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Hydro Thunder Hurricane - Xbox 360

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the controls and multi player mode are on the whole positive. The action and value for money are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the gameplay and usability, and some have doubts about the graphics and reliability.

value for money, action, multi player, controls

reliability, graphics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Hydro Thunder Hurricane - Xbox 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 34 reviews)

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Hydro Thunder Hurricane Review

 

Ten years after the original, we finally get our hands on a Hydro Thunder sequel. Part of the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade, Hydro Thunder Hurricane is trying to bring back memories of arcade goodness.

Online is fairly standard in one aspect and incredibly unique in another. As you would expect, you can race against other players on Xbox Live as well as have your buddies with you do some split screen action. That’s an obvious inclusion in the game....

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Hydro Thunder Hurricane

 

If the name Guido Cappellini does not ring a bell, it is because the sport he excels in, F1 Powerboat Racing, is uncommon in Britain. But its American popularity led to Hydro Thunder Hurricane's prequel, a popular arcade title that was ported to the...

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Hydro Thunder Hurricane

 

When Hydro Thunder first made its videogame console debut on the Sega Dreamcast back in September of 1999, and later being brought to both the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation console, no one had quite understood the possibilities of combining...

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Hydro Thunder Hurricane

 

The race is on. Again.

The game’s splashy water effects are soothing, especially during August heatwaves. But again, it's the oddball moments, as when a Nordic ship pulls up behind you and begins ramming your boat for no apparent reason, that give Hurricane the irreverent...

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Hydro Thunder Hurricane (XBLA) Review

 

A '90s classic returns. Though heavy with nostalgia, not everything translates well as is.

Single-player is divided into four modes. 'Race' is self-explanatory, while 'Ring Master' has you racing alone and hitting the preset number of rings on the watery track. 'Gauntlet' is the second challenge type mode and involves avoiding explosive...

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Review: Hydro Thunder Hurricane (Microsoft Xbox 360)

 

However, I don't think this game really works for people new to the series. There's not a lot of value for a full-priced XBLA game, and the gameplay – while fun – is best taken in short bursts. Anyone who plays and enjoys the demo should take care that...

Christopher Bowen is the Associate Editor at Diehard GameFAN. He has also written for Daily Games News and Not A True Ending in his five years of working as a journalist in the industry, and has tackled the biggest issues for gamers via his Unbranding...

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Hydro Thunder Hurricane [Xbox Live Arcade]

 

In some ways, this approach works in the game's favor, creating a gameplay style that feels, for lack of a better word, "classic." Everything controls much like it did in the original, and the only major change to the actual mechanics comes in the form...

Calling the digital distribution system on the Xbox 360 an "arcade" is more or less a misnomer. The word arcade conjures up a certain image for many people; an image of shuffling quarters into machines made with the sole intent of eating said quarters....

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Hydro Thunder Hurricane XBLA Review

 

It's been a little over 10 years since Hydro Thunder was released in arcades and on consoles and that, is a long-ass time. I was a huge fan of the original, as it was one of the more creative racers out at the time aside from Rush 2049. While a direct...

However, the game’s updated look is a HUGE improvement over the original, as everything has been overhauled while still maintaining and even improving the environmental changes that occur on each new lap of a track. The water looks great for an Arcade...

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Hydro Thunder Hurricane Review

 

Hydro Thunder Hurricane's blast of late-arcade-era nostalgia is a perfect match for Xbox Live Arcade.

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Hydro Thunder Hurricane

 

Eleven years ago, Hydro Thunder received rave reviews in arcades and on the Dreamcast for providing incredibly fun, fast-paced racing thrills that rewarded players who replayed the tracks over and over with new paths and shortcuts to dominate the...

Hydro Thunder Hurricane destroys its predecessor by providing more of what made it such a classic to begin with, and improving upon it. Hurricane's controls are tighter, its courses crazier, and the action is more intense. The only downgrades have been...

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