Hydro Thunder

stinger9142
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November 1st, 2016, 11:30 pm #1

Hydro Thunder won pretty heavily :yeah: I never owned or played it. It always looked like a decent race. Curious to see what others thought of it.
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The White Falcon
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November 2nd, 2016, 2:03 am #2

Hydro Thunder was the one game my parents bought unasked for. They played the arcade version on vacation, went to the store and bought the N64 version, and then monopolized my N64 for a week after they got home.

I have this version and the Dreamcast port, which is much closer to arcade perfect. Both have their good and bad points; the DC version is, as I said, close to arcade perfect, and the save system is more reliable, while the N64 port is more polished (the DC port was rushed for the launch) and the timing's been rebalanced to make the game a little more fair.
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kartmaster
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November 2nd, 2016, 2:28 am #3

I also got this game from my parents unasked for. I'd played the arcade version so I was familiar with it. I ended up playing a heck of a lot of it apparently. I 100%'d the game, but oddly don't have any specific memories of it.
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November 2nd, 2016, 1:16 pm #4

Okay, I truly need to fire up the N64 for some Hyrdo Thunder action! Good call guys!
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D.J Cat
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November 4th, 2016, 4:55 pm #5

Have a lot of fond memories of this game.

And only got it 6 years ago.
I think I did it for N64 Beats em all.

Fantastic, simple fun, great tracks.
Will definitely stick this one in when Inger a chance, possibly tomorrow ?

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Jsboger
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November 7th, 2016, 6:41 pm #6

It is a fun game for sure. Classic arcade racer!
Nintendo Sixty-FOOOOOOOOOOUR!!!!!!
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November 7th, 2016, 10:26 pm #7

Never played this one but it looks like a decent game. Congrats!



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November 8th, 2016, 12:16 am #8

Never played it either. I think it looks fun and it has some really nice visuals but it is unfortunately expensive. Even the loose blue cart is $25 dollars which is a little to much for me to stomach since I'm not big on racing games.


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D.J Cat
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November 12th, 2016, 4:17 am #9

That time I mentioned above is the default first checkpoint tine in every course I noticed last week for some reason.

Been playing through, enjoying it.
Getting close to beating the Hard courses and unlocking the Bonus ones.

This is what I love about this console.
This game takes me back to 2010 and 2013 even though it was released way earlier than that.
To me, it was a new game and I have fond memories as such.
That's why I don't refer to the N64 in past tense.
It wasn't a great console "back in the day" because it still is now!

N64 Forever indeed!
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Retro Junkie
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November 15th, 2016, 1:42 am #10

This is the kind of game that takes me back to the golden age of arcades. Memories of fifteen different games with their sounds and music mixed in loud mind numbing blaring decimals. All in one room. Those were the days. You just could not get this type of gaming at home. Nothing was more powerful than the SNES back then.
When I first got this game for the N64 I was back in the arcades.Love this type of gaming.
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