Press release: 2000-12-21: Midway's Popular Videogame Titles Selected for 'Sega All Stars' Program; Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, NFL Blitz 2000 and Hydro Thunder Among Top-Selling Sega Dreamcast Titles of All Time

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Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), a leading software industry publisher and developer, today announced that three of the company's most popular titles have qualified for the "Sega All Stars" program. Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, NFL(R) Blitz 2000 and Hydro Thunder(TM) were chosen, based on their strong Dreamcast(TM) sales performance.

The "Sega All Stars" program recognizes top-selling Dreamcast games of all time. Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, NFL Blitz 2000, and Hydro Thunder will all carry a reduced manufacturer's suggested retail price of $19.95 under this new program.

"The selection of Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, NFL Blitz 2000 and Hydro Thunder for the 'Sega All Stars' program is a testament to the extreme popularity of Midway's games," said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway. "We are honored to participate in this program."

Ready 2 Rumble Boxing combines intense boxing competition and outrageous action to create a unique, hilarious and hugely popular entry in the fighting/boxing category. The best-selling game features characters with distinctive personalities, one-of-a-kind costumes and special moves and taunts.

Holding strong to its "no refs, no rules, no mercy" roots, NFL Blitz 2000 sacks the competition with bone crushing tackles, aerial leaps and wild celebrations. Not a typical simulation game, NFL Blitz 2000's over-the-top action and fierce intensity leave extreme football fans thirsting for more. NFL Blitz 2000 is licensed by the NFL and the NFLPA.

With a multitude of high-performance super-boats and tracks to choose from, Hydro Thunder is the ultimate competitive super-boat racing game. Players ride through treacherous water courses with turbo-charged boosts and thrill-seeking jumps.

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About Midway

Midway Games Inc. is a leading interactive entertainment industry developer, publisher and marketer of software for both the coin-operated and home markets. Midway games are available for play on all major dedicated home game platforms, including the PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system and PlayStation(R) game console, Nintendo(R) 64 and Game Boy(R) Color, and Sega Dreamcast(TM).

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NFL Blitz 2000 (c)Midway Amusement Games, LLC. (c)2000 NFLP. Team names and logos are trademarks of the teams indicated. The NFL shield, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl are trademarks of the National Football League. Officially Licensed Product of Players Inc. The Players Inc. logo is a registered trademark of the NFL Players. (c)2000 Players Inc. Used by permission. Distributed under license by Midway Home Entertainment Inc.

HYDRO THUNDER is a trademark of Midway Home Entertainment Inc. MIDWAY, BLITZ and the Midway logo are trademarks of Midway Amusement Games, LLC.

Sega, Dreamcast and the Dreamcast logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sega Enterprises, LTD.
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