Hydro Thunder Go hands on video

The first game of the 6 weeks of Must Have Games promo event is now released and it’s as previously announced: Hydro Thunder Go. Hydro Thunder was organically an arcade game developed by Midway back in 1999 and release in the same year on the Sega Dreamcast console. The game essentially consists of racing high speed transformable speedboats through crazy looking race tracks environments that are constantly changing. You will have access to 9 race environments and 12 different speedboats alongside several Xbox Live achievements.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the game looks really good. Everything is3D rendered in real-time with nice water effects and environmental reflections. As far as I can see the game is being rendered at lower resolution and then upscaled to WVGA but even this doesn’t prevent it from being choppy at times. There’s also some stuttering issues when you first start a race (this will most probably be fixed in Mango thanks to the new GenerationalGC). All in all this is one of the best looking games on the platform right now and it’s fun to play so you can’t really go wrong for $4.99. Check out my video below: