Conclusion: In order to Bronze and then Gold every event, you will have to do ALL 8 tracks on EXPERT in one run-through for each of the game modes (you can however, restart each individual event, and quit out and return later. But still, that doesn't make it any easier.) ~~Thanks to McGubbalo for this difficult achievement warning. COMPLETIONISTS, BEWARE!
Excerpt: If you owned a Dreamcast and didn't love Hydro Thunder you are probably dead inside, or at least starting to rot. Back then arcade games were still cool and the sight of them running on home consoles was thrilling. Midway's water-based, turbo-charged racer was one of the best, boasting incredible graphics, breakneck speed and some of the biggest vertical drops in video game history.
Excerpt: Sometimes, a game is so perfectly in tune with what you wanted it to be, you almost have to pinch yourself. For most of the time, Half-minute Hero is that game. The title relates to a microcosm of classic console Japanese Role Playing Games (JRPG). The idea being that you have to defeat an Evil Lord in 30 seconds, because that’s how long it takes to cast the Spell of Destruction which will destroy the world.
Review: Hydro Thunder Hurricane (Microsoft Xbox 360)
7 December 2010
Summary: It is what it is: Hydro Thunder Hurricane is an acceptable remake of the arcade port for fans of the original game. Anyone who loved the arcade or Dreamcast game will likely be counting down the minutes to purchase this, as they should.
Excerpt: 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 Dreamcast and contemporary consoles. Hurricane does not break from its arcade heritage and pits players against one another in three distinct game types: Race, Ring Master and Gauntlet.
Fantasy boat racer offers good, clean, high-speed fun.
Common Sense Media
4 December 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Hydro Thunder Hurricane is a fantasy boat racing game. There is some violence -- boats explode -- but the drivers are never injured, and the high-speed aquatic action is so over-the-top that there is little risk of any players attempting to simulate it in the real world.