PSX Longplay [382] Hydro Thunder

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  • ℹ️ Published 4 years ago

Played by: Mad-Matt

This video is downloadable in two formats. Native resolution which is in an over scanned wide format, and a forced 4:3 video which looks more normal (even though it is more ugly due to scaling errors)

Hyrdro Thunder for the Ps1 is a conversion of the arcade/dreamcast game of the same name. However, the ps1 version is significantly worse than the other versions. The sampled arcade audio is overly loud and low quality and the gfx a so low res, it can be difficult to see where you are meant to go on some tracks.

I just play through circuit mode which goes through all tracks with one of the 3 starting craft. Amazingly this does not unlock anything in the game :O . Going to arcade mode, all tracks still need to be unlocked one by one and a different craft can be selected for each track. In hindsight, this would have been a better mode to record, but after showing all tracks, I have no will to go through it all again. The game can be brutally difficult and very difficult to get 1st place unless you know all the secret paths to take advantage of. Sometimes you see the lead racer using those shortcuts. -
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💬 Comments

I like that you can break the track record by 15 seconds and still not win the race. A true arcade port.

Author — HeadOfBucket


Brings back memories from more than 20 years ago.

Author — Big DODdeee


Wanna talk about a game that still fuckin holdsup thru the decades. Definitely hydro thunder!!! What a game. This and the burnout games were the best arcade racing games ever

Author — John R


This is still my all time favourite racing game, really wish they make new game soon

Author — RossCuth


Had this game on the PC when I was a kid. I never knew how to do the jump, probably why I never got to play the bonus tracks or boats. Played the game again recently and beat it. It still holds up. Great arcade difficulty.

Author — Tom Cole


This is really impressive considering its running on PS but the controls feel more like Wipeout and not so much like you're actually in water. I thought Turbo Prop Racing did a better job of recreating the feel of water, even though that game was super glitchy.

Author — Pooby1000


I sucked so bad at this game but it was SOOO fun to play! The best part was wrecking the other boats and getting high ass jumps!! I did laugh during this vid when you finished in first so hard the first time your boat wigged out, what a power move 😂

Author — Fae FierceVulpine


This was my very first video game I've ever played in my life back when I was 3 years old

Author — Louis Ruiz


The sweet moments in the arcade saloon and im the only one playing hidro thunder

Man nostalgia really hits me

Author — Gazdagagi


Love playing this on my PSP

Author — The SwapMeet Flea


damn, seeing this game reminds me of all the tokens i spent trying to beat the game at arcades lol

Author — dabiid


Hydro Thunder and Wave Race. Good memories with those games.

Author — lordoflizardsp


Hydro Thunder, Crash Team Racing, and Mario Kart... some of my favorite racing games back in the day.

Author — Dampachi100


had no idea playing a bunch of this game would lead to me yelling THUNDERRRR" and "MISS BEHAAAVE" out loud to myself for the next 20 years

Author — Public Telephone


How the hell am I getting a thrill out of watching this! 😆

Author — DejaVus _Revenge


Siempre será uno de mis juegos favoritos gracias por subirlo saludos desde Colombia

Author — Edwin Yosimar Rincón Albarracin


I wish there was a version available to purchase today

Author — amazingman63


This game pulled off some miracles on the PS1. Reflective water caustics, crowded scenes and almost eradicated pop in. You can literally see for miles in some levels. While the Dreamcast is much cleaner and stable, I prefer the PS1's more vivid colour palette.

Author — Randomid


my god the nile adventure map is crazy, I loved that one

Author — TKuja1


My favourite levels was the jungle one where you can hit a monkey, and the short cut in the artic where you can crash into a bunch of penguins lol. Call me an asshole, but it was fun hitting them.

Author — ꪖꪜꪖ