Hydro Thunder Gameplay (PS2) - All Playable Tracks

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  • ℹ️ Published 3 years ago

What I have here is an Arcade game made by Midway before it went bankcrupt in 2009 and shut down in 2010. Back in the days, I used to play this game on PS1 but the graphic was horrible. It was ported to N64, Sega Dreamcast and PC too. The Dreamcast port is the best port among other platforms.

This game is included in Midware Arcade Treasures 3 for the PS2 port. The graphic looks much better and beautiful but it lacks a lot of stuffs unlike other platforms though such as Catacomb Bonus Course and 4 Bonus Boats. No idea why Midway didn't include it in this compilation.

I keep on using Tidal Blade boat because it has great handling, speed, boost speed and jump. I don't want to use Hard Boats because the handlings are horrible even though they are fast.

This gameplay aims to show you all tracks that you can race. This port doesn't have Main Menu music and loading screen sound so I added them myself using PS1 sounds. All in all, I hope you guys enjoy the gameplay in 60fps :)

💬 Comments

this is definitely one of the best racing games in history

Author — LuLu9905


I like how they have a systems check during loading and one of the items is cupholder, responding with "cupholder is a go!" XD This game had so much fun with itself and it makes it that much better of an arcade experience.

Author — Rexcor Jungmir


They seem to have changed how the A.I. works in the MAT3 ports especially on XBox and PC. Making it more dependent on how many shortcuts you master than how fast you go overall. Could finish a race in 1:51 but end up in 3rd because I missed a few shortcuts, but then win the race in 1:57 the next run because I managed to hit enough shortcuts and secrets.

Also the Xbox version breaks the loading screen dialogue. My cup holders are no longer go.

Author — Patrick Lloyd


I’m definitely amazed at noob you’re definitely a legend in my book playing a classic like this

Author — True Religions


thank you for this amazing trip down nostalgia lane. great game and great gameplay

Author — sirjoebill


yo i remember playing this game all the time at the bowing alley i went too cant believe i found it tysm!

Author — Tooka


I can't believe all these years later I'm just learning about some of these short cuts damn!

Author — Nigel Burrows


I remembered choosing those hard mode boats and it always says *YOUR CRAZY!!!* and I be like "Hell yeah I am!" Good times.

Author — SinnamonSymon66


You make it look easy!

Still one of my absolute favorite games to this day.

Author — Jack Daniel


that launch through the ice cave into the other one was perfect.

Author — Zoddhand


Nothing can't beat the original hydro thunder game since on my dreamcast days every weekend I play this 😊🔥🔥🔥
Hurricane is not bad but it doesn't feel like a hydro thunder game



So many memories! I remember that I sucked hard at the Arctic Circle track lol

Author — Fraggly of the Duma Faithful


super facil con esa lancha, pero nunca te agarraste las dificiles (HARD) con esas si estaba chingon jugar, sobre todo el ultimo bote bote (lancha), pero en fin buen juego, me recordaste los buenos tiempos

Author — Francisco Javier Rodríguez Solórzano


You play such old games...

Its cool.

Author — your typical dude


Exelente, eres un maquina... grande...

Author — JE TA


i remember playing this. could never figure out how to do the jump thing so i never got to see all of the tracks cuz i would always place 5th or smt in the apocalypse one and third in every other one. thank you. alos never knew how to do a superstart. i was like 10 at the time of playing.

Author — Wyatt Moore


One of the only games i know for dream cast that can still hold its own weight even in 2020 this is one of these game you can relive the fun over in over i love this game.

Author — White girls love Light skinfire men


I swear the graphics use to look so real to me when I use to play this

Author — Novva



Man this brings back memories. Between playing this and Dino Crisis, I could waste an entire weekend.
Maybe switch to Dave Mirra BMX on the ps2 for a bit then its back to this one.

What a time to be alive.

Author — JAY TEE


I remember back then when i found this game in an emulator at the bowling alley and always spent countless time with it! It was an amazing experience! Recently i was trying to remember the name of the game and then i stepped in you're video and after that i downloaded it cracked on my computer! Nonethless, great gameplay and shortcuts! :D

By the way, since you are still active, would be appreciated if you could check out my first upload about a huge and unexpected shortcut at artic circle that i did by myself! And i ask you that because we do quite similiar content! :P

Author — Norvoz [ビル]