Game Review: Hydro Thunder

Introduction: The game's fifteen missions link together in a number of possible paths to your final objective: a show-down on Venom, the home planet of the interplanetary tyrant, Andross. Throughout your adventure, you'll have to accomplish challenging objectives in order to reach and conquer every mission.

Review: There are two different mission modes in the game; 3-D scroll and all-range. A 3-D scroll mission thrusts you forward into the conflict, and requires intense, split-second reactions. Multiple paths are possible through these scrolling missions, depending on the choices you make. All-range mode missions enable you to maneuver in full 360-degrees, and to put your Arwing through radical combat maneuvers like loop-the-loops and high energy turns.

So it's a great game according to many people but according to many it is also not as good as the PSX title Hydro Thunder. Since it lacks many modes such as time trials etc.

It's an N64 game so the graphics have to be good but anyway the game graphics are very good the detail is high and you'll feel that you're actually racing. Since I tested this game on Nemu 0.7a so there was no sound but from what I've heard it is quite good. :)

The gameplay is GREAT. This is because it has a split second stop watch. Plus you get a decent frame rate on Nemu and it is quite difficult to even get to medium mode ;-)

Nemu v0.7a

Conclusion: A fairly good game, Star Wars Racer fans should like it. Some people claim it to be the best racer in the world (not the developers). But it can be played by anyone and it is an entertainer.

Ratings: (scale of 0.0 to 5.0)
Gameplay: 5.0 Excellent. This is because it has a split second stop watch. Comfortable controls as well.
Graphics: 5.0 Highly detailed graphics. Feel like your really racing.
Sound: 3.0 Quite good fx. Music is heart-racing at some points and also soothing.
Overall: 4.5 Some people say this game is the greatest Racing game ever but I think the PSX version is better.

Written by MasJ


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