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Hydro Thunder

Windows - 2001

Year 2001
Platform Windows
Released in United Kingdom
Genre Racing / Driving
Theme Naval, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Track Racing
Publisher Sold Out Sales & Marketing Ltd.
Developer Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.
Perspective Behind view
Tested on Windows 10
4.76 / 5 - 150 votes

Description of Hydro Thunder

In 2001, Sold Out Sales & Marketing Ltd. publishes Hydro Thunder on Windows. This racing / driving game is now abandonware and is set in a naval, sci-fi / futuristic and track racing themes.

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How to play Hydro Thunder Windows

Autorun of original CD requires the installed Macromedia Shockwave Player for work. But you can launch installation from DATA folder, simply click on setup.exe. Also, you can copy the contents of the \DATA\English\data\ folder to your drive and replace the executable file with the NoCD by beha_r.

The game has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10, works with no problem. For best experience run the game through dgVoodoo utility

Comments and reviews

STORM 2024-05-17 0 point

Booted it up with WINE on Linux Mint, works like a champ, no worries about window's malware blips anymore.

Free Race Freak 2024-04-27 0 point

Hydro Thunder was Made with mutch Love

Free Racer 2024-04-25 0 point

This Is Hydro Thunder !!

storm 2024-01-19 1 point

I downloaded the Rip version and windows defender instantly flagged it the second I opened the zip file, is this file infected?

Fofo762 2023-12-16 -1 point

Oh yeah, forgot to say that there is a back door that leads to a small river bed where wild chickens would test and ponder their life choices the owner of Klondikes (the pizza place) was so nice to make a shelter for them out of wood when it rains. Sometimes chickens would actually come inside and peck peanuts off the floor which was pretty cool.

Fofo762 2023-12-16 0 point

I played this game as a child at this pizza place that was distinct for basically just being a door that went down to a basement with arcade machines, t shirts and flags all over the ceiling, and also allowed you to throw peanut shells on the literal dirt ground which was pretty sick. There was also Christmas lights year round. My favorite game was Hydro Thunder and Fast and Furious Spy Racers which was multiplayer. Sometime around the pandemic Hydro Thunder was sold so I couldn’t play it anymore. But recently on a trip to Lake Tahu I found the old game at another pizza place. Playing this old game in a small arcade room with yellow and green walls while it was snowing outside brought old emotions from long ago. Still fun and it will stay that way. Underrated as well.

DeathCold 2023-11-19 0 point

I never played this game, but I'm subscribed to one youtuber who has the actual arcade machine with this game and who always recommends this game to play when it comes time to talk about this game. So yeah, I will give this game a shot and see if it is worth it or not.

Swf 2023-10-10 -2 points

hydro thunder does not work

DanielMullan 2023-04-23 0 point

does this game work on Windows 10 and 11?

8-bit kid 2023-02-05 1 point

Oh man... I loved playing Hydro Thunder on the Dreamcast and I was so miffed that it got released on the Playstation because I KNEW it wasn't powerful enough for the game. Did eventually get released as a bundled game on the Playstation 2 but the Dreamcast STILL did it better! This was one of THE best racing games I EVER played! Game wasn't lying when it said your crazy trying to defeat EXPERT! Took a perfect game play using ALL the shortcuts and a good bit of LUCK to beat those nightmares! But boy? You had a killer time doing it!

N!GG€® 2023-01-13 1 point

Wooo WOoo WOoo WOoo Great Game

Sickmind33 2022-09-21 3 points

This is such a good game. I remember playing it at the arcade as a kid.

Also, for those who want to reset the save, just delete Hydro.cfg

momspaghettiii 2022-07-04 1 point

i have a faint memory from my child days that i was playing a water racing game and there was different monsters on the track, almost like hydra thunder hyracane's one level, but i cant find a trace on the internet, did i make it up?

SS 2022-05-03 1 point

You can change the resolution by using the dgVoodooCpl.exe found in same folder. plenty of options to check out there. From what i can tell it seems the game used the voodoo cards back in a day and that dgVoodoo is just a wrapper that allows us to play it using directx. SO check out dgVoodooCpl, i was able to make it full screen but it is stretched a little bit. just find what ever resolution works best for you enjoy

pocketrice 2022-02-07 1 point

any way to change the resolution of the game? can't play it because my screen has a super high resolution

Sparkitty 2022-01-23 1 point

From what I could tell, I want to say it's just vibration.

pomokey 2022-01-20 0 point

sparkitty, is it actual force feedback? like steering feedback, or just vibration?

Sparkitty 2022-01-15 2 points

Such a amazing game to have played during my childhood. Used to have a sit down arcade cabinet of this game in the old bowling alley we went to and I'd play this so much. I didn't even know of a PC version until I looked it up on here and what surprised me as well is that this game has wheel support. Ran it using my G27 after seeing it had Force Feedback and it works great after lowering the FF and changing the Steering angle to around 360. Just a question, though. Does anyone know how to reset the save for this game so I can start over?

POE_UK 2021-08-22 0 point

A brilliant old game this, i used to play this for hours back in the day.

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Windows Version

DownloadRip-version with dgVoodoo (works on Windows 10) English version 64 MB DownloadDisc Image English version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version Dutch version 608 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Hydro Thunder, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdNoCD by beha_r English version French version German version Spanish; Castilian version Italian version Dutch version 996 KB

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