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4th Feb '16 3:11:28 AM GrammarNavi
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''Hydro Thunder'' is an ArcadeGame from Creator/MidwayGames that was created in 1999. It's a simple arcade racing game in which you pilot a selection of high-speed racing boats in some 9 (plus 4 bonus) locations, often in a place that isn't suitable for such boats to be racing at, and in some cases, the government of where ever you'd be racing at would chase you down for a bit, and you'll be bound to crash into many a passerby, [[RuleOfCool as well as to perform some insane stunts over buildings, rock formations, and who knows what else]]. The game was controlled by a steering wheel and a cool boat throttle with a boost button to increase the speed.

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''Hydro Thunder'' is an ArcadeGame UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame from Creator/MidwayGames that was created in 1999. It's a simple arcade racing game in which you pilot a selection of high-speed racing boats in some 9 (plus 4 bonus) locations, often in a place that isn't suitable for such boats to be racing at, and in some cases, the government of where ever you'd be racing at would chase you down for a bit, and you'll be bound to crash into many a passerby, [[RuleOfCool as well as to perform some insane stunts over buildings, rock formations, and who knows what else]]. The game was controlled by a steering wheel and a cool boat throttle with a boost button to increase the speed.
28th Nov '15 10:34:43 PM nombretomado
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It has both the standard arcade port and set of console ports for the {{Nintendo 64}}, PlayStation, SegaDreamcast, and in the ''Midway Arcade Treasures 3'' CompilationRerelease, in which the consoles were probably far better a chance to get to race on the bonus tracks, since [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard most races are challenging to complete]]. One of the few games to actually not suffer from PortingDisaster in console format, although the boat throttle obviously didn't make the translation.

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It has both the standard arcade port and set of console ports for the {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}}, PlayStation, SegaDreamcast, UsefulNotes/PlayStation, UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast, and in the ''Midway Arcade Treasures 3'' CompilationRerelease, in which the consoles were probably far better a chance to get to race on the bonus tracks, since [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard most races are challenging to complete]]. One of the few games to actually not suffer from PortingDisaster in console format, although the boat throttle obviously didn't make the translation.
7th Jul '15 2:15:26 AM Sammettik
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* OhCrap[=/=]ThisIsGoingToSuck: If you manage to hit the helicopter in Lake Powell, you'll sometimes hear "This is gonna hurt..." right before a speeding hulk of metal slams into the chopper.



* ThisIsGoingToSuck: If you manage to hit the helicopter in Lake Powell, you'll sometimes hear "This is gonna hurt..." right before a speeding hulk of metal slams into the chopper. A similar line is sometimes played during a particularly long drop.



--> "WHOA WHOA WHOA, SLOW IT DOWN THERE, YOU FREAKIN' NUTSHELL! HEY, WE'RE TRYING TO SAVE PEOPLE HERE, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!"

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--> "WHOA WHOA WHOA, SLOW IT DOWN THERE, YOU FREAKIN' NUTSHELL! NUTJOB! HEY, WE'RE TRYING TO SAVE PEOPLE HERE, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!"
5th Jun '15 7:20:30 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* SceneryGorn: New York Disaster, a flooded, post-apocalyptic version of the Big Apple.


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* WhatTheHellHero: The rescue squad in New York Disaster, to everyone racing:
--> "WHOA WHOA WHOA, SLOW IT DOWN THERE, YOU FREAKIN' NUTSHELL! HEY, WE'RE TRYING TO SAVE PEOPLE HERE, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!"
8th May '15 4:10:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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A direct sequel called ''HydroThunderHurricane'' was released in July 2010 for the XboxLiveArcade. ''Hurricane'' was developed by Vector Unit, a new dev team formed by two people who worked on the "''TwistedMetal'' [[RecycledInSpace in the water]]" game ''Blood Wake''. Meanwhile, the arcades got a SpiritualSuccessor called ''[[VideoGame/H2Overdrive H2Overdrive]]'' courtesy of [[EugeneJarvis Raw Thrills]] and Specular Interactive, which just happens to largely be the original ''Hydro Thunder'' development team.

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A direct sequel called ''HydroThunderHurricane'' ''VideoGame/HydroThunderHurricane'' was released in July 2010 for the XboxLiveArcade. ''Hurricane'' was developed by Vector Unit, a new dev team formed by two people who worked on the "''TwistedMetal'' [[RecycledInSpace in the water]]" game ''Blood Wake''. Meanwhile, the arcades got a SpiritualSuccessor called ''[[VideoGame/H2Overdrive H2Overdrive]]'' courtesy of [[EugeneJarvis Raw Thrills]] and Specular Interactive, which just happens to largely be the original ''Hydro Thunder'' development team.



* {{Area 51}}: Where one race in ''[[HydroThunderHurricane Hurricane]]'' takes place, complete with [[spoiler: a warp to an alien world and back.]]

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* {{Area 51}}: Where one race in ''[[HydroThunderHurricane ''[[VideoGame/HydroThunderHurricane Hurricane]]'' takes place, complete with [[spoiler: a warp to an alien world and back.]]



** In ''[[HydroThunderHurricane Hurricane]]'' [[spoiler: one level has giant dinosaurs, another warps you to an alien world and back, and another ends with a Norse god pounding the water, making it extremely choppy.]]

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** In ''[[HydroThunderHurricane ''[[VideoGame/HydroThunderHurricane Hurricane]]'' [[spoiler: one level has giant dinosaurs, another warps you to an alien world and back, and another ends with a Norse god pounding the water, making it extremely choppy.]]



** About a year or so after ''[=H2Overdrive=]'' hit arcades, Microsoft announced that they leased the ''Hydro Thunder'' IP from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (who purchased the Midway back catalog following Midway's 2009 bankruptcy) and made a true sequel for XboxLiveArcade. Everybody, [[http://kotaku.com/5502892/hydro-thunder-returns-with-all+new-xbox-live-arcade-sequel say]] [[http://kotaku.com/5503102/hydro-thunder-hurricane-impressions-bouncy hello]] to ''HydroThunderHurricane''!

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** About a year or so after ''[=H2Overdrive=]'' hit arcades, Microsoft announced that they leased the ''Hydro Thunder'' IP from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (who purchased the Midway back catalog following Midway's 2009 bankruptcy) and made a true sequel for XboxLiveArcade. Everybody, [[http://kotaku.com/5502892/hydro-thunder-returns-with-all+new-xbox-live-arcade-sequel say]] [[http://kotaku.com/5503102/hydro-thunder-hurricane-impressions-bouncy hello]] to ''HydroThunderHurricane''!''VideoGame/HydroThunderHurricane''!
8th May '15 4:08:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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A direct sequel called ''HydroThunderHurricane'' was released in July 2010 for the XboxLiveArcade. ''Hurricane'' was developed by Vector Unit, a new dev team formed by two people who worked on the "''TwistedMetal'' [[RecycledInSpace in the water]]" game ''Blood Wake''. Meanwhile, the arcades got a SpiritualSuccessor called ''[[H2Overdrive H2Overdrive]]'' courtesy of [[EugeneJarvis Raw Thrills]] and Specular Interactive, which just happens to largely be the original ''Hydro Thunder'' development team.

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A direct sequel called ''HydroThunderHurricane'' was released in July 2010 for the XboxLiveArcade. ''Hurricane'' was developed by Vector Unit, a new dev team formed by two people who worked on the "''TwistedMetal'' [[RecycledInSpace in the water]]" game ''Blood Wake''. Meanwhile, the arcades got a SpiritualSuccessor called ''[[H2Overdrive ''[[VideoGame/H2Overdrive H2Overdrive]]'' courtesy of [[EugeneJarvis Raw Thrills]] and Specular Interactive, which just happens to largely be the original ''Hydro Thunder'' development team.
29th Jan '15 2:29:45 AM Killerweinerdog
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* GuyInBack: Your boat has an on-board navigator, [[ShownTheirWork much like real-life high speed boat racing]], who occasionally makes comments over the radio as you race.
13th Aug '14 10:05:57 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Especially the arcade version, where you will ''never'' attain first place.
22nd Jan '14 1:08:23 PM rjung
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* RecycledINSPACE: The two sequels, ''Off-Road Thunder'' (''Hydro Thunder'' [-WITH TRUCKS!-]) and ''Artic Thunder'' (''Hydro Thunder'' [-with SNOWMOBILES!-])

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* RecycledINSPACE: The two sequels, ''Off-Road Thunder'' (''Hydro Thunder'' [-WITH TRUCKS!-]) and ''Artic ''Arctic Thunder'' (''Hydro Thunder'' [-with SNOWMOBILES!-])
28th Sep '13 7:32:32 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Hydro Thunder''''' is an arcade game from Midway that was created in 1999, right around the end of the arcade era. It's a simple arcade racing game in which you pilot a selection of high-speed racing boats in some 9 (plus 4 bonus) locations, often in a place that isn't suitable for such boats to be racing at, and in some cases, the government of where ever you'd be racing at would chase you down for a bit, and you'll be bound to crash into many a passerby, [[RuleOfCool as well as to perform some insane stunts over buildings, rock formations, and who knows what else]]. The game was controlled by a steering wheel and a cool boat throttle with a boost button to increase the speed.

It has both the standard arcade port and set of console ports for the Nintendo 64, [=PSX=], Dreamcast, and in the Midway Arcade Treasures 3 CompilationRerelease, in which the consoles were probably far better a chance to get to race on the bonus tracks, since [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard most races are challenging to complete]]. One of the few games to actually not suffer from PortingDisaster in console format, although the boat throttle obviously didn't make the translation.

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'''''Hydro Thunder''''' ''Hydro Thunder'' is an arcade game ArcadeGame from Midway Creator/MidwayGames that was created in 1999, right around the end of the arcade era.1999. It's a simple arcade racing game in which you pilot a selection of high-speed racing boats in some 9 (plus 4 bonus) locations, often in a place that isn't suitable for such boats to be racing at, and in some cases, the government of where ever you'd be racing at would chase you down for a bit, and you'll be bound to crash into many a passerby, [[RuleOfCool as well as to perform some insane stunts over buildings, rock formations, and who knows what else]]. The game was controlled by a steering wheel and a cool boat throttle with a boost button to increase the speed.

It has both the standard arcade port and set of console ports for the Nintendo 64, [=PSX=], Dreamcast, {{Nintendo 64}}, PlayStation, SegaDreamcast, and in the Midway ''Midway Arcade Treasures 3 3'' CompilationRerelease, in which the consoles were probably far better a chance to get to race on the bonus tracks, since [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard most races are challenging to complete]]. One of the few games to actually not suffer from PortingDisaster in console format, although the boat throttle obviously didn't make the translation.
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