 2000" (AU; 1999-12-01), page 84
  13. 576 Konzol, "Október 2000" (HU; 2000-xx-xx), page 39
  14. Arcade, "December 1999" (UK; 1999-11-01), page 100
  15. Consoles +, "Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-1x-xx), page 96
  16. Dreamcast Monthly, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-11-18), page 74
  17. DC-UK, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-10-26), page 16
  18. Digitiser (UK) (1999-10-14)
  19. Dreamcast: Le Magazine Officiel, "Décembre 1999/Janvier 2000" (FR; 1999-12-xx), page 90
  20. Dreamcast: Das Offizielle Magazin, "November 1999" (DE; 1999-11-11), page 62
  21. Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 1" (UK; 1999-09-09), page 82
  22. Edge, "November 1999" (UK; 1999-10-28), page 77
  23. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 1999" (US; 1999-09-07), page 213
  24. GameFan, "Volume 7, Issue 10: October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 20
  25. GamePro, "October 1999" (US; 1999-xx-xx), page 140
  26. MAN!AC, "01/2000" (DE; 1999-12-01), page 57
  27. Man!ak, "Grudzień 1999" (PL; 1999-xx-xx), page 15
  28. Neo Plus, "Styczeń 2000" (PL; 2000-xx-xx), page 32
  29. Next Level, "Diciembre 1999" (AR; 1999-xx-xx), page 24
  30. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "November 1999" (US; 1999-10-05), page 112
  31. Player One, "Novembre 1999" (FR; 1999-xx-xx), page 119
  32. PSX Extreme, "07/2002" (PL; 2002-0x-xx), page 40
  33. Strana Igr, "Sentyabr 2000 2/2" (RU; 2000-xx-xx), page 19
  34. Video Games, "12/99" (DE; 1999-11-17), page 107


Hydro Thunder

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Prereleases:
Sega Dreamcast
Prototypes: 1999-06-16 | 07-28 | 09-08