Summary: Oh man this game brings back memories. Me and my friends used to play this and SEGA Bass Fishing all day, every day back on the Dreamcast. Well, not this exactly, the original, but this is so close its not even funny. Except this one's way better. The core gameplay remains the same. You drive drifty speedboats through over-the-top courses complete with dragons and giant Norse gods with swinging axes and what not.
Summary: This is a classic remake - more fun than the original even! Split screen four way racing with local and online friends is amazing. Some of the jumps are sick. Best game on xbox live right now.
Summary: An amazing tribute and sequel to the original game, Hydro Thunder Hurricane packs amazing new courses, along with all the original Boats (sans the "Midway," replaced by the "Vector"). HTH is a blast to play, with tons of offline single-player events that offer an awesome challenge (no, really, this game gets difficult) to even veteran Hydro Thunder players.
Summary: This game is terrible when compared to its origins. As someone who dropped far too many quarters in the Arcade version and who bought the Dreamcast version on day 1, this game pales in comparison. The game doesn't really convey a good sense of speed. After turning this "remake" off and popping in the Dreamcast version (after finding and dusting off my poor old DC), the difference is like night and day. The DC version felt fast when you were boosting.
Summary: I think this game is awesome. But in the interests of full disclosure, I worked on it. But of all the games I've worked on, this is the most awesome! I still have fun playing multiplayer after a year of working on it.
Summary: For 15 bucks you get a lot of bang for your buck. If you are looking for a nice little racer this is the game for you. I tried to demo and after one raced purchased it in full and couldn't stop playing for four hours. Just one more race! I recommend this game very much.