Excerpt: In 1999, Midway struck gold with its arcade-style boat-racing game, Hydro Thunder. Though not the deepest of racing games, Hydro Thunder had its merits. The control was tight and responsive, and the graphics really made the then-new Dreamcast shine. Now, Midway has brought its snowmobile version of Hydro Thunder, Arctic Thunder, to the PlayStation 2. Unfortunately, none of the kind words said about Hydro Thunder can be applied to its chillier counterpart.
Excerpt: Those familiar with the games that have come out of the Midway camp probably know Hydro Thunder but aren't aware of it's younger brother, Arctic Thunder . It works by taking the premise of Hydro- zooming around really fast, and adding snowmobiles - hence the Arctic. Arctic Thunder is a beautiful game while you're speeding around with a rocket between your legs, but if you stop to take a closer look, it can be absolutely hideous.
Excerpt: Let's just get this out of the way right now: Arctic Thunder sucks, and sucks hard. Don't even think about buying it. Rent it if you must, but under no circumstances should you plop down more than 5 bucks of your hard-earned cash to play this game. I'll explain why this bargain bin-bound game isn't worth full price in a while, but let me make that point abundantly clear. That said, it would only be fair to explain why I have such utter disregard for this game.
Excerpt: on the Dreamcast, PSOne and N64. The jetboat racing game had all the ingredients needed for a great arcade styled racer. Plenty of speed, plenty of crashes and plenty of close racing (thanks to some overly ambitious catch-up AI). The game was a winner and it was with some excitement that I waited for Midway to release a sequel.
Conclusion: Erg achterhaald dus. Dit spel zou ik dan ook aan iedereen afraden, want spijtig genoeg beleef je hier echt niet veel plezier aan. De fans van Hydro Thunder raad ik aan om dit spel eerst eens te huren voor het zich aan te schaffen. Zo kan je misschien veel geld uitsparen. De echte hardcore arcade fans die de arcade versie echt leuk vonden kunnen dit spel misschien nog kopen. Maar er zijn beter arcade games verkrijgbaar op de ps2.
Pros: misschien voor de echte hardcore fans
Cons: chaos slechte graphics gameplay is nog slechter